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Waylon Kenning
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      10-14-2005
Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.

Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?
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Shane
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      10-14-2005
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 18:56:55 +1300, Waylon Kenning wrote:

> Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
> 2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
> That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
> kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
> pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
> 57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
> by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.
>
> Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?


I bought these really cool pills from them once.. and let me tell you how
hard it is lugging round a 14 footer...

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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      10-14-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Waylon Kenning <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
>2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
>That's about 62 messages a day.


Yup, I think my spam load is similar. Nowadays I run this Perl script
that deletes everything with "X-Spam-Status: Yes" off my POP account
before I even bother to start up my MUA, which reduces the burden
considerably.

>But 57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
>by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.


Ee-yup. But the cost of that is spread among all us innocent Internet
users, instead of being concentrated on the perpetrators where it should
fairly go.

>Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?


Hardly anybody does. But it only takes one fool in 100,000 or so to make
the whole spamming industry worthwhile.
 
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Steve Marshall
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      10-14-2005
Shane <(E-Mail Removed)-a-geek.net> wrote:

>I bought these really cool pills from them once.. and let me tell you how
>hard it is lugging round a 14 footer...


I advise you to use the word "difficult" in place of "hard" to avoid
ambiguity.
 
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~misfit~
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      10-14-2005
Waylon Kenning wrote:
> Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
> 2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
> That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
> kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
> pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
> 57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
> by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.
>
> Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?


I wouldn't buy from spam on principal, even if it was an awesome deal.
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thingy
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      10-14-2005
~misfit~ wrote:

8><----

> I wouldn't buy from spam on principal, even if it was an awesome deal.



From what I can see they always are awesome......

;]

regards

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thingy
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      10-14-2005
Waylon Kenning wrote:
> Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
> 2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
> That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
> kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
> pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
> 57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
> by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.
>
> Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?
> --
> Cheers,
>
> Waylon Kenning.


I look after a decent sized email system (about 3 million in and 3
million out a month, with 30,000 users). Of that 50% to 75% per month
incoming is spam, (it rarely drops below 65% spam), so we alone on
average handle 2 million spam a month....

3 years ago we had a Dell 2650 with 4 gig of ram, 18 months ago it
became a 2850, 3 months ago a Dell 6850 with 12 gig of ram.....2 weeks
ago both the 2850 and the 6850 running in a clustered mode....

Spam dictionary attacks (over 4 an hour on occasion) no longer take out
our incoming email service......our anti-spam software is 15k a
year...So we spent close to 80k in the last 18 months on hardware and
software we should not have needed to.....

Since we are small in comparison to large ISPs, they must get many more
10s of millions than us a month.....

When you start to factor in the wasted $'s its staggering.....

regards

Thing

 
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Shane
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      10-14-2005
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 19:56:47 +1300, Steve Marshall wrote:

> Shane <(E-Mail Removed)-a-geek.net> wrote:
>
>>I bought these really cool pills from them once.. and let me tell you how
>>hard it is lugging round a 14 footer...

>
> I advise you to use the word "difficult" in place of "hard" to avoid
> ambiguity.


heh.. good advice indeed
the really bad news is.. the 14 footer is the before pic
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Squirrel
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      10-14-2005
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 19:56:47 +1300, Steve Marshall <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Shane <(E-Mail Removed)-a-geek.net> wrote:
>
>>I bought these really cool pills from them once.. and let me tell you how
>>hard it is lugging round a 14 footer...

>
>I advise you to use the word "difficult" in place of "hard" to avoid
>ambiguity.


Must be "difficult" to keep a stiff upper lip in such circumstances

Squirrel



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Squirrel
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      10-14-2005
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 20:05:41 +1300, "~misfit~"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Waylon Kenning wrote:
>> Since redirecting all mail from my domain that I've had since about
>> 2000 to my gmail address, I average about 1900 spam emails a month.
>> That's about 62 messages a day. If each message was about 30
>> kilobytes, then that works out to 57 megabytes of Spam a month, or
>> pretty close to Xtra's UBS cap. Just kidding with the last part. But
>> 57MB of spam email a month just to me alone, imagine that multiplied
>> by say just the people in here, the numbers quickly get enormous.
>>
>> Does anyone actually buy from spam these days?

>
>I wouldn't buy from spam on principal, even if it was an awesome deal.


damn damn damn I did!!!!

Squirrel





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