Listowners-L ArchivesArchiver > Listowners > 2002-10 > 1033864944
From: Meg Wilkinson <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Help in eliminating spam
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 17:42:24 -0700
At 03:44 PM 10/5/02, Robert G. Leonard wrote:
>In the past week or so, I have received a whole bunch, I am talking close
>that's right 5-0 pieces of spam.
Just -50-? I just finished cleaning out 70 from my postini quarantine box.
That was for today alone, it really has gotten out of hand. At the end of
August, my ISP offered a service through Postini
(http://www.postini.com/home.html ),that filters email based on the
user-defined levels; lenient to aggressive. In addition, you can approve
addresses to be sent through Since then, the number of unsolicited email
advertisements has dropped to maybe 2-3 a week. (I do sign up for some
email notifications) The one downside is that the occasional
I have been pretty pleased with the results, it may have been a pure
business decision by Aracnet, but it has ended up being a very nice
customer service feature. They have been able to avoid upgrading their mail
server and my life has been made easier. (Its all good)
An interesting map can be found at: http://www.postini.com/stats/maps.html
It graphically illustrates from where the spam and virus orginate.