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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Friday August 01, 2003
03:13 AM

Kill a spammer

[ #13839 ]

Last night it seems the VP-RX (penis enlargement pills) spammers stepped up their actions. Not sure if it was just against me, or if everyone felt this.

In one night I received about 100,000 identical VP-RX spams. All to me. Another account got over 5000. I have still to account for all of it.

The onslaught appears to have stopped at 7:30am.

I'm pretty sure it was a personal attack. It was actually useful for me because I'm alpha testing my spam quarantine code at home. Now I know it scales well :-)

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