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spam has been particularly heinous
psyduck:/home/paul# grep "result: Y" /var/log/mail.log|wc -l
21440
I've rejected 21440 spams on my BACKUP MX so far today
oh my god

Point of reference: my employer's mail relays blocked 2,100 spams across all the servers combined, and they have more active mail accounts than I do. Something weird is happening.

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cookie_chef
Jul. 13th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, my gosh.
jayj79
Jul. 13th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
and 19827 of those spam messages are for supposed ED offers, I'm sure. heh
astawater
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
interesting focus by spammers
Unless the domain in question, I'm assuming telcodata, got hit by the online media, this is mildly entertaining. If I remember correctly, you do simple ehlo testing with Bayesian filters/points system?
noweb4u
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
Re: interesting focus by spammers
I think it's timmins - that's the one that gets habitually joejobbed and has been for at least 4 years running now.

I do two pass full runs of spamassassin. Reject at score of 15 + at smtp time, and then second pass uses user based rules rather than system rules, and flags for delivery to the spam folder at 5+.

There are a few custom rulesets that flag a huge majority of the most common spams nowadays that are hand written too.
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