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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
SpamCop is the premier service for reporting spam. SpamCop determines the origin of unwanted email and reports it to the relevant Internet service providers. By reporting spam, you have a positive impact on the problem. Reporting unsolicited email also helps feed spam filtering systems, including, but not limited to, SpamCop's own service.


Professional-grade SpamCop email accounts feature spam reporting, customizable spam and virus filtering and simultaneous Webmail, POP and IMAP access.
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Use the SpamCop DNS-based Blocking List with your own mailserver and get safe and effective spam filtering for free:

SpamCop Blocking List
Am I listed?: You can check the status of any server by entering its address:
SpamCop Blocking List Details
The SpamCop Blocking List (SCBL) lists IP addresses which have transmitted reported email to SpamCop users. SpamCop, service providers and individual users then use the SCBL to block and filter unwanted email. The SCBL is a fast and automatic list of sites sending reported mail, fueled by a number of sources, including automated reports and SpamCop user submissions. The SCBL is time-based, resulting in quick and automatic delisting of these sites when reports stop.
Received a Report from SpamCop?
Start by following the link(s) in the email report you received from SpamCop. These links provide details about the reported email and SpamCop's procedures. These links provide access to advanced options for analyzing and responding to reported spam.
Implement the SCBL to Filter Spam
The SCBL aims to stop most spam while not blocking wanted email. This is a difficult task. It is not possible for any blocking tool to avoid blocking wanted mail entirely. Given the power of the SCBL, SpamCop encourages use of the SCBL in concert with an actively maintained whitelist of wanted email senders. SpamCop encourages SCBL users to tag and divert email, rather than block it outright. Most SCBL users consider the amount of unwanted email successfully filtered to make the risks and additional efforts worthwhile.
The SCBL is aggressive and often errs on the side of blocking mail. When implementing the SCBL, provide users with the information about how the SCBL and your mail system filter their email. Ideally, they should have a choice of filtering options. Many mailservers operate with blacklists in a "tag only" mode, which is preferable in many situations.
There is no warranty associated with using this system. It is provided as is.

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