Suggestions to block big spam messages

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Wed Jan 28 14:59:48 GMT 2009

2009/1/28 Jason Voorhees <jvoorhees1 at>:
> Hi:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Jethro R Binks
> <jethro.binks at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Jethro R Binks wrote:
>>> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Jason Voorhees wrote:
>>> > By now I only detected that all those spam messages come always from
>>> > *.info domains, so I included *.info in my MailScanner blacklist because
>>> > I never receive valid messages from those domains.
>>> I wonder how you receive messages from this list.
>> In case my point isn't clear, yes I can see he is sending from a Gmail
>> address, but what if one of the clients he is providing service for wants
>> to receive mail from the list.  Or he doesn't want to use his Gmail
>> address any more for this list.
>> The point being, of course, that blocking top level domains in their
>> entirity usually backfires sooner or later, and you have to maintain
>> exceptions.
> Yes, but I also wrote "... valid messages from those domains. However I
> don't feel this is a good way to solve the issue."
> I know that blocking top level domains isn't a good idea, but it works
> for my organization now. I only did this to stop receiving the
> described spam type but it's just for a short time this
> "solution".However I'm looking for a better solution instead of
> blocking *.info domains
> Any ideas?

You don't mention any AV... Do you use any virus scanning? If not... Why not?
I wouldn't be surprised if the "suspected spam" was indeed something
an AV (like ClamAV, which is free) would pick up.

-- Glenn
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