anyone noticing a rise in spam?

mikea mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX
Fri Jul 11 01:52:17 IST 2003

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 05:32:06PM -0700, Chris W. Parker wrote:
> Hello,

> 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.

See, among others, <> for some graphs. The story
of Nadine also is of considerable interest, as it shows how addresses
get passed around.

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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