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(BBC)   Over half of all spam comes from just 20 ISPs in India, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Brazil   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 46
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2013-03-15 09:46:29 AM
So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa
 
2013-03-15 10:06:50 AM
What's spam?
 
2013-03-15 10:08:04 AM

Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa


Exactly what I did when I worked internet security for a company. Then I'd get an earful from some dumb sales guy who wasn't receiving his important market updates from Estonia.
 
2013-03-15 10:12:14 AM
Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-03-15 10:36:54 AM

elvisaintdead: Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.


Heh!  I came here to post the exact same thing.

/My work here is done
 
2013-03-15 10:40:47 AM

Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa


But where will I buy  |-|3RB4L \/149R4 ?
 
2013-03-15 10:45:25 AM
I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.
 
2013-03-15 10:50:39 AM

nekom: I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.


Are you including a whole sidebar of ad links based on google reading your email?
 
2013-03-15 10:57:28 AM
Great. Can we get a list of IP blocks to blacklist?
 
2013-03-15 11:01:37 AM

make me some tea: Great. Can we get a list of IP blocks to blacklist?


This; I'd do it in a heartbeat.
 
2013-03-15 11:02:39 AM

Generation_D: nekom: I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.

Are you including a whole sidebar of ad links based on google reading your email?


I don't see those either.

/AdBlock, etc
 
2013-03-15 11:05:10 AM

Generation_D: Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa

Exactly what I did when I worked internet security for a company. Then I'd get an earful from some dumb sales guy who wasn't receiving his important market updates from Estonia.


Estonia's a real country.  Russia's a bleak wasteland of mobsters and spambots.  I don't think there are any real people on the Internet in Russia.

/none of the countries in the headline are in Eastern Europe
//block China and most of your malicious attacks vanish, or so I've heard
 
2013-03-15 11:09:40 AM
The only time I see spam mail is when I'm expecting an email and have to check my spam folder to see if it got false flagged as spam
 
2013-03-15 11:14:11 AM

Bondith: Generation_D: Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa

Exactly what I did when I worked internet security for a company. Then I'd get an earful from some dumb sales guy who wasn't receiving his important market updates from Estonia.

Estonia's a real country.  Russia's a bleak wasteland of mobsters and spambots.  I don't think there are any real people on the Internet in Russia.

/none of the countries in the headline are in Eastern Europe
//block China and most of your malicious attacks vanish, or so I've heard


They can have their spam as long as they are not invading countries.

My how the mighty have fallen.
 
2013-03-15 11:16:08 AM
You have won the lottery from our government finance minister who requires depositing the funding overseas.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

We need graciously only you send the fees of $500 transfer with your account bank information to award to you the monies.
 
2013-03-15 11:23:31 AM
http://j-walk.com/other/conf/  - 3rd annual nigerian email conference website...

/oblig
 
2013-03-15 11:23:45 AM
"On the net's most crime-ridden network - Spectranet in Nigeria - 62% of all the addresses controlled by that ISP were seen to be sending out spam."

Oh that's just silly, why would people in Nigeria think I needed a larger penis?
 
2013-03-15 11:29:47 AM
Well lookie here, major IP address blocks by country.

/Your welcome
 
2013-03-15 11:30:54 AM
The other half comes from your mom's computer.
 
2013-03-15 11:48:58 AM
Am I the only one who read that as sperm instead of spam?  I was really confused.
 
2013-03-15 12:00:11 PM

Generation_D: nekom: I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.

Are you including a whole sidebar of ad links based on google reading your email?


IMAP clients
 
2013-03-15 12:01:38 PM

Rwa2play: Well lookie here, major IP address blocks by country.

/Your welcome


Thanks!
 
2013-03-15 12:08:29 PM
Precision drone strike should to the job.
 
2013-03-15 12:32:32 PM
And Hormel.

/subby needs a map and such
 
2013-03-15 12:32:59 PM

Generation_D: Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa

Exactly what I did when I worked internet security for a company. Then I'd get an earful from some dumb sales guy who wasn't receiving his important market updates from Estonia.


I hoped you cut his connection completely, what a moron.
 
2013-03-15 12:35:00 PM
I thought all Spam came from Hormel.

