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  • m0fmt
    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
    Message 1 of 16 , May 8, 2013
      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 softrock40@yahoogroups.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
      > worldwide.
      > 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 softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      > > <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@...
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