Posts tagged anti spam

Project HoneyPot - A honey trap for spammers

July 3, 2009, 2:21 p.m. anti spam , Wordpress

Project Honey Pot - is a service that allows you to track and help catch spammers who harvest email addresses from your web pages. Better still it helps you to keep out comment spammers. I even thought to write a wordpress plugin for it but as happens with many a good idea; someone else has thought ...

Joe Jobbed Again.

Oct. 28, 2008, 4:22 p.m. anti spam , qmail

I find myself being Joe Jobbed yet again. I suppose this happens to everyone once in a while, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept. The worst thing about joe jobs is that you get so many bounces with in a short period that genuine bouncers are easily missed.The last time I had this problem, ...

One more look at SPF.

May 9, 2008, 8:34 p.m. anti spam , qmail

Our mail servers were being spammed and joe jobbed to death and I decided to apply the qmail SPF patch. It was configured to just insert the SPF header rather than rejecting mails.As it turned out, most of the spam (that were so obviously joe mails) didn't have a reject header created. Apprently ver ...

Good Reciept To

May 1, 2008, 12:15 a.m. anti spam , qmail

Having managed to reduce the load on the qmail server (if not the number of spams in the mailboxes) by using several patches yesterday, it was time to see whether there is room for more improvement.My earlier adventure included messing with doublebouncetrim, SPF and tarpitting patches. These were ac ...

Spammed and Joe Jobbed to Death.

April 29, 2008, 7:32 p.m. anti spam , qmail

Our mail servers are being spammed and joe jobbed to death. Things are so bad I see at least 100 bounces caused by joe jobbing for each valid email. At the same time we are getting a huge amount of same at least 100 spams for one legit mail. That's not all there are so many emails being sent to none ...

SLT listed in Spam Cop.

June 7, 2006, 11:13 p.m. anti spam , broadband

I sent someone a mail a little while ago and it was returned. The mailer daemon at the remote end said the outgoing SMTP server was listed in spamcop. That had me worried.Then I realised that the mail was actually sent through the Sri Lanka Telecom mail server rather than mine. I get DSL services fr ...