Overview of spam from Hkstar.com
8 May 1997
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
No spam today
Overview of history
|Total spam since 30 Apr 1997||564||4799
|Peak spam on 5 May 1997||209||1971
|Peak daily spam on 1 May 1997||153||1224
|Average daily spam||94.2||811.4
full history also available
General information about Hkstar.com
Hkstar is an internet service provider based in Hong Kong. Hkstar has
been allowing spam to be posted from their site for many months.
To report spam, contact email@example.com
A complete history may also be available.
- Only a small subset of usenet (261 groups) was sampled. Only
articles that hadn't been cancelled yet were counted. Actual
spam may have been much greater.
- Heuristics that detect single-posted articles are, by their very
nature, somewhat shaky. Innocent articles may be tagged as spam
because they share certain characteristics or keywords with
actual spam. In particular, a posted spam complaint that includes
the spam in its entirety will very often be identified as spam.
- Some posts may be forgeries intended to look like they came
- The first entry in the history file is not used to compute peak
or average spam counts, as this entry covers an unknown number of days.
This may cause an apparent disreprency between spam totals and spam
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