Amount of Spam

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ghodgson, Oct 1, 2005.

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  1. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Is it me or does the amount of SPAM seem to be declining.?? I have noticed personally about a 50% drop over the last few weeks. Some more of the Spammers locked up perhaps...............yippee
     
  2. Pollmaster

    Pollmaster Guest

    Check if your mail server/isp is blocking spam at the source.....
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    My spam-email also dropped 50%, but over a longer period. In the past about 100, now 50 per day.
    My ISP is able to block spam, but I don't use that option.
    Thunderbird takes care about my spam-emails in one second.
    I don't know the reason for this drop, but the only reason why I still get spam are the USERS themselves, who still read and reply to these emails.
    These users still believe in fairy tales, St. Nicholas and Santa Claus :rolleyes:
     
  4. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    Dear Eric Albert,
    Yes, Bad idea to reply to spam, you end up with hundreds. I suppose its the uninformed that may do this. I use Frontgate MX as a spam filter which 'takes care' of my unwanted mails.
    My spam used to be 60 per day now its 20-25, I never answer of course, and I dont allow HTML mails. Seems to be working.....I hope.
    I dont know if my ISP is blocking the spam, but I think not.
     
  5. spamreader

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    I enjoy reading spam in txt mode to see what new technique they are trying to get past bayesian filters. But I never reply of course. Sometimes I report them.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    In my newbie time I replied sometimes to these enlargment emails, asking for shortening pills. :)
     
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