It apears the answer to Spam is Spam

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Collector_NZ, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Collector_NZ

    Collector_NZ Guest

    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
    Collector_NZ, Jul 14, 2004
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  2. Collector_NZ

    geopelia Guest

    "Collector_NZ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
    geopelia, Jul 15, 2004
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  3. Collector_NZ

    Paul Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
    Paul, Jul 15, 2004
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