Rockbox mail archiveSubject: FW: [users] Slow Monday -- No Bots?
FW: [users] Slow Monday -- No Bots?
From: Christopher Woods <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 03:30:05 -0000
During the past two weeks, the amount of spam I've been receiving has
DRAMATICALLY increased, to the point where I'm getting 100+ messages every
six hours, 90% of which (easily) is spam.
I've forwarded a message from another mailing list I'm on which I hope
highlights the problem we're all vulnerable from (and I've fallen prey to -
I forgot about public archives which might show whole addresses, this
address has up until now managed to escape most of the spam being thrown
around the web, but now it's on all the lists and that's that
unfortunately). This also doubles as a request to the RB mailing list admins
- PLEASE obfuscate our email addresses when they appear on the web archives!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robb Topolski [mailto:robb_at_funchords.com]
> Sent: 20 February 2007 03:21
> To: users_at_phishtank.com
> Subject: RE: [users] Slow Monday -- No Bots?
> On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 03:08 +0000, Christopher Woods wrote:
> > I just wish the spam eased up a bit - I've been getting averages of
> > about 140 emails every 6 hours, 90% of which are spam (and
> flagged by
> > spamassassin, but I still have to go through and
> doublecheck for false
> > positives, etc)... And all this on a private address which
> hardly ever
> > makes its way onto the public internet, very annoying. My mum (who
> > also has an account on the same server) has been getting a
> ton of it too, very annoying.
> Here is why yours has been picked up -- you're on a leaky
> mailing list.
> They should obfuscate email addresses before archiving:
> You can't unring that bell, unfortunately. But if you can
> get them to fix it, you can maybe slow down the rate of increase.
> > Is it me, or has the volume of spam really picked up in the
> last two
> > weeks or so? Are there any new sploits/worms/trojans going
> round which
> > could be the root cause of this?
> This is becoming harder to answer. Now that I'm working with
> Gerhard at clean-mx.de (very recommended mail host, BTW), it
> has become clear to me how much the spamming scene has changed.
> It actually is much more targetted, now. So what you see in
> the UK, and perhaps based on how they found your address, it
> is going to be different than what I see in the US and all
> the places you can find my address.
> The above graph does not show any major increase.
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Received on 2007-02-20