January 8th, 2004


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jimbojones
03:32 am - the never-ending fight against spam
Back when I first started RBL'ing mail at my server to fight spam, I wrote a neat little script to let me quickly and easily see how much of it I'd killed in any given day. I used to check it obsessively, but then I got pretty used to it, and quit looking at it very often. But I got kinda bored tonight and clicked... looks like there's been a MOTHERFUCKER of an upturn in activity lately.


RBLSMTPD blocked 159 spam emails and accepted ~108(~21 jimbosworld.org) emails yesterday.
RBLSMTPD blocked 486 spam emails and accepted ~129(~19 jimbosworld.org) emails two days ago.
RBLSMTPD blocked 98 spam emails and accepted ~105(~20 jimbosworld.org) emails three days ago.
RBLSMTPD blocked 150 spam emails and accepted ~36(~14 jimbosworld.org) emails four days ago.
RBLSMTPD blocked 357 spam emails and accepted ~33(~13 jimbosworld.org) emails five days ago.
RBLSMTPD blocked 266 spam emails and accepted ~39(~16 jimbosworld.org) emails six days ago.
RBLSMTPD blocked 304 spam emails and accepted ~29(~12 jimbosworld.org) emails seven days ago.

Today's blocked email log entries:

Jan 8 01:14:08 r00t rblsmtpd: 1073542448.784530 rblsmtpd: 213.175.160.251 pid 40362: 451 Blocked - see http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml?213.175.160.251
Jan 8 02:18:00 r00t rblsmtpd: 1073546280.006816 rblsmtpd: 65.42.161.105 pid 40880: 451 Blocked - see http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml?65.42.161.105

486 spams in a single day compared to 19 legitimate emails - holy SHIT...!

 
Current Mood: shocked
Current Music: whatever horrid crap is on MTV

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[User Picture] From: blue_canary
Date: January 8th, 2004 - 05:57 am
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That's approximately 100 advertisements for magic weight loss pills, another hundred for magic penis growers, at least the same amount for "see my XXX pix," shitloads of REFINANCE NOW!!!!! NO MORTAGE PAYMENTS EVER!!!!, and a bunch of Nigerian e-mail and get rich quick scams. Wow...


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