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Old January 1st 08, 01:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Retired
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I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and I
assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?

Retired


  #2  
Old January 1st 08, 01:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
HVS
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On 01 Jan 2008, Retired wrote

I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the
holiday period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post
boxes, and I assume my wife will have received a similar number
in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from
the spam point of view I would simply be jumping out of the
frying pan into the fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of
spam?


Not sure about ADSL providers, but the NTL (now Virgin) spam filters
seem to work very well -- at least, I get very little spam in my
inbox. (Some gets through, of course, but no more than a couple per
day.)

--
Cheers,
Harvey
  #3  
Old January 1st 08, 01:36 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Eager
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On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:09:49 UTC, "Retired" wrote:

I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .


That's what happens. Weekends and holidays give spammers more chnace to
get stuff out before they get shut down.

In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and I
assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.


Really not very much. I get thousands a week, but my main email address
is quite old.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?


Dunno. I filter my own. Just put in greylisting on my mail servers and
it seems to have screwed it down further still.

--
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Usually accompanied by silly noises and gestures - incurable, early
euthanasia recommended. ]
  #4  
Old January 1st 08, 01:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
PlusNet Support Team
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Retired wrote:
I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and I
assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?


Hi there,

Do you know if your accounts are on the Postini anti-spam platform yet?

http://community.plus.net/comms/2007...pam-trialists/

If not register your interest here -

http://portal.plus.net/wizard/?wizard_id=20

We'll not be moving the next batch of trialists for a few days at best
but when we do you should find that the volume of spam reduces.

In addition to this I'd suggest contacting the support team. There's a
possibility depending on your circumstances that we can apply
black-holes, turn off catch-alls etc. to help reduce the volume of
unwanted mail you're getting.

Kind Rgds,

--
|Bob Pullen Broadband Solutions for
|Support Home & Business @
|PlusNet plc. www.plus.net
+------ PlusNet - The smarter way to broadband ------
  #5  
Old January 1st 08, 01:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Steve Wolstenholme
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On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:09:49 -0000, "Retired"
wrote:

I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and I
assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?

Retired


I've used Demon for years. They use Cloudmark to control email spam.
It works very well. The few that get through Cloudmark are picked up
by client application that I use (Agent 4.2).

Too get a feel for how well Cloudmark works I have disabled it for a
few days occasionally. When it is disabled I get well over a hundred
spam a day. When it is enabled that drops to less than ten. Agent 4.2
catches them all but I prefer not to get them in the first place.

Steve

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Neural Planner Software Ltd

http://www.easynn.com
http://www.tropheus.demon.co.uk
  #6  
Old January 1st 08, 02:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Retired wrote:

I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .


I've had a few more than is normal. Plusner USED to seem to catch most of it but
maybe their filters have gone tits up ?

Graham

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Old January 1st 08, 02:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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HVS wrote:

Not sure about ADSL providers, but the NTL (now Virgin) spam filters
seem to work very well -- at least, I get very little spam in my
inbox.


Spam is one reason I originally left NTL. My @ntlworld address was
finally getting around 250 spams a day before I abandoned it. Even
though I was using mailwasher, it was a chore dealing with it. It looked
like the spammers were simply using any random viable name.surname
combination @ntlworld.com.

Graham

  #8  
Old January 1st 08, 03:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
tony h
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"Retired" wrote in message
...
I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and I
assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the
fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?

Retired


i use a hotmail address, same one for about 10 years and get hardly any
spam, maybe 10/week getting through to my inbox, and this is using a proper
name ) not a random .
also, when i change isp i don't have to tell everyone a new address.


  #9  
Old January 1st 08, 04:01 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
George Weston
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"PlusNet Support Team" wrote in message
...
Retired wrote:
I'm with PlusNet, and have been inundated with spam during the holiday
period .
In the last 24 hours I have received 140 messages to two post boxes, and
I assume my wife will have received a similar number in hers.

I am very tempted to change ISPs but would like to know if from the spam
point of view I would simply be jumping out of the frying pan into the
fire!

Are their any ISPs which have reasonably effective control of spam?


Hi there,

Do you know if your accounts are on the Postini anti-spam platform yet?

http://community.plus.net/comms/2007...pam-trialists/

If not register your interest here -

http://portal.plus.net/wizard/?wizard_id=20

We'll not be moving the next batch of trialists for a few days at best but
when we do you should find that the volume of spam reduces.

In addition to this I'd suggest contacting the support team. There's a
possibility depending on your circumstances that we can apply black-holes,
turn off catch-alls etc. to help reduce the volume of unwanted mail you're
getting.

Kind Rgds,

--
|Bob Pullen Broadband Solutions for
|Support Home & Business @
|PlusNet plc. www.plus.net
+------ PlusNet - The smarter way to broadband ------


I've just signed up for the Postini trial but the problem remains that,
until this is brought into operation, the *existing* spam-trap system
appears not to have been maintained/trained over the past few weeks.
I'm getting loads of it in my inbox lately and I'm sending it all back to
Plusnet via the despamchecker, with no effect so far.
It's all obvious spam, untagged by the existing system and the majority of
it is addressed to the same five-letter group @ myusername.plus.com
Regardless of the Postini trial, isn't it time that someone looked at what's
happening to the existing system?

George


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Old January 1st 08, 04:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ivor Jones
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"Eeyore" wrote in
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: : HVS wrote:
: :
: : : Not sure about ADSL providers, but the NTL (now
: : : Virgin) spam filters seem to work very well -- at
: : : least, I get very little spam in my inbox.
: :
: : Spam is one reason I originally left NTL. My @ntlworld
: : address was finally getting around 250 spams a day
: : before I abandoned it. Even though I was using
: : mailwasher, it was a chore dealing with it. It looked
: : like the spammers were simply using any random viable
: : name.surname combination @ntlworld.com.
: :
: : Graham

Do what I do and dump anything from anyone who isn't in your address book.
Anyone who isn't on there and wants to send me mail has to fill in the
form on my website first so I can vet them.

Ivor

 




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