The Abundance of Spam Mail

Lachlan Cranswick l.cranswick at dl.ac.uk
Thu Jul 15 09:45:45 EST 1999


Have added the below address to one of my links pages -  
but main query is - how much spam do you tend to get after a posting?

I tend to average receiving one to ten spam mails a day but it is tends to 
be quite easy and quick to do "delete".   Are spammers more dedicated
at targetting US based Email addresses?

Lachlan.

In article <378C735A.D7A0CCF3 at chemistry.gatech.edu> "Chad C. Sines" 
><chad.sines at chemistry.gatech.edu  writes: This is a little off topic I know, 
>but I feel it is relevant.  I am a crystallographer and a frequenter of 
three >main crystallographic news groups, this being one.  Mostly I read the 
>postings, but I do occassionally post or respond to them.  I have been very 
>annoyed at the amount of spam postings we have received.  I have also been 
>receiving many to my email address apparently from some louse grabbing my 
>email address from postings.

>I have found a FREE reporting mechanism at http://spamcop.net/  I
>stumbled upon it by accident.  It will make all the necessary reports to
>network administrators concerning spam email and newsgrou postings.  It
>is able to get through phony email addresses by reading the headers.  It
>takes me less than a minute to do this and I have received responses
>from the administrators with news that the person had been dealt with.

>It's just a thought.  If spamming doesn't bother you, then I am sorry to
>have bugged you.

>Chad

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