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Old 01-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Jonathan Kaye
 
Default Another flood of spam

I see we have been hit by another flood of spam. Who lowered the floodgates?
;-)
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:11 AM
"Shane D"
 
Default Another flood of spam

I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last night,
too. About the same time. Very weird.

And the gMail blocker usually gets stuff. I've had almost all of it to my inbox!

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> I see we have been hit by another flood of spam. Who lowered the floodgates?
> ;-)
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Julian De Marchi
 
Default Another flood of spam

Shane D wrote:

I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last night,
too. About the same time. Very weird.

And the gMail blocker usually gets stuff. I've had almost all of it to my inbox!


I to can report the same issue.

Might be me, but still weird.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:36 AM
"Shane D"
 
Default Another flood of spam

I know! But it doesn't look like the advertisements for
[insertnameofillegalprescriptiondrughere], it's just like e-bay and
credit and "I won [insertlargesumofmoneyhere]!"

On 1/7/08, Julian De Marchi <julian@jdcomputers.com.au> wrote:
> Shane D wrote:
> > I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last night,
> > too. About the same time. Very weird.
> >
> > And the gMail blocker usually gets stuff. I've had almost all of it to my
> inbox!
>
> I to can report the same issue.
>
> Might be me, but still weird.
>
> Julian
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Hugo Vanwoerkom
 
Default Another flood of spam

Jonathan Kaye wrote:

I see we have been hit by another flood of spam. Who lowered the floodgates?


Who's in charge of that?

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:25 AM
"Tom Allison"
 
Default Another flood of spam

Don't blame DEBIAN.
I'm getting hit hard from everywhere!!!

phishing and Nigerian is up significantly.
A huge increase from previous months.

On 1/7/08,
Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:
Jonathan Kaye wrote:
> I see we have been hit by another flood of spam. Who lowered the floodgates?

Who's in charge of that?

Hugo


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Old 01-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Curt Howland
 
Default Another flood of spam

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Hash: SHA1

On Monday 07 January 2008, "Shane D" <chatter8712@gmail.com> was heard
to say:
> I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last
> night, too. About the same time. Very weird.

Not strange at all.

We all know there are a relative few large-scale spammers who send a
large percentage of the spam, I'm not surprised when this mailing
list happens to make it onto one of their lists.

Each time the spammers find another way around the spam filters, the
list gets a flood. The filters get updated, the flood slows, until
the next time the spammers find a way around those filters, and so
on.

As much as I do not want to restrict the Debian lists to "subscribers
only post", I will not be surprised nor blame the Debian developers
if that decision is made.

Heck, even the "subscribers only may post" mailing lists I'm on get
spammed once in a while, the only lists that have so far
remained "safe" are the ones where a moderator has to approve all
subscriptions. Anyone here want that? Didn't think so.

Curt-


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Old 01-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Qubby
 
Default Another flood of spam

On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:26:17 +1000, Julian De Marchi wrote:

> Shane D wrote:
>> I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last night,
>> too. About the same time. Very weird.
>>
>> And the gMail blocker usually gets stuff. I've had almost all of it to
>> my inbox!
>
> I to can report the same issue.
>
> Might be me, but still weird.
>
> Julian

I haven't seen anything in my Gmail inbox. Maybe Google zapped it before I
checked my mail account?


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Old 01-07-2008, 12:34 PM
steef
 
Default Another flood of spam

Curt Howland wrote:

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Hash: SHA1

On Monday 07 January 2008, "Shane D" <chatter8712@gmail.com> was heard
to say:


I randomly started getting a lot of it that hit my inbox last
night, too. About the same time. Very weird.



Not strange at all.

We all know there are a relative few large-scale spammers who send a
large percentage of the spam, I'm not surprised when this mailing
list happens to make it onto one of their lists.


Each time the spammers find another way around the spam filters, the
list gets a flood. The filters get updated, the flood slows, until
the next time the spammers find a way around those filters, and so
on.


As much as I do not want to restrict the Debian lists to "subscribers
only post", I will not be surprised nor blame the Debian developers
if that decision is made.


Heck, even the "subscribers only may post" mailing lists I'm on get
spammed once in a while, the only lists that have so far
remained "safe" are the ones where a moderator has to approve all
subscriptions. Anyone here want that? Didn't think so.


Curt-


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hi curt,

IMO you are right. this spamflood is, like those before, annoying but bearable. at debian nobody is -given the mailinglists-policies - to blame.

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Old 01-07-2008, 02:16 PM
"Chris Howie"
 
Default Another flood of spam

On Jan 7, 2008 8:14 AM, Qubby <qubbyhole@gmail.com> wrote:

I haven't seen anything in my Gmail inbox. Maybe Google zapped it before I
checked my mail account?

That's very possible.* I've been furiously flagging things as spam in gmail all morning and others have probably flagged the same messages too, causing gmail to retroactively classify them as spam for you.* (Maybe, not sure if that's how their filter works, but it'd be cool.)

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