August 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

The theme of this month’s post is a specific company, unfortunately. The questionable honour goes to SMTP.com, Inc.

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Streamsend: ESP Spams for Its Own Marketing Department

Streamsend, the ESP service of ISP EZ Publishing, is sending bulk email to an email address that hasn’t been live since the 1990s. The email advertises EZ Publishing webhosting and development services.

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July 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

The theme of this month’s post is “Rospaden”

The flag of the fictitious state of Rospaden

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June 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps June 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps June 2016

Long overdue – summer holidays and all that, but here we go.

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New Server (Take #2)

The Mainsleaze Blog has moved to yet another new server, this one running CentOS 7. Everything appears to be working properly, including the pages and links that were broken on the first server. Please review the site, attempt to post comments, etc. If nothing breaks for the next 48 hours, I will declare victory and shut down the old server for good. 🙂

Thank you, everybody, for your patience!

Back on the Old Server

The Mainsleaze blog moved to a new server over the weekend. A number of odd bugs ensured. A day’s research and efforts to fix the problems exposed some serious underlying bugs in the most recent version of the underlying operating system on the server. We reverted to the old server til we can get the new server properly debugged or upgrade to a less buggy OS.

Sorry for the delays! 🙂

M³AAWG 37, Philadelphia

Looking forward to meeting y’all! Atro

May 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps May 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps May 2016

Just in time for M³AAWG 37 (Philadelphia, PA, Jun 13 to 16) – looking forward to meeting you all in person again!

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April 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs (and only a word or two about Social Networks)

ESP mail seen in spamtraps April 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps April 2016

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is back to normal levels, 1.5% this month. Social networks account for 3.9% of all mail, of which nearly 93% is Facebook. Facebook is “only” sending 2.5 times as much mail as all tracked ESPs combined, which would be a reduction of 30%… if it wasn’t the case that ESPs were sending more mail than last month, and Facebook was simply keeping up their old levels.

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