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Kate kate_nepveu
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These are your spam statistics on drugs.

That problem I was having yesterday with someone blasting spam out with fake steelypips return addresses, so that all the bounced spam inundated my mail e-mail account? I thought I'd fixed it on my own, and then real mail started bouncing. So I undid the fix and had my spam program, Mailwasher, filter and automatically delete any mail that didn't have a real address in the To: or CC: fields—for just over 24 hours, until an incredibly kludgy fix went into place. Mailwasher's statistics for the week look like this:

Yes, this should really be a bar graph, and yes, those units on the left are correct: over eighteen thousand messages deleted today.

Spammers suck.


I briefly flirted with SpamAssassin yesterday--our host provides it--but I couldn't seem to be able to check the spam mailbox, which I'd want to be able to do. I don't want to just blackhole improperly-addressed mail, either, since people _do_ occasionally misremember our addresses--it's happened at least once in the last few months.

I was on .edu addresses long enough that, when I moved off them, I knew I was going to get some spam, and my current regime is very simple and usually sufficient. It was the suddenness and magnitude of this that got to me.


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