Archive for the ‘SPAM’ Category

We should be glad Darth Vader isn’t a spammer

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Right, so we’re busy doing some top secret email stuff in the office relating to client support and generally being more efficient when it comes to queries and stuff. And part of this testing involves the transmission of emails that needs to comply with RFC specifications, and generally having the correct headers and content in it, blah blah blah. All good fun. And then this gem landed in my inbox (tracing the Received headers reveals it was Stephen – perfectly spoofed in every other way from, quite a mean feat seeing that I haven’t yet received spam from professional fraudsters that managed this):

Direct Marketing Association – South Africa

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Whilst recently trying to track down yet another South African spam source I got directed to the DMA SA. Whilst the majority of spammers are not members of this association I’m pretty sure that this may help. The reason I say most is because I’ve dealt with my fair share of them (and even had some as clients), and this is the first time I got pointed to the DMA SA website at – a rather informative website.

Getting a grip on greylisting

Friday, May 1st, 2009

So I’ve been wondering whether or not I should implement greylisting or not.  If I do, what’s the dangers and pretty much being rather nervous about the whole situation for quite a long while now.  Eventually one day (quite recently) I decided the amount of junk coming into my mail box again warranted some further action.  In particular I was getting back to the point where I was receiving 2 to 5 spam messages per day on a mailbox that has no spamassassin to protect it, only yes/no checks (the type that I prefer). (more…)

Nashua Mobile – putting new meaning to the word SPAM

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Right, so I’m in the privileged position where I’ve received more bounces in a single day than I generally do in any given 6 month period.  Thanks to Nashua Mobile.  Why am I posting this here?  Because I’ve phoned them twice now, I’ve been promised it will be sorted out, and yet, the bounces keeps coming…