Re: Help figuring out why I was identified as spam source
nobody at spamcop.net
Sat Jul 24 18:50:37 EDT 2004
"Tom Morrissey" <motobojo+news.spamcop.net at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:cdukji$qnk$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Please forgive me if II'm violating any accepted practices, this is all
> pretty new to me. I've been with spamcop for a while as a paying member
> and have been reseasonably pleased with the results. Recently I switched
> web site servers (lunarpages) and I was notified that spamcop sent them a
> report that I had sent email from my account with them (report attached
> below). Lunarpages has a rigid policy against spamming using their
> (3 reports and your account is shut down). I didn't send the mail in
> question, but I can't figure out how it was identified as coming from me /
> my domain. I want to figure out how to avoid the problem in the future.
> I'm pretty sure my own PC is free of viruses/trojans/spyware that might
> done it. I use Trend Micro Internet Security, Ad-Aware and Spy-BotS&D
> diligently. I'd be surprised if lunarpages servers had been hacked, but
> guess that might be a possibility.
> I'm pretty sure I didn't report myself my mistake (though I'm not entirely
> sure how one does that) - I checked my reporting history and this messange
> never came my way. I also double-checked by going to the report and
> the reporter a short "did I report myself - sorry to bother you message"
> the message never came to me (though I must admit being gun shy about
> bothering the reporter and getting reported for spamming again).
> I haven't received any more reports from lunarpages so I guess this was an
> isolated incident. I'd sure feel better if I could figure out how it
> If I did actually mistakenly report myself I don't know how and that bugs
> me. I've become gun shy about reporting any SPAM now and now I don't
> anything that spamcop identifies. I just delete it. That sucks and sort
> defeats the purpose of why I joined spamcop.
> Any help/guidance is appreciated.
> Apparently there is a chance lunarpages may have something set up funny so
> that it is predisposed to mis-identified email tracing on mail originating
> from it. How do I check if that is the case?
> Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
> -- Tom.
> spamcop report follows :
> Email from 126.96.36.199 / 19 Jul 2004 00:01:23 -0000
The parse looked OK when I checked it but I set a flag for the lunarpages
mailserver to indicate it is a valid forwarding server. As the parser
reparses whenever you look at the tracking url I can't say with certainty
why the problem occured.
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