Yea, E-mail is hardly reliable anymore. I have some traps for a bunch of words and sentences but it seems that some of the newest zombie code snatches fragments of text and parts of my own bits and randomly toss them together to flood the gates. Or does everyone get random SPAMs with text talking about fulltext and XML indexing technology (I write search engines), routing categorization, personalized news (I'm launching a site called IBU News http://www.ibu.de) all kinds of cameras and bicycle gear hidden behind images selling stocks or fake drugs? I don't get 4 SPAMs a second into my own mailbox... more like between 10 and 100 per hour totaling only around 200-500 per day:-) We put up some black lists to refuse connects from blacklisted sites and networks. SPAM went down significantly but the phone too started ringing with complaints that people could not send us mail... We've opened it a wee bit to keep them happy but the SPAM seems just as bad a before.. Quoting john stockdale <j.sto@xxxxxxxxxxx>: > Edward, that probably explains why my emails to you (about the bike fitting > page at bsn not being functional) were not answered!! 4 spams/sec is a I need to turn it back on.. > lot of stuff to sort through! > ============================ I delete it by the page (200 subject lines per page)... I could use positive lists (like Richard) but then I'd hear complaints from my customers (a few key accounts seem to like to use silly mail accounts to get around their corporate mailers which sometimes seem to delay mail for up to 2 hours by forwarding everything 5 times around the globe).. -- -- Edward C. Zimmermann, Basis Systeme netzwerk, Munich http://www.nonmonotonic.net ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.