[SpamCop-List] Re: Where's the spam gone ?
exfenestrate at spammers.invalid
Mon Dec 12 10:52:16 EST 2005
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 21:48:47 -0000, KD wrote:
> Obviously I'm being a bit thick here but my usual 'spam load' of 50+ per day
> is now down to almost 0 and has been for nearly a week. Has there been a
> downturn in spam or is it likely that my ISP have finally subscribed to a
> block list or something (Talktalk UK).
I have no way to know the answer to your context. I have seen a slight
decline in spam landing in the "Bulk" folder of two accounts with Yahoo!'s
SpamGuard in effect; with no corresponding increase in spam to the Inbox.
Because, in theory, SpamGuard is only diverting spam to the "Bulk" folder,
leaving me to sort out any false positives, I have to assume that the
spammers are not targeting the affected accounts so much.
OTOH, I have seen what seems to be an increase in attempts to deliver spam
to my domain MX server. They run afoul of the Spamhaus and NJABL lists,
mostly, or my own transaction filter, which rejects for certain specific
reasons (HELO "localhost", or RCPT TO: <bad_user_ID at example.com>).
I think it is really a futile exercise to understand anything spammers do,
except that, in a general sense, they do what they do because they can do
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