Tired of getting spam emails? .. want to get some revenge? Want to make it so that those spammers can never spam *anyone* ever again?

Now mind you, this really has mostly to do with people who run email smtp/pop3 servers of their own.

Most all email daemons, like mailenable and others will let you configure your servers to use a ‘blacklist’ which is called a DNS-bsed Blackhole list i.e. DNSBL.

More info on wikipedia.

These blacklists allow your mailer daemon (the program that handles incoming and outgoing mail) to be checked with the blacklist on incoming mail to make sure that if the incoming mail is ON the blacklist to not let it through.

I use Spamcop,  Spamcop is a DNSBL that my email server uses to check incoming mail to see if its registered spam or not.

How can you ‘stick it’ to the email spammers?  Well that’s easy, you can report email to spamcop.net by logging onto their site and copy-pasting the email (or forwarding it to the email they provide).

Once you have reported the spam, Spamcop will register that domain/service as a spam site and will not allow any more mail be received by anyone using spamcop as their DNSBL (blacklist)

There are a couple of things to remember though, you cannot report spam emails that you have opted in for to begin with, find a way to deop yourself from receiving those, no other way; otherwise reporting all spam using spamcop is very valid.   The other general rule of thumb is that the mail has to be an advertisement of some sort, you cannot report an email from a friend or you, yourself will be removed from ever being able to report spam again.

Read the documentation on the spamcop site to find out how you can get the correct information that they require for reporting, the easiest way is just to forward it to the email they provide you when registering, but I personally like to copy paste the email itself (the whole properties -> view source of email) thing including headers.   That way I know its working right.

– Phil

Note: heres a mailenable response for blocked spam now:

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3DEADA763F958.MAI	732	195.34.224.86	QUIT	QUIT	-	6	0<br />
11/23/10 04:19:06	SMTP-IN	52E13C90FBAE4C49994F8F81B69D2077.MAI	716	201.35.220.29			220 frumph.org ESMTP MailEnable Service, Version: 4.23-- ready at 11/23/10 04:19:06	0	0<br />
11/23/10 04:19:06	SMTP-IN	52E13C90FBAE4C49994F8F81B69D2077.MAI	716	201.35.220.29	HELO	HELO 201-35-220-29.jvece701.dsl.brasiltelecom.net.br	250 Requested mail action okay, completed	43	54<br />
11/23/10 04:19:06	SMTP-IN	52E13C90FBAE4C49994F8F81B69D2077.MAI	716	201.35.220.29	MAIL	MAIL FROM:&lt;vendas@rastriblock.com.br&gt;	250 Requested mail action okay, completed	43	39<br />
11/23/10 04:19:07	SMTP-IN	52E13C90FBAE4C49994F8F81B69D2077.MAI	716	201.35.220.29	RCPT	RCPT TO:&lt;philip@frumph.net&gt;	250 Requested mail action okay, completed	43	29<br />
11/23/10 04:19:07	SMTP-IN	52E13C90FBAE4C49994F8F81B69D2077.MAI	716	201.35.220.29	DATA	DATA	354 Start mail input; end with &lt;CRLF&gt;.&lt;CRLF&gt;	46	6<br />
11/23/10 04:19:09	SMTP-IN	028A05E5456342469DA39BF8A8A2F1DA.MAI	716	201.35.220.29	QUIT	QUIT	221 Service closing transmission channel	42	6<br />
11/23/10 04:23:54	SMTP-OU	9820172B56F44A9AAD43DEADA763F958.MAI	636	195.34.224.86	CONN		220 merlin.lipetsk.ru ESMTP ESMTP server ready; Tue Nov 23 15:23:59 2010	0	74<br />
11/23/10 04:23:54	SMTP-OU	9820172B56F44A9AAD43DEADA763F958.MAI	636	195.34.224.86	EHLO	EHLO frumph.org	250 Hello, spam sender. Pleased to be wasting your time.	17	58<br />
11/23/10 04:23:54	SMTP-OU	9820172B56F44A9AAD43DEADA763F958.MAI	636	195.34.224.86	MAIL	MAIL FROM:&lt;info@frumph.net&gt;	250 You are about to try to deliver spam. Your time will be spent, for nothing.	29	81<br />
11/23/10 04:23:54	SMTP-OU	9820172B56F44A9AAD43DEADA763F958.MAI	636	195.34.224.86	RCPT	RCPT TO:&lt;BethanieCerva5252@lipetsk.ru&gt;	451 Temporary failure, please try again later.	40	48<br />
11/23/10 04:23:54	SMTP-OU	9820172B56F44A9AAD43DEADA763F958.MAI	636	195.34.224.86	QUIT	QUIT	-	6	0<br />