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|11 Sep 2000||75||242||123.53||full headers|
|23 Jul 2000||19||57||30.82||full headers|
|07 Jul 2000||25||113||51.25||full headers|
|23 Jun 2000||26||88||44.82||full headers|
|09 Jun 2000||50||140||75.73|
|05 May 2000||36||102||54.93|
|07 Apr 2000||31||129||52.81|
|25 Feb 2000||49||150||80.96|
|24 Jan 2000||26||62||38.13|
|03 Jan 2000||44||60||49.43|
|14 Dec 1999||29||96||48.02|
|29 Nov 1999||19||60||30.02|
|29 Oct 1999||20||89||39.86|
|22 Oct 1999||18||82||38.34|
|Total spam since 20 Oct 1999||491||1539||796.77|
|Peak spam on 11 Sep 2000||75||242||123.53|
|Peak daily spam on 22 Oct 1999||9||41||19.17||(2-day average)|
|Average daily spam||1.4||4.5||2.33|
full history also available
ASAR stands for alt.sexual.abuse.recovery. This is not a site sending spam, but a newsgroup receiving it. I could not think of a group less appropriate to receive spam (the bulk of which is pornographic) than alt.sexual.abuse.recovery, so I have added it to the watch list.
The regulars in a.s.a.r were vehemently opposed to censorship, to the extent that they asked spam cancellers to stop canceling spam in the group. Within two days, the group was nearly flooded out of existence by porn spam, and many of the group members left. The group has since reconsidered its stance on spam cancelling.
In the past, the worst offenders have been Earthlink, Bell Atlantic, Superlink, Uunet, Ndi, BellSouth, Seidata, Crl, Netzilla and Magg. Most sites have dealt with the problem.
At present, the worst offenders are MCI, ServTech and Comsec
Sample of one day's post during the April 1998 cancel moratorium:
|porn ads from Keyway.net||1|
|porn ads from Tiac.net||1|
|porn ads from Sprynet||6|
|porn ads from MCI||60|
|porn ads from Erinet.com||6|
|porn ads from Ibernet.es||1|
|porn ads from Vianews.com||75|
|porn ads from Cei.net||6|
|porn ads from Servtech.com||3|
|porn ads from Golden.net||1|
|porn ads from Adelphia.net||3|
|MMF from rr.com||1|
|posts asking about the spam||1|
Sample of seven days' posts (14-20 Aug 1997):
|porn ads from UUNet/dnet.net.id||2|
|porn ads from Bell Atlantic||1|
|porn ads from supernews||1|
|porn ads from MCI/cdcui.com||1|
|porn ads from swbell.net||1|
|porn ads from net999.com||1|
|posts wondering why there's so much spam||8|
|porn ads from psi.net/escortguide||145|
|porn ads from others||5|
12 June 1997: The ASAR regulars have asked that spam-cancelling stop.
16 June 1997: The ASAR regulars have asked that spam-cancelling resume.
17 June 1997: The primary ASAR spammer seems to have moved from Bellsouth to Vol.it.
17 April 1998: Progress is being made on creating a moderated sexual abuse newsgroup.
There is no contact info for A.S.A.R. Try postmaster
A complete history may also be available.
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