Re: Porn Spam
- Hi fred and group
Many thanks for the very interesting insight. There is some good news in there and a lot of troubling stuff but it looks like a lid can be put on it which is encouraging.
I am just a private user and have noted the surge here but it is reasuring to hear that infact it may only be my Spam settings that need looking at which I will be doing now!!!
Cheers Fred 73 and thanks. Petefmt.
--- In email@example.com, Fred Moore <fred@...> wrote:
> Actually I have not seen the amount of spam increasing, we run a server
> with 76 web sites on it and thousands of email accounts, and dump around
> 20K spam emails per day before it hits anyones email account. Depending
> on what type filtering they are attempting to get around can change
> things.. If they find a way to get around an existing common use filter
> it will spike to 50K per day for a few days till that exploit is plugged
> up. It has been averaging around 20K/day for the last 2 years, not much
> change. That is just one server, now multiply by millions of servers
> Now that I am locally filter and dumping all mail containing
> "mernalove2020" for this list my spam has stopped. Simply deleting this
> account by the moderator would have eliminated it for everyone, if the
> information from this group was not valuable to me I would have deleted
> it quite some time ago.
> The only spam related stuff I now get from the list is related to "Porn
> Spam" complaints. I am now adding a filter that will dump any mail
> notes that contain PORN in the subject line to further filter this
> group. And yes I know I contributed to the list traffic I will be
> eliminating.. Just want to communicate the true level of spam on the
> internet, 90% of all traffic we receive at the server is spam related.
> We all pay for that bandwidth..
> Many years ago these ass'es, started pay very talented people to deliver
> this crap to us.. huge amounts of spam originate from yahoo.com owned
> servers, hence the reason I and most server owners will not use them for
> anything.. if we could trap all mail originating from yahoo and dump
> 100% we would, the problem is that 50% of the mail they deliver is valid
> communication between people. In today's world Its just too easy to run
> a real list server without using yahoogroups. Our server is running
> around 50 groups using mailman software under linux..
> Regards. Fred/wd8kni@...
> On 5/8/13 5:59 AM, m0fmt wrote:
> > Hi all
> > It seems to be a new wave of internet abuse going on. The "attacks" on
> > my mail account has gone up by a huge amount and is getting through my
> > very tied up address book only protection on my yahoo mail account.
> > In time I think the internet e-mail service will become un useable. My
> > own view is that it is more to do with intergovernmental strife than
> > just commercial exploitation. They see it as a way to beggar my
> > neighbour though shear over loading networks with rubbish traffic.
> > Maybe verified call sign only mail addresses are the way forward for
> > radio ham communication over the internet as we have a unique
> > identification?
> > Best regards Petefmt
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> > <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>, "The Silver Fox"
> > <alan.r.hill@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Can't some stop the person from sending porn on this mail list. While I
> > > appreciate that the control may be slack it seems to me that the
> > same person
> > > has been sending stuff for weeks now.
> > > 73,
> > > Alan - W6ARH
> > >
> Fred Moore
> Cell 321-217-8699
> email: fred@...