Category: Spam

  • MobileMe to iCloud Migration Calendar Issues

    I just switched my online calendaring from the old MobileMe system to the new iCloud system. To make this work I had to export and import my MobileMe calendars into iCloud. Unfortunately this seems to have resent hundreds or thousands of calendar invites and RSVP notices to everyone I’d dealt with for the last 3+ […]

  • Interesting Phishing Technique

    I got contacted today with a non-form e-mail from a person offering a partnership which would “highly increase your context advertisement block (adsense) earnings” on 10MinuteMail. Essentially saying that they could increase my ad revenue, and would do that for a share of the increased revenue. Which sounds good as I was wondering if there […]

  • Spammers using a Thesaurus?

    My wife received an interesting spam comment on her blog. At first glance it looked like it was just written by someone with an awful grasp of the English language, but then I realized that some of the words were just synonyms that didn’t actually work in context. Take a look at the comment: Hi. […]

  • SpamCop RBL is Blocking Several Facebook Mail Servers

    If you are using the SpamCop realtime block list as part of your anti-spam measures, be warned that they appear to be blocking several legitimate Facebook mail servers. I’ve seen them blocking the following Facebook mail server IPs: Presumably there’s a whole block of IPs that SpamCop is blocking. Since I like […]

  • Setting Up SPF, SenderId, Domain Keys, and DKIM

    Setting Up SPF, SenderId, Domain Keys, and DKIM

    If you run a mail server, and if you hate spam, you should setup your mail server to make use of all the best anti-spam tools available. There are two sides to spam, sending and receiving. On the receiving side, you have things like blacklists, spamassassin, bayesian filtering, and lots more. I’ll probably cover this […]