Re: Rejected because SpamCop marked this message as SPAM
drewlt at hotmail.com
Thu May 19 15:43:52 EDT 2005
Thank you for the quick response Mike -
Let me see if I understand what could be causing this:
--First, I am blacklisted because my server sent 1 or more messages to a
SpamCop 'spam trap' which is a bogus address that triggers the blacklisting.
--This can be caused by viruses, as well as the various types of
(Say the auto-responder I have if a virus is detected) <-- guessing this
would be the culprit.
The first step I will do is to disable the virus auto-responder. Of course,
it would be nice to be able to search the logs for the spam trap email
address so I can see exactly what caused it. Do you think there is any
chance of that?
"Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
news:d6ij5n$or2$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Andrew wrote:
>> Hello - I apologize, because I'm sure this has been answered before,
>> but search returned nothing and looking over the posts available, I'm
>> still not clear on what's going on there.
> If you follow the link which the DSN provided you get a huge amount of
>> My users started getting these messages today:
>> SMTP error occurred while sending message to following recipient(s)
>> remoteuser at remotedomain.com
>> 553 5.3.0 Rejected because SpamCop marked this message as SPAM - View
>> additional information at http://spamcop.net/bl.shtml?18.104.22.168
>> What does this message mean?
> Surely you can see the link in what you posted which leads to a page
> which starts "SpamCop Blocking List - Was your email blocked?" -- that
> is, when an IP is SCbl/ed that link leads to a page which explains it
> and provides a link to another page which provides more explanation
> which is - Information about the reasons for listing (blocking) your
> mail server (22.214.171.124) -
> http://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=blcheck&ip=126.96.36.199 - which has
> information like "System has sent mail to SpamCop spam traps in the past
> week [..] If there are no reports of ongoing objectionable email from
> this system it will be delisted automatically in approximately 15
> The first link tells about how servers hit spamtraps such as misdirected
> autoreplies.and that provides another link about autorespnders at
> http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/329.html Why are auto responders
> bad? -- which also has sublinks.
> In addition, there's a useful faq
> http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/357.html If my IP is listed,
> does it mean I am a spammer or my ISP hosts spammers?
>> I'm taking it as remotedomain.com has SpamCop checking on their
>> mailserver (as do we), and either it is scanning the message (which i
>> didn't think was available for SpamCop) or we somehow got on
>> SpamCop's blacklist and are now unable to send emails to anyone that
>> checks the SpamCop database.
> Your server 188.8.131.52 rDNS concord1.concordenergy.com is SCbl
> listed. Those who use the SCbl will be blocking or tagging your
> server's mails.
>> But, as noted in another post, I cannot find any detail on how my IP
>> got on the blacklist. I have singed up for the reports of my IP's
>> (hourly) as suggested in yet another post, but have not received one
> When your server hits spamtraps it doesn't get reports. A spamtrap is
> an address which has never been exposed as a 'real' address, and mail
> going to spamtraps means that your server is addressing mail to a never
> exposed address. One cause of that is if your server accepts a mail for
> delivery which has a bogus From [such as spam and viral propagations
> use] and that bogus From belongs to a spamtrap. Then, after your server
> accepts the mail, it belatedly attempts a so-called 'bounce' which is
> actually a newmail addressed to the bogus From.
> Then, that newmail hits the spamcop spamtrap in sufficient numbers, and
> that causes your server to become listed for abusive behavior.
> Hopefully the result will be that you reconfigure your server to not
> abusively newmail bogus Froms.
>> I just want to know the date/time or message header that triggered the
> Generally you don't get much information about items to spamtraps, but
> you can communicate here http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/91.html
> How can I contact a real person about this? - or an email address
>> Emails sent off to SpamCop for information, but this seems like such a
>> simple and common request that I must be missing something.
> You are provided with a wealth of information by following the links
> which the DSN starts you off with.
> Mike Easter
> kibitzer, not SC admin
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