[TriLUG] spam attack help?
lopaki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 11:23:10 EDT 2008
Someone I know is getting loads of spam from many senders to one particular
email address. Maybe someone's spam virus has gone berzerk.
On 4/2/08, Brian McCullough <bdmc at bdmcc-us.com> wrote:
> 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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