[TriLUG] spam attack help?

Brian McCullough bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Wed Apr 2 11:01:50 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 10:45:51AM -0400, Cristóbal Palmer wrote:
> Hi folks. Anybody seen a huge spike in spam volume in the last few
> days? I'm responsible for mail at ibiblio and since yesterday
> afternoon our mail log has been growing at a rate of 1MB every 17
> seconds or so. So... what do you suggest to help reduce load? I'd like
> to reject more at SMTP time to keep spamassassin from having to chug
> through any more than it needs to.

Just another data point.

A friend of mine owns / runs a colo server with a couple of dozen Apache
2 Virtual Hosts on it, and encountered the same issue Sunday ( I think
-- may have been Monday ), but only on one of his domains ( the primary
).  He was getting, on this almost invisible ( but not enough ) e-mail
address, several hundred junk messages an hour for several hours, when
normally he gets almost none.


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