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Spam increase?

Old 15th Nov 2005, 14:48
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Spam increase?

Anyone else noticed a huge increase in spam over the last few days?

Especially to the PPRuNe email account and IMs to AOL?

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Old 15th Nov 2005, 20:47
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Not in the last few days specifically, but during 2005 the spamcop methods became more or less useless, with some 80% of spam getting around the blacklists.

Positive control is gradually becoming the only way for a business, where each new sender is asked to authenticate by e.g. visiting a website containing text within a graphic.
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Old 16th Nov 2005, 13:11
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I don't know what Gmail do but its only flippin magic. I have had it nearly a year and not one single spam mail. I was getting 20+ Spams a day with Horrible hotmail. I rave about it me......
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Old 16th Nov 2005, 21:33
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Most of the spam is generated using scripts to fill in email account forms etc.

It's easy to prevent in a way, one way being to use a visual authentication code ( though you be amazed at how many companies will name their 'random' codes X5gtY.jpg etc).

The best way it to prevent auto-completion of forms by ensuring a slightly random time gap between fields being filled in but very few have cottoned on to this. Dead easy to do in javascript ( ) or whatever.
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