From: "Stephen Shaw"
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 03:15:06 +0200
Organization: The South African Internet Exchange
NNTP-Posting-Date: 7 Jan 2003 01:13:11 GMT
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On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 22:50:38 +0000, JD wrote:
> "Peter Crowcroft" wrote in message
>> On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 23:55:46 GMT, Jim Thompson
>> >In a fit of pique after an enormous Spam locked up my machine I have
>> >set up rules at the head-end of my son's mail server system that
>> >refuses E-mails from Korea, China or Taiwan.
>> >If more ISP's did the same most Spam would stop.
>> 1. most of my 40+ SPAM a day come from the USA. I use Mailwasher to
>> bounce them. I just accept that I have to spend about 2 minutes a day
>> scanning the bounced emails visually to catch genuine ones wrongly
> At least 1/2 of my attempted spams come in an Oriental language. All
> told, most of my spams by far appear to be from foreign sources, and most
> often from open foreign mail relays (obviously irresponsibly managed.)
I get every type - 419s, weight reduction (USA), mortgage reduction (USA),
Korean (the worst offender), chain emails - you name it.
Spam Assassin does a good job of getting it into the right folder though.