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  1. Spam volumes down since last week

    I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing


    But the irritant 419's are still coming in ( and some get past SA ),
    in many new variants. I have seen scamsters are sending targetted spams
    to people of hotel industry , holiday industry etc


    Thanks
    Ram


  2. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    Am/On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:10:53 +0530 schrieb/wrote ram:

    >I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    >servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    >they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing



    not really.
    I varies between 60 to 89 %, but without any rule.



    Thanks and all the best

    Matthias


  3. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    ram wrote:
    > I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    > servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    > they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing
    >
    >
    > But the irritant 419's are still coming in ( and some get past SA ),
    > in many new variants. I have seen scamsters are sending targetted spams
    > to people of hotel industry , holiday industry etc
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    > Ram
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago. Also,
    virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to start
    reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.


  4. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    > Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago.
    > Also, virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to
    > start reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.


    The summer doldrums are upon us...


  5. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 10:19 -0400, Randy Ramsdell wrote:
    > ram wrote:
    > > I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    > > servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    > > they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing


    > >

    > Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago. Also,
    > virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to start
    > reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.


    two weeks ago was a little higher than 8 weeks ago, but nothing
    dramatic. The whole quarter has been in the 10-14 spams per minute
    range I don't track the number of connections dropped by greylisting,
    so that might be masking anything anomalous.

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  6. Re: Spam volumes down since last week



    Daniel J McDonald wrote:
    > On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 10:19 -0400, Randy Ramsdell wrote:
    >
    >> ram wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    >>> servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    >>> they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing
    >>>

    >
    >
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago. Also,
    >> virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to start
    >> reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.
    >>

    >
    > two weeks ago was a little higher than 8 weeks ago, but nothing
    > dramatic. The whole quarter has been in the 10-14 spams per minute
    > range I don't track the number of connections dropped by greylisting,
    > so that might be masking anything anomalous.
    >
    >


    My list of virus infected spambots has dropped from 2 million to 1.7
    million. It's interesting that others are seeing a drop as well. If this
    keeps up I might have to get a real job.



  7. Re: [spamassassin] Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    > Daniel J McDonald wrote:
    > > On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 10:19 -0400, Randy Ramsdell wrote:
    > >
    > >> ram wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    > >>> servers, I am not sure why ? Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    > >>> they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing
    > >>>

    > >
    > >
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >> Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago. Also,
    > >> virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to start
    > >> reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.
    > >>

    > >
    > > two weeks ago was a little higher than 8 weeks ago, but nothing
    > > dramatic. The whole quarter has been in the 10-14 spams per minute
    > > range I don't track the number of connections dropped by greylisting,
    > > so that might be masking anything anomalous.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > My list of virus infected spambots has dropped from 2 million to 1.7
    > million. It's interesting that others are seeing a drop as well. If this
    > keeps up I might have to get a real job.
    >
    >

    Hi,

    Our spam is looking normal. Around 11 in, 6 spam every 5 minutes
    for the last 30 hours . Around 12 in, 7 spam every 5 for the last 8
    days. Around 12 in, 7 spam every 5 for the last 5 weeks.

    Our Spamcop RBL has been a steady decline on the number of ones
    it blocks. Tosseds (For various reasons) are holding steady. Unknown
    users are declining ever so slowly. Zen RBL has been on a steady decline
    on the number it blocks too.

    Thats our view.

    Tuc


  8. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    Randy Ramsdell wrote:

    > Our spam levels are 1/2 to 1/3 of what they were two weeks ago. Also,
    > virus e-mails are also very very low. Low enough for me to start
    > reviewing the e-mail logs for anomalies.


    The volume hitting my traps is significantly down, although a few days
    ago, I quit trapping for a couple of specific user IDs. In both cases,
    former users whose addresses aren't otherwise valid -- I found that the
    traffic hitting those mailboxes was unique to those IDs, and for now,
    it's not worth the effort to be watching those traffic flows.

    However since turning off the trapping for those two, I'm seeing *very*
    little traffic on the other addresses I trap for, enough that I am also
    checking logs for anomalies.

    Or maybe it's just that between dnsbls and local rules that force
    rejection, I have things tuned well enough that very little spam is
    actually getting through... :-)

    Smith


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    >> I am seeing a clear downtrend in the number for spams hitting our
    >> servers, I am not sure why ?



    We have the same 1.3 million a day yesterday and same day of week
    a month ago and two months ago. Remarkably steady really.

    Joseph Brennan
    Columbia University Information Technology


  10. Re: Spam volumes down since last week

    On Dienstag, 24. Juni 2008 ram wrote:
    > Since Last week spams are at 50% of what
    > they used to be last month. Is this what you all are seeing


    We've had a high at beginnin of June, and now we're very low in spam
    volume. Maybe "they" prepare a new burst for the holidays? Or they know
    spamming in July/August isn't all that helpful and keep their Viagra in
    stock for September?

    mfg zmi
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