anyone noticing a rise in spam?

Forrest Aldrich forrie at FORRIE.COM
Fri Jul 11 01:48:30 IST 2003

SPAM is generally on the rise.   CNN had a commentary about it recently,
about how it's increasing.   I've noticed it here, too.

A friend of mine mentioned that some of the more sophisticated spammers
have been hijacking IP space and AS numbers.  For example,
belongs to IBM and is NEVER on a public network (so you can safely filter
that out), and some of the dot.gone companies have seen their IP space
hijacked.  It's getting to be quite a mess.

Speaking of which, anyone here see that infamous G-2 Resumes spam?   It's
by someone in a nearby city (Framingham, MA -- and

FWIW, I've been running spamass-milter with a rejection level of 10 (SA
score) and it's done wonders.


At 08:32 PM 7/10/2003, Chris W. Parker wrote:
>My boss said to me today "I've noticed that since you put in that spam
>filter [about 2 months ago] we've [himself and at least one other
>employee] been getting a lot more spam. Most of it gets marked as spam but
>there is definitely an increase. Can you find out why?"
>Well my immediate reaction is that it's just coincidence and there's no
>other reason for it. But I thought I would survey the list and see if
>anyone else has any other ideas.
>Our email addresses (except for maybe mine) are not plastered on the
>internet anymore than they used to be.
>Any/all ideas welcome.

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