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Re: Barracuda Networks Spam Firewall

  • From: Steven Champeon
  • Date: Wed May 19 18:22:03 2004

on Wed, May 19, 2004 at 03:12:29PM -0700, James Couzens wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 21:49, Eric A. Hall wrote:
> 
> > There's one rule that will wipe out ~90% of spam, but nobody seems to have
> > written it yet.
> > 
> >   if URL IP addr is in China then score=100
         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
> I beg to differ Eric A. Hall.  

<snip>

> According to Spamhaus, 200 known Spam Operations are responsible for 90%
> of your spam.  Of the list currently available on their site, 142 of the
> known spammers are from a little country called THE UNITED STATES.

That may be, and is probably quite true - but as Eric said, a majority
of the /sites/ advertised in spam use China-based ISPs.

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