[LINK] Is spam starting to be brought under control?
stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Feb 3 08:38:45 EST 2004
Thanks for all the comments on this issue. To reflect upon a couple
comments by others...
At 9:00 +1100 2/2/04, Antony Barry wrote:
>With the relatively small amount of spam I get it seems to drop
>quite a bit at the weekend which strikes me as odd. You'd think the
>stuff just gets queued up and weekends would have no effect.
Interestingly, my *perception* (not backed up with any analysis) is
that there's *more* spam on weekends.
And I'd speculate that the spammers use their hijacked mail servers
then so the legitimate weekday users don't notice. Then again, maybe
that's just because there's less "real" email during the weekend and
it just *feels* like there's more spam.
At 9:25 +1000 2/2/04, Webb, KerryA wrote:
>But one thing that I have noticed recently is that so much of the spam is
>dated one or more days ahead of the actual date that it was sent. I'm
>guessing that this is an attempt to have it stand out, ie to be displayed at
>the bottom (or top) of the Inbox.
That's my guess too. In my collection of spam for January I have
email dated everywhere from 31 December 1969 through to 1 January
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