[LINK] Ramping Spam Rampant - again
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Sun Dec 31 13:45:50 AEDT 2006
At 12:06 PM 31/12/2006, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>I made mention a few days ago about the spam problem and I really did
>believe that it was slowly letting up, as my spam reject rate had dropped
>from 1.4/sec (120,000/day) down to under 1.0/sec (85,000/day) over the
>vacation week, that was until 5;00am yesterday (Sat) when something
>somewhere kicked in and since then the reject rate has steadily increased
>to 1.7/sec (145,000/day) - 70% increase in 30 hours (sigh)
Oh my god! You were fooled!
I'm clearing about 200 a day from my mailbox - that's material that
bypasses RBL, Filters and TMDA.
TMDA is holding over seven days a total of 6512 at this moment.
I really can't even be bothered looking at Sendmails rejection data, it's
gotta be over 150,000 a day presently. My traffic level is at a constant
"dull drone" and the logs are just huge with rejections.
The number of messages sent to huge numbers of names@ is just
ridiculous. not hundreds at a time, but thousands an hour, across dozens
>I decided to have a look at where the bulk of the spam is originating
>from, countrywise based on the connecting IP address, so I have done an
>analysis of the past 6 hours (>37,000 rejects, which should be a good
>using GeoIP, and the results are below; which goes to demonstrate that the
>world's most technologically advanced country is also the world's biggest
>PITA, let along being the world's biggest terrorist :(
> 27023 US, United States
This surprises you? The SPAM laws in the USA are a joke! All they have to
do is write "Pursuant to Section XYZ of the Spam Act this message complies"
and that's compliance!
Your other stats are interesting. I get a lot of Asian and European relays
or sources that are rejected.
Hey if you have a script that processes a syslog file, send it to me and
I'll run it across mine :)
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