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Collector_NZ
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      07-14-2004
Having tried out SpamCop for a few spams to see what it does, it appears
the answer to spam is spam.

For every report I submitted Spam cop generated up to 8 (average about
6) emails to abuse/complaint addresses. That is not counting the
notifications and stats addresses they use as well.

So the scheme seems to be bombard the abuse boxes at the ISPs with
notifications.

It was interesting to see how many spams came via open relays/proxies,
not as many as I expected and very few spams where through the same
relay (I have a list of IP's of open relays/proxies if your interested)
Of 30 open relays only two where used twice!
The Chinese, Japs and Taiwanese sites where noticeable and all had
responding abuse boxes (they didnt bounce).

My few spams (over 100) where from a diverse range of locations, no one
place sticking out as being more prevalent than others.

It was noted that a certain ISP supporting a referenced "Low Mortgage
Web Site" was no longer interested in receiving reports about it, but it
still hosts it. The spam advertising it being sent via open relays not
the ISP hosting it.

The type of spam, well it was
Stock Touts
Mortgage offers
Porn Sites
Medicines
Degrees (man I need a new one of those my old one is 20 + years old)
Pet Supplies
Illegal Software
Phishing Letters (I know spamcop dont like to deal with these but I had
to see anyway)
Cable TV stealing
Duty Free Cigs

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being
governed by those who are dumber.

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geopelia
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      07-15-2004

"Collector_NZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Having tried out SpamCop for a few spams to see what it does, it appears
> the answer to spam is spam.
>
> For every report I submitted Spam cop generated up to 8 (average about
> 6) emails to abuse/complaint addresses. That is not counting the
> notifications and stats addresses they use as well.
>
> So the scheme seems to be bombard the abuse boxes at the ISPs with
> notifications.
>
> It was interesting to see how many spams came via open relays/proxies,
> not as many as I expected and very few spams where through the same
> relay (I have a list of IP's of open relays/proxies if your interested)
> Of 30 open relays only two where used twice!
> The Chinese, Japs and Taiwanese sites where noticeable and all had
> responding abuse boxes (they didnt bounce).
>
> My few spams (over 100) where from a diverse range of locations, no one
> place sticking out as being more prevalent than others.
>
> It was noted that a certain ISP supporting a referenced "Low Mortgage
> Web Site" was no longer interested in receiving reports about it, but it
> still hosts it. The spam advertising it being sent via open relays not
> the ISP hosting it.
>
> The type of spam, well it was
> Stock Touts
> Mortgage offers
> Porn Sites
> Medicines
> Degrees (man I need a new one of those my old one is 20 + years old)
> Pet Supplies
> Illegal Software
> Phishing Letters (I know spamcop dont like to deal with these but I had
> to see anyway)
> Cable TV stealing
> Duty Free Cigs
>
> --
> Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being
> governed by those who are dumber.
>
> --
> Follow up set to NZ.COMP


I received a spam email twice, (deleted unread of course) that appeared from
the subject line to be advertising child pornography.
Now I could have forwarded it to xtra's spamreport, but I wonder if there is
any website for the Censor where that sort of thing can be forwarded. I
don't worry about the usual porn spam, but child pornography must be stamped
out.



 
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Paul
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      07-15-2004
Use Spampal. Its free. And blocks entire isps
even 1/2, 1/4 of the world. And works.

Also uses wildcards (*@ to complete block
an isp/emails originating from any particular place)

You can add emails from ppl you know to a whitelist
and the spammers to a blacklist

No need to report the spam to anyone. Once blocked
any emails that are classed as spam can and will be
deleted directly from the email server even before you
get it. Via message rules, in most email programs.
Outlook / Express and a lot others. Heaps better
than most antispam programs that most ppl have to
pay for.


"Collector_NZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Having tried out SpamCop for a few spams to see what it does, it appears
> the answer to spam is spam.
>
> For every report I submitted Spam cop generated up to 8 (average about
> 6) emails to abuse/complaint addresses. That is not counting the
> notifications and stats addresses they use as well.
>
> So the scheme seems to be bombard the abuse boxes at the ISPs with
> notifications.
>
> It was interesting to see how many spams came via open relays/proxies,
> not as many as I expected and very few spams where through the same
> relay (I have a list of IP's of open relays/proxies if your interested)
> Of 30 open relays only two where used twice!
> The Chinese, Japs and Taiwanese sites where noticeable and all had
> responding abuse boxes (they didnt bounce).
>
> My few spams (over 100) where from a diverse range of locations, no one
> place sticking out as being more prevalent than others.
>
> It was noted that a certain ISP supporting a referenced "Low Mortgage
> Web Site" was no longer interested in receiving reports about it, but it
> still hosts it. The spam advertising it being sent via open relays not
> the ISP hosting it.
>
> The type of spam, well it was
> Stock Touts
> Mortgage offers
> Porn Sites
> Medicines
> Degrees (man I need a new one of those my old one is 20 + years old)
> Pet Supplies
> Illegal Software
> Phishing Letters (I know spamcop dont like to deal with these but I had
> to see anyway)
> Cable TV stealing
> Duty Free Cigs
>
> --
> Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being
> governed by those who are dumber.
>
> --
> Follow up set to NZ.COMP
>



 
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