Cheers
 
2013-03-15 12:40:09 PM

Honest Bender: Am I the only one who read that as sperm instead of spam?  I was really confused.


I did the same thing at first.  NTTAWWT.
 
2013-03-15 12:49:46 PM

Honest Bender: Am I the only one who read that as sperm instead of spam?  I was really confused.


It's cool dude.  In your own time...
 
2013-03-15 12:56:42 PM

elvisaintdead: Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.


That was my first thought.
 
2013-03-15 01:06:21 PM
Go here:  http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space . txt

You may want to block all IP addresses registered to Internet Assigned Numbers Authority [IANA], RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) [RIPE], The Registry of Internet Number Resources for Africa [AfriNIC] and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre [APNIC].

So you can start with blocking:

1.0.0.0/8
2.0.0.0/8

on down through the list.

This was advice given to me by a past email admin and has seemed to work pretty well (assuming you're in the US and don't want to receive mail from entire networks or countries rather than just specific ISPs).
 
2013-03-15 01:31:13 PM

nekom: I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.


So does Yahoo mail. I have used the same Yahoo addy since about 1998, and very VERY few spams come though to the inbox. OTOH, better than 98% of the emails received at that address are spam. I never see them unless I click on the junk folder...which I never do because I don't want to have to wash my hands after throwing my laptop onto a bonfire.
 
2013-03-15 01:45:09 PM
This would have been a lot more interesting a few years ago before spam filters became so very good.
 
2013-03-15 02:06:52 PM

Bondith: Generation_D: Voiceofreason01: So just block all IP's from eastern Europe and Africa

Exactly what I did when I worked internet security for a company. Then I'd get an earful from some dumb sales guy who wasn't receiving his important market updates from Estonia.

Estonia's a real country.  Russia's a bleak wasteland of mobsters and spambots.  I don't think there are any real people on the Internet in Russia.


Sure there are.  Plenty of aspiring porn stars for example.
 
2013-03-15 02:08:05 PM
The big issue for me now is SEO-inflating-accounts signing up to a website.  I have new users on manual-approval, and I delete maybe 50 bogus accounts a day.  Its simple to spot the bad accounts, but, so far, the automation to throw them out at signup time is a farking PITA.
 
2013-03-15 02:28:17 PM
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-15 04:35:18 PM

Stone Meadow: nekom: I can't remember the last time I got an actual spam e-mail.  gmail does a fantastic job.

So does Yahoo mail. I have used the same Yahoo addy since about 1998, and very VERY few spams come though to the inbox. OTOH, better than 98% of the emails received at that address are spam. I never see them unless I click on the junk folder...which I never do because I don't want to have to wash my hands after throwing my laptop onto a bonfire.


Our IT folks at work do an awful job. I get spam daily.
 
2013-03-15 04:54:22 PM

UberDave: elvisaintdead: Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Heh!  I came here to post the exact same thing.

/My work here is done


dronewarsuk.files.wordpress.com

Seriously, why not? Spammer do far, far, far, more economical damage than terrorism does. There is no logical reason why we are not killing spammers with bombs, if we find it okay killing terrists with bombs.
 
2013-03-15 05:01:29 PM
So, who exactly is this remaining population of people that still buy something from spam? Clearly someone is boosting those metrics, or they wouldn't bother even for virtually free marketing...

//looking at you, octogenarian AOL users..
 
2013-03-15 05:03:59 PM

stewbert: Our IT folks at work do an awful job. I get spam daily.


They must be doing an VERY awful job.  IT folks shouldn't be doing much work in the spam filtering arena.  They should be using third party tools built by experts.

I run our mail servers for most of our clients.  I got a set-it-and-forget-it service to handle spam.  I've never touched one setting, never have to update anything.
 
2013-03-15 05:06:51 PM

make me some tea: Great. Can we get a list of IP blocks to blacklist?


Rwa2play: This; I'd do it in a heartbeat.


I block all traffic on our web servers using a subsciption to a list from ip2location.com.  (No, I have no vested interest in them).  They key is you get an updated list every quarter.  You need to realize these blocks of IPs do change.
 
