Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 22:27:34 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 21:59:26 EST
"Mike Harding" wrote in message
> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 13:27:18 -0500, "JD" wrote:
> >"Mike Harding" wrote in message
> >> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 04:35:53 +0100, "PCS Electronics"
> >> wrote:
> >> >"JD" wrote in message news:WB6S9.37$S4.email@example.com...
> >> >> it isn't trivial to keep spam mostly out of my mailbox, but it is just necessary. I
> >> >> do sometimes play tricks with those who try to connect to my firewall, including
> >> >> trying to tie up their net connection and other things like that :-).
> >> >>
> >> >> John
> >> >
> >> >Many people just can't affort to do that. Loosing a customer due to a spam filter
> >> >is something I can't afford.
> >> >
> >> >Overall, I don't get that many at all lately. Maybe 10 or so a day. They are all from
> >> >US, usually either breast enlargement or some other enlargement or diet. Loans
> >> >are abundant, also.
> >> snap
> >> I don't receive too much spam to this Hotmail address but what
> >> I do get is invariably from the USA.
> >You don't REALLY have a method to know where the spam originates.
> >You can sometimes guess, but most of my SPAM comes from non-English
> >character set countries.
> Well... they are from American companies selling products
> they want payment in American dollars to an American
> address for?
Most of the spam that I receive, I cannot read the character set where it comes
from. Much of it comes from places like 'hanmail', and uses open
relays from all over the world. If you'd like to see one of my
daily maillogs, it would probably be educational for you. Doing
a reverse lookup on the mail relays is also sometimes interesting.
Alot of this info isn't clearly visible on an ISP mail delivery, but I
am really looking at sendmail logs.
It is sometimes a poorly configed home DSL user, and much of the
time it is even a commercial or school machine poorly configured.