[games_access] Amount of Spam on the List

John Bannick jbannick at 7128.com
Sat Jan 19 20:03:21 EST 2008


Oh yes!
At 7-128 Software, we've seen a massive increase in spam, on the order that
you describe.
And this with pretty good filters at our ISP.
We're looking into changing email addresses annually, and some sort of
whitelist management.
One of my private consulting clients uses Baracuda to filter spam. Even
then, some still gets through.

I feel your pain.

John Bannick

At 06:54 PM 1/19/2008, you wrote:

>Hi all,


>I'm not sure what is happening but our "usual" amount of spam that I get

>as list owner as bounced/rejected messages notices has increase from about

>10 a week (through November) to (really) over 100 a day. I can filter it

>out so it's not a big deal but occasionally one of a list member's email

>gets rejected or put on hold (ie, if you send an attachment). So if

>there's ever any concern, please always feel free to email me and I can

>check your account.


>I usually give the spam a look through once a day to make sure none of

>them are legit emails (rather than *information* about prescription drugs

>online, male enhancements, home mortgages, and lotteries we've apparently

>won -- although...I'd be glad if one of those lotteries were for real --

>then we could afford to buy quadcontrollers for every game company in the

>world -- seriously, I wish we could! -- and start some major media

>campaigns/commercials). :D But...I go through the folder super fast so I'm

>sure I've missed a few. To help me out, if you have anything strange about

>how you are sending email (ie, you have a different sending address than

>receiving address you subscribed with or your name uses non-Roman

>characters in your email program (the biggest problems are with

>Cyrillic/Russian characters and Asian characters versus accent marks),

>please let me know and I can try and correct it on the listserv admin page

>or help me out and be sure and temporarily change these things if possible

>in your email program. As long as the listserv software knows of your

>address info, usually problems are solved...not always...but usually.


>Thanks everyone! The IGDA even changed their email address a year ago due

>to spam but we can't afford to do that and lose any members! And if it

>only gets sent to me, I can handle it! :)




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