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Hi,

for about 6 months now I have been getting some quite nasty spam. When I contacted Metronet they advsied me to use Spamcop, which I do. However on one of today's Spam e-mails I looked at the 'Header' and saw that the originator ISP was stated as being on Spamcop's blacklist. This being the case why cannot Metronet filter them out?
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Was the IP address in Spamcop's black list when the email was sent?
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Yes it featuredin the Headerof the received e-mail.
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Sorry - I mis-understood.

Your copy of spamcop picked it up as spam and flagged it as such but you want to know why Metronet don't use spamcop's rbl and stop you getting it in the first place?

I have to say that my own server uses about 6 black lists but I've taken spamcop out of it because from time to time they blacklist (by accident) the yahoo groups email servers - which as you can imagine isn't a particularily clever thing to do.
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For the last few months now I have been getting lots of spam mail. I would say that 80% of the mail i get is spam mail and to be honest I am sick of it.

I cannot understand why Metronet cannot do some kind of top level filtering. OK there is the risk of marking some mail as spam incorrectly but nearly all the spam i get is so obviously spam mail with Viagra or similar in the subject field.

I have set up rules on my pc at home but this is getting a bit tiresome. Any plans to improve the psam filtering please?
etuk
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Registered: 07-08-2007

SPAM Mail

I doubt there will ever be a 100% solution to Spam. The results of filtering come out on a sliding scale between blocking legitimate mail and allowing spam through.
ISPs can only do so much in the way of filtering without upsetting end users for one or the other results, so mail rules are the best option even if they are a pain to set up. But even that won’t give a complete answer because of all the spelling variations spammers use. [Which also, I suspect, would foul up any high level filtering by ISPs.] My protection comes in the form of Panda’s Platinum AV suite and while most times it marks up Spam correctly, I’m reluctant to set up a rule to delete all such marked email. My concern is that a rule set up to catch phising emails could also catch a genuine email from the legitimate organisation [i.e. Bank, Bldg. society, eBay etc]
As a result I accept that some Spam will always get through – not that any of the above changes my opinion that all spammers deserve to have their delicate fleshy bits firmly clamped into one of Mr Foremans’ grills set to it’s highest temperature. :twisted: