Overview of spam from Geocities.com

15 Feb 2006

Note: Automated spam monitoring stopped several years ago. These web pages are maintained for historical reasons. Some may be updated from time to time as news about the individual sites becomes available.

No spam today

Overview of last 14 reports

datepoststotalBI
11 Sep 2000 2411512588.04full headers
23 Jul 2000 116642265.45full headers
07 Jul 2000 78434175.93full headers
23 Jun 2000 157746320.55full headers
19 May 2000 71267121.33
05 May 2000 3818476.32
28 Apr 2000 44294105.48
21 Apr 2000 47286106.31
07 Apr 2000 57457157.09
14 Mar 2000 240976462.14
25 Feb 2000 2361162503.00
24 Jan 2000 139232.75
19 Jan 2000 1712945.18
14 Jan 2000 148332.38

Overview of history

poststotalBI
Total spam since 18 Oct 199918649700 3894.44
Peak spam on 11 Sep 20002411512 588.04
Peak daily spam on 20 Oct 199988120 96.31(2-day average)
Average daily spam5.628.9 11.63

full history also available

General information about Geocities.com

Added 25 June 1998. This report covers spam advertising web sites hosted by Geocities. Often, there is nothing in the header that points to Geocities. Investigators will need to check message bodies to confirm the spam.

15 Oct 1999 -- "Iani" spammer has moved to Geocities. See sample spam below.

24 Sept 1998 -- Tom Gartman is still on Geocities.

10 Aug 1998 -- Tom Gartman is now advertising a web page hosted by Geocities. See the first sample spam, below.

Sample spams are shown here:

Path: denver-news-feed1.bbnplanet.com!su-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com! cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!news.gtei.net!news.maxwell.syr.edu! newsfeeds.belnet.be!news.belnet.be!colt.net!Pollux.Teleglobe.net! server-b.cs.interbusiness.it!news.tin.it!not-for-mail From: madQ <madq968@djeksta.comNOSPAM> Newsgroups: sci.materials.ceramics Subject: Download Ia.n.i.!!! It's free! Date: 15 Oct 1999 19:18:13 GMT Organization: madQ Lines: 4 Message-ID: <7u7ull$sk$844@nslave1.tin.it> NNTP-Posting-Host: 212.216.13.197 X-Newsreader: madQ Download Ia.n.i. RemoteControlSystem 1.2 beta. It's free!!! New site: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Chip/5989/

To report spam, contact abuse@Geocities.com

A complete history may also be available.

General notes:

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