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  • So those are the little things that slow you down in your efforts to release and maintain 5.8.1. :-)

    I am not sure whether I got it. I no longer look too closely into my spam-inbox. And the times when I actually read some of the spam (for having a good laugh) have long passed.
    • Well, this "duck" dodged my spam filters, and I was kind of curious of what's up with that, since as people noted, there was no viral payload or address-harvesting links in it...

      I spent much of Friday and Saturday retuning my spam filters for the "you have a virus" bounce storm of SoBig.F (still going at the rate of 400-600/day for me...)
      • > still going at the rate of 400-600/day

        Ummm. I don't know where I got that number from. About 200/hour is the right ballpark, so about 2400/day.
        • Argh, it seems that I have completely lost my arithmetics these days. Those who were paying attention noticed that there was no sense in my calculation since there are in fact 24 hours a day, not 12... let's try once again: it looks like I get 1600-2400 spam/virus/bounce messages a day. In the beginning of August I "only" got 200-400 a day.

      • That must be a real plague (I now heard it from you, from Nick Clark...from many people). I only get about two or so bounces each week.

        I guess my email addresses just don't show up often enough in public (although I took no measures at all to protect them). Maybe my university already filters them out.

        Gosh, only thinking about it makes me sick...I wonder whether my machine could deal with it at all.