December 11, 2003 - Site has been delisted after 3.2 days. Thanks!
The text below is from before this event.
December 10, 2003 - Some people might not have received mail from mailing lists hosted at this site recently (like since December 8).
This is a problem, and I don't know what to do about it.
Spamcop, an anti-spam listing service, has listed the IP address of my mail server for sending mail to spamtraps.
It will not say what mail it's sent, or how many - only that it is "less than 10". Since my site's been listed for more than its minimum of 48 hours, I have to assume that it's more than 1.
I have sent some email recently to addresses I found on the Web - that may be what caused it. But I do not know.
I have been unable to get further into the issue by discussing in their spamcop.help newsgroup - and I can't really blame them; if I'd been a spammer, I'd want exactly the same information I want, so that I could spam without fearing those spamtraps.
But - this means that a lot of people won't get their mail. Either from me, or from mailing lists hosted at my site.
The list of people affected includes some I can see, because they reject spamcop-listed sites at the SMTP level, but others use spamcop as part of SpamAssassin or similar; they may discard messages without me ever knowing about it.
As of this writing (14:00 Pacific time, Wed Dec 10, 2003), 136 messages to 19 different addresses are in the bit bucket, according to my log. I have no means of recovering them, or of knowing what other damage has occured.
At least the domains 111.com, iprg.nokia.com, ericsson.com, metacomglobal.com, stickdog.com, missouri.edu, exchange.microsoft.com, epl.ericsson.se, labn.net, jinx.unknown.nu, cs.ucla.edu, arcadia.fi, ictmarketing.co.uk, mian.com, paper.com and research.att.com are affected.
I apologize for the interruption in service, and hope that the server will be delisted soon.
Harald Alvestrand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I do not hide my email address. All the competent spammers have it already.