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Huge upsurge in spam



 
 
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Old November 15th 10, 09:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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I am getting a vast number of spam e-mails on one of my accounts -
about one every three minutes. Is there a wider problem?
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Old November 15th 10, 10:42 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On 15/11/2010 20:48, Scott wrote:
I am getting a vast number of spam e-mails on one of my accounts -
about one every three minutes. Is there a wider problem?


Nothing special here. Usual couple of hundred in the last 24 hours.

Andy
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Old November 16th 10, 12:35 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Scott" wrote in message
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I am getting a vast number of spam e-mails on one of my accounts -
about one every three minutes. Is there a wider problem?


Do you report your SPAM or phishing emails?

I get what I think must be retaliation consisting of multiple identical SPAM
emails all sent to me every now and then when I report phishing emails back
to the originating IPs using spamcop.net.

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Old November 17th 10, 01:24 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Scott" wrote in message
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I am getting a vast number of spam e-mails on one of my accounts -
about one every three minutes. Is there a wider problem?


if you're not running your own email server you'll always have a problem
with spam.

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Old November 17th 10, 04:31 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On 17/11/2010 12:24, tonjg wrote:


"Scott" wrote in message
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I am getting a vast number of spam e-mails on one of my accounts -
about one every three minutes. Is there a wider problem?


if you're not running your own email server you'll always have a problem
with spam.


I'm not, and I don't (not very helpful I know but I couldn't resist!)

Scott, what format are the messages in? If they're failed delivery
reports then it may be the backscatter which will probably stop on it's
own accord eventually -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_%28e-mail%29

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Old November 17th 10, 07:06 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Meanwhile, at the uk.telecom.broadband Job Justification Hearings, tonjg
chose the tried and tested strategy of:

if you're not running your own email server you'll always have a problem
with spam.


And if you are you will too, so this could be simplified to "you'll always
have a problem with spam".

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Old November 19th 10, 03:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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And if you are you will too, so this could be simplified to "you'll always
have a problem with spam".


not true alex. I've only had 8 spam emails get through in the last month.
That's gotta be a good result. Expanding on my original point - if you run
your own email server you can be as aggressive as you like in your anti-spam
procedures and for me it paid off.

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Old November 19th 10, 08:12 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On 19/11/2010 14:37, tonjg wrote:
And if you are you will too, so this could be simplified to "you'll
always
have a problem with spam".


not true alex. I've only had 8 spam emails get through in the last
month. That's gotta be a good result. Expanding on my original point -
if you run your own email server you can be as aggressive as you like in
your anti-spam procedures and for me it paid off.


Anyone have any thoughts on SORBS?

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cy...ilter/20101118

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Old November 19th 10, 11:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Anyone have any thoughts on SORBS?

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cy...ilter/20101118


yeah I'll bite. Having read the article, firstly anyone using aol or any of
the common-man-mainstream isp's is a dick and deserves all the problems they
get.
Secondly it's a good hard lesson to lazy isp's who don't take the spam
problem seriously, thus their servers get hacked by a spammer and then all
ip's from that ISP get blacked. Sounds fair to me. If you're going to run a
mail server you do the job properly, if you don't do it properly you end up
getting blacked by sorbs or any other DNSBL.

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Old November 20th 10, 12:04 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Brian Gregory [UK]
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"tonjg" wrote in message
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Anyone have any thoughts on SORBS?

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cy...ilter/20101118


yeah I'll bite. Having read the article, firstly anyone using aol or any
of
the common-man-mainstream isp's is a dick and deserves all the problems
they
get.
Secondly it's a good hard lesson to lazy isp's who don't take the spam
problem seriously, thus their servers get hacked by a spammer and then all
ip's from that ISP get blacked. Sounds fair to me. If you're going to run
a
mail server you do the job properly, if you don't do it properly you end
up getting blacked by sorbs or any other DNSBL.


SORBS may think they deserve to be paid to remove blacklisted IPs but with
so many not paying they're getting themselves a reputation for blacklisting
loads of IPs that do not SPAM any more, soon nobody will use their list, and
even less people will pay.

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