spam levels

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Dave - Dave.net.nz, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.

    one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    trojaned).

    I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.

    Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    be getting worse.
    http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Feb 3, 2005
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  2. Dave - Dave.net.nz said the following on 3/02/2005 3:53 p.m.:
    > I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    > and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >
    > one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    > got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    > was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    > found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    > trojaned).
    >
    > I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    > spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.
    >
    > Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    > be getting worse.
    > http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >

    No increase or decrease for me, I have actually turned off my ISP based
    filter since it started randomly hitting regular emails that I get.



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    Collector»NZ, Feb 3, 2005
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  3. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Jerry Guest

    Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    > I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    > and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >
    > one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    > got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    > was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    > found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    > trojaned).
    >
    > I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    > spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.
    >
    > Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    > be getting worse.
    > http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >


    It's too bad Bush didn't declare war on spam, instead of Iraq.

    Jerry
     
    Jerry, Feb 3, 2005
    #3
  4. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Thor Guest

    Jerry wrote:

    > Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    >> I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    >> and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >>


    >> Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    >> be getting worse.
    >>

    http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >>

    >
    > It's too bad Bush didn't declare war on spam, instead of Iraq.
    >
    > Jerry



    Yeah, lots of innocent people who just happened to get a worm or have their
    unprotected pc's hijacked jailed without trial. Then of course they'd kill
    several of their own agents and those of other countries.


    I'm not sure if there is less spam or the filters are becoming more
    effective, recently of course some of the bigger ones have been shutdown.
     
    Thor, Feb 3, 2005
    #4
  5. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    thing Guest

    Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    > I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    > and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >
    > one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    > got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    > was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    > found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    > trojaned).
    >
    > I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    > spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.
    >
    > Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    > be getting worse.
    > http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >



    "email melt down" a little over the top me thinks.

    Up til now spammers have refrained from sending via ISPs servers so ISPs
    have generally done little to combat the problem. Now it is hitting
    their servers hard I can but hope that they will finally sort their
    users out, if only by taking them off line.

    ISPs who have done little or nothing about the problem have just set
    them selves up for this, serves them right.

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing, Feb 3, 2005
    #5
  6. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Jerry Guest

    Thor wrote:
    > Jerry wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    >>
    >>>I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    >>>and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >>>

    >
    >
    >
    >>>Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    >>>be getting worse.
    >>>

    >
    > http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >
    >>It's too bad Bush didn't declare war on spam, instead of Iraq.
    >>
    >>Jerry

    >
    >
    >
    > Yeah, lots of innocent people who just happened to get a worm or have their
    > unprotected pc's hijacked jailed without trial. Then of course they'd kill
    > several of their own agents and those of other countries.


    I suppose you are right, they would have screwed it up. Lynndie and
    Sabrina and Charlie torturing suspect spammers in the new federal
    spammer facility.... Oh well, we can't win

    Jerry
     
    Jerry, Feb 3, 2005
    #6
  7. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Bok Guest

    Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    > I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    > and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >
    > one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    > got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    > was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    > found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    > trojaned).
    >
    > I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    > spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.


    Funny you should mention it....

    I have a dummy 'honey pot' account on our home mail server specifically
    for attracting and monitoring SPAM. The SMAP levels (excluding those
    rejected by the MTA) for this dummy account have gone right down to 0 -
    4 per day over the last few weeks. The bulk of the SPAM sent to the
    domain doesn't get past MTA UCE controls. Real accounts aren't getting
    any SPAM for local delivery.

    The levels of SPAM on my paradise and clear ISP accounts haven't changed
    much over the last few months. Neither of these accounts received any
    SPAM until paradise and clear instituted SPAM filtering in late 2003.
    The clear account hasn't been used by me since around 2000 (It first
    started recieving SPAM late 2003).

    I still don't receive any SPAM on my business account (no filtering
    required).
     
    Bok, Feb 3, 2005
    #7
  8. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    thing Guest

    Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    > I know I know, this subject has been done to death, but Im getting less
    > and less spam at the moment, it is quite odd.
    >
    > one email address that I have used to business for the last 18 months
    > got it's first spam today, but because it was from an Orcon static IP, I
    > was able to check customers who I have done work for on a static, and
    > found who it was and advised them(they didn't do it, they just got
    > trojaned).
    >
    > I've gone from getting over ~40 spam and ~40 legit emails a day, to ~10
    > spam and ~50 legit emails in the last 6 months or so.
    >
    > Supposedly everyone else is having the same problem, and it's meant to
    > be getting worse.
    > http://news.com.com/Zombie trick expected to send spam sky-high/2100-7349_3-5560664.html
    >


    Im seeing spam levels at home down 50% from before xmas.....

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing, Feb 4, 2005
    #8
  9. In article <4201b741$>, Jerry <>
    wrote:

    >It's too bad Bush didn't declare war on spam, instead of Iraq.


    Let's see...

    .... demanding regime change and the removal of Sanford Wallace ...

    .... invading the spammers, taking over all their servers, and declaring
    an end to major hostilities ...

    .... and then finding that items of spam keep turning up in the e-mails
    of the occupying forces, with no idea where they're coming from. As the
    problem gets worse, Bush continues to exist that he has made the world a
    safer place for e-mail, even as it becomes clear that the occupied
    servers are in fact becoming a haven for spammers.
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Feb 4, 2005
    #9
  10. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Jerry Guest

    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote:
    > In article <4201b741$>, Jerry <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>It's too bad Bush didn't declare war on spam, instead of Iraq.

    >
    >
    > Let's see...
    >
    > ... demanding regime change and the removal of Sanford Wallace ...
    >
    > ... invading the spammers, taking over all their servers, and declaring
    > an end to major hostilities ...
    >
    > ... and then finding that items of spam keep turning up in the e-mails
    > of the occupying forces, with no idea where they're coming from. As the
    > problem gets worse, Bush continues to exist that he has made the world a
    > safer place for e-mail, even as it becomes clear that the occupied
    > servers are in fact becoming a haven for spammers.


    But at least Americans would see through it, and not be stupid enough to
    re-elect him president, would they??

    Jerry
     
    Jerry, Feb 5, 2005
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