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TripTych
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      02-07-2005
If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.

Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
one day? Does any company track stuff like that?






 
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HOOLIGAN
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      02-07-2005

I don't think so. You most likely have a common name @ a common domai
name. Example http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)

Having something common like this will increase the amount of spam yo
recieve

Good Luc

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Old Gringo
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      02-08-2005
TripTych wrote:
> If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.
>
> Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
> one day? Does any company track stuff like that?
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few months back there was an article hit all the news sites, CNN
MSNBC etc. said Bill Gates got more than anyone.

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Joel Rubin
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      02-08-2005
On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:40:17 -0500, "TripTych" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.
>
>Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
>one day? Does any company track stuff like that?
>

I don't know about this, but once someone asked on this newsgroup
about problems getting to his POP3 server. And I tried getting on, but
since I wasn't even on the same continent as his POP3 server and
didn't have an account, I tried logging on as something like test,
password test, or guest, password guest.

(By the way, if you have a server of any sort, be sure to delete the
default accounts or at least change their passwords! I've seen them
used by 419ers and phishers, among others.

You definitely don't want the password for "root" on a *nix system to
be "root". This would be a "hack me" sign pasted on your ass, with a
big red target.)

Anyway, I managed to find a default account that was open and it had
700+ emails. All the ones I looked at were, of course, spam.

 
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Yirug the acquisitive
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      02-08-2005
TripTych, <(E-Mail Removed)>, the no-good, shitty pantaloon, and dishonest
grocer and dealer in bad spices, trickled:

> If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE
> GOLD.
>
> Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam
> sent/received in one day? Does any company track stuff like that?


One person, four million spams a day, ten valid mails a day...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm

 
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A Nengineer
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      02-08-2005
Yirug the acquisitive wrote:

> One person, four million spams a day, ten valid mails a day...
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> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm
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<ARTICLE QUOTE>

"Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he
said.

"But he said only about 10 e-mails a day made it through to his inbox,
because of anti-spam technology that filters the messages."

</ARTICLE QUOTE>

Um, so Bill Gates' "anti-spam technology" is "almost a whole department
that takes care of it?"

What am I missing here?

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Governor Swill
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      02-08-2005
On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 13:38:25 GMT, A Nengineer <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm
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><ARTICLE QUOTE>
>
>"Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he
>said.
>
>"But he said only about 10 e-mails a day made it through to his inbox,
>because of anti-spam technology that filters the messages."
>
></ARTICLE QUOTE>
>
>Um, so Bill Gates' "anti-spam technology" is "almost a whole department
>that takes care of it?"
>
>What am I missing here?


"At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January, Mr Gates
predicted that technology would make spam "a thing of the past" within
two years."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't this the same guy who said 64k of ram
ought to be enough for anybody?

Swill

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      10-07-2008
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