2013-03-15 05:09:47 PM

Somaticasual: So, who exactly is this remaining population of people that still buy something from spam? Clearly someone is boosting those metrics, or they wouldn't bother even for virtually free marketing...


I've often wondered this myself, but isn't most spam more about getting you to click a link so they can install spyware on your PC?

What pisses me off are legitimate companies what refuse to remove you from their mailing list.

/No Columbia House, I don't want to join your ridiculously over priced DVD club!
/Sorry Fingerhut, I'm not going to buy your product for 4 easy payments of $59.99 when I can get the same shiat at Walmart for $40!
 
2013-03-15 05:42:34 PM
I have absolutely no reason to do any business with India. Can I just block the entire nation?
 
2013-03-15 05:45:00 PM

ReapTheChaos: Somaticasual: So, who exactly is this remaining population of people that still buy something from spam? Clearly someone is boosting those metrics, or they wouldn't bother even for virtually free marketing...

I've often wondered this myself, but isn't most spam more about getting you to click a link so they can install spyware on your PC?

What pisses me off are legitimate companies what refuse to remove you from their mailing list.

/No Columbia House, I don't want to join your ridiculously over priced DVD club!
/Sorry Fingerhut, I'm not going to buy your product for 4 easy payments of $59.99 when I can get the same shiat at Walmart for $40!


Have to second the legitimate companies complaint - they literally have no excuse with large IT departments, and they know one unsubscriber is not going to sink that boat..
 
2013-03-15 07:04:15 PM

Hack Patooey: The big issue for me now is SEO-inflating-accounts signing up to a website.  I have new users on manual-approval, and I delete maybe 50 bogus accounts a day.  Its simple to spot the bad accounts, but, so far, the automation to throw them out at signup time is a farking PITA.


Same here. I help maintain a forum with a .edu address and it's clear that we are popular targets for the SEO crowd. I've even found my forum's URL listed on a few black hat sites. Once in a while I get some bold jerk who demands to know why his IP address is being blocked.

/currently experiencing an influx from Vietnam, not getting a kick, etc.
 
2013-03-15 07:07:51 PM

Somaticasual: ReapTheChaos: Somaticasual: So, who exactly is this remaining population of people that still buy something from spam? Clearly someone is boosting those metrics, or they wouldn't bother even for virtually free marketing...

I've often wondered this myself, but isn't most spam more about getting you to click a link so they can install spyware on your PC?

What pisses me off are legitimate companies what refuse to remove you from their mailing list.

/No Columbia House, I don't want to join your ridiculously over priced DVD club!
/Sorry Fingerhut, I'm not going to buy your product for 4 easy payments of $59.99 when I can get the same shiat at Walmart for $40!

Have to second the legitimate companies complaint - they literally have no excuse with large IT departments, and they know one unsubscriber is not going to sink that boat..


A little over a year ago I stated at a Hilton affiliate in Dallas, Aloft.  Nice place, next to the federal building.  I made the reservations online.  As with everything, I've very careful about what boxes I check, never want to give them permission to put me on any mailing lists.

A month later I'm on Hiltons Rewards Members list.  And I've been on it ever since.  They absolutely cannot or will not remove me.  Not through the opt out link, not through emails, not through phone calls, Hilton will NOT stop spamming me (trying to route as much as I can to trash, but still see it in there, mocking me).

If I didn't value my freedom I'd be tempted to set fire to every Hilton hotel I drive by.
 
2013-03-15 09:57:52 PM

cabbyman: Go here:  http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space . txt

You may want to block all IP addresses registered to Internet Assigned Numbers Authority [IANA], RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) [RIPE], The Registry of Internet Number Resources for Africa [AfriNIC] and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre [APNIC].

So you can start with blocking:

1.0.0.0/8
2.0.0.0/8

on down through the list.

This was advice given to me by a past email admin and has seemed to work pretty well (assuming you're in the US and don't want to receive mail from entire networks or countries rather than just specific ISPs).


the only problem is that once it gets to your server is has already gone though have a dozen servers so you almost never get it directly from those IP blocks. If you had access to a core router, you could block it there, but I don't see that happening.
 
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