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What is Spamcop and how does it affect you?

A detailed explanation of what Spamcop is, how it works, and its relation to campus email.

Spamcop is a third party company which specializes in monitoring email traffic and filtering emails in an attempt to block spam messages from arriving in your inbox and slow the spread of malware and/or viruses. Each day Spamcop creates a list of IP addresses that they have noticed or other companies have noticed are sending spam. This list can then be used by any subscribing institution to help filter emails. Once the list has been created, any company or organization using the list will then automatically block any email that comes from an address on the list.

UWGB does use Spamcop to filter emails and prevent spam messages from reaching campus. There may be times that a student, faculty member, or staff member cannot be receive and email from an outside source. When this is the case there is a possibility that the email is being blocked by Spamcop's filter. If this is the case then it will be up to the person or company who is being blocked to contact Spamcom and get themselves removed. Once they are removed from Spamcops list they will be able to resume emailing campus as normal.

Clients can check if they are blocked by entering their IP address here: http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml

More information about Spamcop can be found on their website: http://www.spamcop.net/



Keywords:Spamcop, blacklist, spam, fishing, malware, email, whitelist, block, bounceback, IP,   Doc ID:34865
Owner:Kevin B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2013-10-29 08:42 CSTUpdated:2014-06-16 09:24 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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