January 3, 2005

Spam Load

On my most heavily instrumented domain the incoming e-mail is now 97% spam.

Most of my domains are under constant Rumplestiltskin attacks (email containing addresses to hundreds and even thousands of possible names).

My sendmail backlog (3 day timeout) of bounces/double-bounces is typically on the order of 10,000 pending items per domain.

There are an increasing number of obvious zombie machines that send me the same joe-job mails once a day every day.

I see no reason to expect the situation to improve and see many reasons why it may get worse.

Posted by karl at January 3, 2005 9:14 AM