Spam via clear

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by thingy, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. thingy

    thingy Guest

    Just looking at my spam filter efficiency...out of the 13 spam I got
    today, only one got in directly, the other 12 from Clear.....in fact
    over 3 days I got one directly and 44 via clear....

    So grey-listing works......pity Clear does not use grey-listing.....

    Anybody else finding Clear as bad these days?

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Oct 12, 2006
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  2. thingy

    Jerry Guest

    thingy wrote:
    > Just looking at my spam filter efficiency...out of the 13 spam I got
    > today, only one got in directly, the other 12 from Clear.....in fact
    > over 3 days I got one directly and 44 via clear....
    >
    > So grey-listing works......pity Clear does not use grey-listing.....
    >
    > Anybody else finding Clear as bad these days?
    >
    > regards
    >
    > Thing


    I got the following e-mail from them:

    "We would like to inform you of a change to our spam and anti virus
    protection policy.

    As spam volumes continue to increase, the percentage of incoming email
    that is classified as spam is also increasing. To address this issue,
    clear.net and paradise.net will be automatically blocking all email
    identified as being from recognised senders of spam.

    This change will reduce the volume of spam reaching your mailbox and
    will be introduced from October 15th 2006. There is nothing you need to
    do as the change is made on our mail servers.

    For further information on how incoming spam will be handled, please
    look at the terms and conditions of your clear.net or paradise.net
    service, which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below."

    I don['t know how much they are filtering, but about 10 - 15 spams are
    getting through daily now, it seems to keep increasing.
     
    Jerry, Oct 12, 2006
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  3. "Jerry" <> wrote in message
    news:452decd8$...
    > thingy wrote:
    >> Just looking at my spam filter efficiency...out of the 13 spam I got
    >> today, only one got in directly, the other 12 from Clear.....in fact over
    >> 3 days I got one directly and 44 via clear....
    >>
    >> So grey-listing works......pity Clear does not use grey-listing.....
    >>
    >> Anybody else finding Clear as bad these days?
    >>
    >> regards
    >>
    >> Thing

    >
    > I got the following e-mail from them:
    >
    > "We would like to inform you of a change to our spam and anti virus
    > protection policy.
    >
    > As spam volumes continue to increase, the percentage of incoming email
    > that is classified as spam is also increasing. To address this issue,
    > clear.net and paradise.net will be automatically blocking all email
    > identified as being from recognised senders of spam.
    >
    > This change will reduce the volume of spam reaching your mailbox and will
    > be introduced from October 15th 2006. There is nothing you need to do as
    > the change is made on our mail servers.
    >
    > For further information on how incoming spam will be handled, please look
    > at the terms and conditions of your clear.net or paradise.net service,
    > which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below."
    >
    > I don['t know how much they are filtering, but about 10 - 15 spams are
    > getting through daily now, it seems to keep increasing.
    >


    On our mailserver at work the current incoming spam is 82% of all mail.

    Use a bayseian filter like http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/
    Feed it your flavour of spam and good mail (ham is such a stupid name for
    it) and it will learn fast.
     
    dilberts_left_nut, Oct 12, 2006
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  4. thingy

    Mike Newman Guest

    Likewise here.

    But when they block those spammers, how can I be sure they are real
    spammers, and not legitimate users whose addresses have been taken
    over by spammers.

    I don't want to lose legit users who subscribe to the same newsgroups
    as I do.

    de miken


    Thu, 12 Oct 2006 20:21:00 +1300, Jerry <>
    wrote:

    >thingy wrote:
    >> Just looking at my spam filter efficiency...out of the 13 spam I got
    >> today, only one got in directly, the other 12 from Clear.....in fact
    >> over 3 days I got one directly and 44 via clear....
    >>
    >> So grey-listing works......pity Clear does not use grey-listing.....
    >>
    >> Anybody else finding Clear as bad these days?
    >>
    >> regards
    >>
    >> Thing

    >
    >I got the following e-mail from them:
    >
    >"We would like to inform you of a change to our spam and anti virus
    >protection policy.
    >
    >As spam volumes continue to increase, the percentage of incoming email
    >that is classified as spam is also increasing. To address this issue,
    >clear.net and paradise.net will be automatically blocking all email
    >identified as being from recognised senders of spam.
    >
    >This change will reduce the volume of spam reaching your mailbox and
    >will be introduced from October 15th 2006. There is nothing you need to
    >do as the change is made on our mail servers.
    >
    >For further information on how incoming spam will be handled, please
    >look at the terms and conditions of your clear.net or paradise.net
    >service, which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below."
    >
    >I don['t know how much they are filtering, but about 10 - 15 spams are
    >getting through daily now, it seems to keep increasing.
     
    Mike Newman, Oct 12, 2006
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  5. thingy

    juicyjuice Guest

    On my first day of joining clear.. had not given out or used my brand new
    email address from clear at all. Setup outlook, hit send/recieve and got 6
    spam emails.

    go figure.. lol


    "thingy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Just looking at my spam filter efficiency...out of the 13 spam I got
    > today, only one got in directly, the other 12 from Clear.....in fact over
    > 3 days I got one directly and 44 via clear....
    >
    > So grey-listing works......pity Clear does not use grey-listing.....
    >
    > Anybody else finding Clear as bad these days?
    >
    > regards
    >
    > Thing
     
    juicyjuice, Oct 13, 2006
    #5
  6. Its called dictionary spam.

    if you don't want spam.. then pick an email address somethign like
    firstname123lastname@isp :)


    "juicyjuice" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On my first day of joining clear.. had not given out or used my brand new
    > email address from clear at all. Setup outlook, hit send/recieve and got 6
    > spam emails.
    >
    > go figure.. lol
    >
    >


    Its called dictionary spam.

    if you don't want spam.. then pick an email address somethign like
    firstname123lastname@isp :)
     
    Craig Whitmore, Oct 13, 2006
    #6
  7. thingy

    juicyjuice Guest

    my email address does not use any common words or names, it is a made up
    series of letters :)

    nice try tho :p
    brute force spam? lolol

    "Craig Whitmore" <> wrote in message
    news:452f05f2$...
    > Its called dictionary spam.
    >
    > if you don't want spam.. then pick an email address somethign like
    > firstname123lastname@isp :)
    >
    >
    > "juicyjuice" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On my first day of joining clear.. had not given out or used my brand
    >> new email address from clear at all. Setup outlook, hit send/recieve and
    >> got 6 spam emails.
    >>
    >> go figure.. lol
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Its called dictionary spam.
    >
    > if you don't want spam.. then pick an email address somethign like
    > firstname123lastname@isp :)
    >
    >
     
    juicyjuice, Oct 13, 2006
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