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Ten Spammers Create 80 Percent Of Spam


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#1 no one

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:47 PM

The Spamhaus list of the world's worst hardcore spammers include people who push porn, pharmaceuticals, and stock scams into inboxes everywhere. Spamhaus estimated that as much as 80 percent of all the junk coming to inboxes starts with one of the top ten.
http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderrepo...centOfSpam.html


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:04 AM


The Spamhaus list of the world's worst hardcore spammers include people who push porn, pharmaceuticals, and stock scams into inboxes everywhere. Spamhaus estimated that as much as 80 percent of all the junk coming to inboxes starts with one of the top ten.
http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderrepo...centOfSpam.html


I think you will find there are only a top nine left,as one Spammer here in Australia has been caught
and fined, and should serve as a warning to the other inconsiderate .........
He was found guilty of sending 75 million spam emails over the internet,
and was fined 4.5 million Aussie dollars.One less clown to worry about,IMO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:31 AM

As bad as those spammers are, if people would only use the filerting tools made available to them from their email clients, those spammers would call it quits.

It's good that they're exposed. But many more people will get spammed by them or their off-springs, because people don't take their Internet privacy/security seriously.

I've been a person that didn't know how to stop it. I've been spammed like 300+ times per week or so in the past. But I learned, and I took action... and to this day, on one of my busiest web sites, I only get about 30 or so spam email in a 7 month or time period. Spam...I don't even worry about it anymore.. and it doesn't take a bunch of software to stop it either, it just takes a few seconds to utilize the protection provided to help you.

That's another reason why I don't use email clients that download emails to my computer. That's the biggest mistake that people make .. (my opinion).

Anyone can send email to someone and track if that person opened the email or not. And if that spammer see that you looked at the email, but didn't comply to it,, they'll keep on spamming you, until they get a "delivery rejected" message.

Spam can be reduced by upto 75%+ throughout the Internet if people would only accept the invitation to be informed and prepared.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:36 AM

75 million!!

So there are only 9 spammers left that fill my inbox with "cheap medicine" "mortage loans" and such?

Thats hard to believe 9 people could put out so much and not get caught.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:11 AM

75 million!!

So there are only 9 spammers left that fill my inbox with "cheap medicine" "mortage loans" and such?

Thats hard to believe 9 people could put out so much and not get caught.


The first part of my post was only spoken in "JEST", as there are countless spammers out there.
The last part of my post is "FACT" and can only hope more authorities get serious with this scourge.
I have security programs to reduce spam email.The point I'm making is,spammers as well as all
the other criminals on the net,sure do take some of the enjoyment out of surfing on the net,in my
opinion. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:51 PM

Well I use Mozilla thunderbird email program now because of its spam features. Any unaproved mail goes in the spam box by itself and is auto deleted in a set amount of days. I just approve senders and never have to worry about much spam.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 03:53 PM

Yeah, i'm the same as cgm, i use thunderbird and everything i don't want gets sent straight to the trash.

I can't wait for them to figure out who the other 9 are and bust them. The big surprise here was that so many emails were the work of so few individuals. Sure, they probably have some people doing it for them, but for 9 people to be the SOURCE of all of them? Give me a minute alone w/ them in a room w/ no windows.... and a baseball bat.....

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 14 November 2006 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

Gmail has a very good spam filter also. If it *thinks* that something is spam, it will actually say "Suspected spam". If you actually open up your email that is a spam, at the top, it may notify you that "This may not be from a legitimate source! Google recomends that you read this artilce to learn more about spam (link included in email from google)"....as I get that with all my spam from "Confirm your paypal account". It's works quite well...but now I get more spam then I do email from real people :thumbsup: :flowers:
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:15 PM

But I wish it would just be as simple as tracing their IP adress then finding where they live...

Give me the adress and a few good sniper locations and all those bleep Enlargement mails will finally be finished...

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:57 PM

Here, here stevealmighty. Gmail's spam filter works great for me. Though you have to train it to what you consider spam. I get about 4500 pieces of spam a month. And only about 50 ever get through cause A. They are a newer type B. It is using different techniques to get in.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 03:03 PM

Yes, I wish the other primary spam producers would be caught also. Give them some useful tedious work to do for restitution.

I get very little spam, and I do use an e-mail client, Thunderbird. I should also point out that I once got huge amounts of spam, and I didn't have any e-mail client. I didn't even have my own computer. I changed the user name for my e-mail account and became much more knowledgeable about spam prevention. I have had perhaps 10 spam messages in 3 years time with that account since I change the user name.

I set up the mail client so that all images are blocked, not just remote images. It is the presence of a 1 pixel clear image with some unique coding it it that informs the spammer that you opened the message, and voila you get a whole lot more. Thunderbird will put the non-remote images in attachments. I can save these, without opening them, to a special folder, scan them and open them from that folder if I wish to view them. If they are unnecessary images, I delete them from the message without even saving them.

A problem with spam filtering is that legitimate mail can be identified as spam. I've had this happen several times, so you do need to look at the message titles to see if they are legit.

Also, jgweed posted something elsewhere that I find quite useful. Use the webmail interface first to check for new mail. Delete any bad stuff from there first. That way those messages aren't downloaded to your computer in the first place.

Don't post e-mail addresses on websites. Spambots can get ahold of it that way.

Read the privacy policies of any website that requests your e-mail address. If you don't like what you read, go elsewhere and don't enter your e-mail address.

Also, do not click on links within a bad message. Go to the website separately. I sometimes contact companies through the official website to inform them of spam or phishing messages so they can take action or warn their customers. Do not answer bad e-mails as this will produce more spam.

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