Increase in spam

Alex Neuman alex at
Fri Oct 30 02:47:56 GMT 2009

It's not that you *did* bring it up, it's the *how* you brought it up that's
more likely to have been the cause of the head-off-biting. Some people
probably mistook your tone for "I've noticed a crazy spam increase it so it
must be true and if you didn't you're dumb" or something like that. Paul,
however, IMHO, was a bit more cautious (the use of "wondering, seems"
instead of more categorical words, mentioning stats, asking for input) so
it's less likely his question would be misinterpreted.

I, for one haven't noticed it - but it's more likely to mean that I don't
look hard enough, not that Paul is mistaken. He probably looks more at his
logs and performance issues more than I do, since I usually only notice
there's a problem when the excrement is already hurtling towards the rotary
cooling device (you know, your servers either deliver e-mail in 30 seconds
or less or your clients start ringing your phone off the hook).

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at> wrote:

> on 10-19-2009 7:21 AM Paul spake the following:
> > Hi
> >
> > Just wondered if anyone else was experiencing a large increase in spam?
> >
> > Seems to be the "Notice of Underreported Income" spam, its being caught
> > but just did some stats over the last couple of weeks, normally I get
> > under 1000 of these per day, last weds/thurs I got about 30000 per day,
> > then back to around 1000 for fri, sat and sunday, but today so far ive
> > had over 10000
> >
> > I look after quite a few domains and its not targeted at one in
> particular.
> >
> > Just wondered if anyone else seeing similar?
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >
> >
> >
> I brought this up a few weeks ago and got my head bit off!
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Alex Neuman van der Hans
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