Overview of spam from Hostcomm.net
10 Nov 2005
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
General information about Hostcomm.net
Added 13 Oct 1998. Hostcomm is the service provider and/or partner of
porn spammer Empire Communications
It is believed that Hostcomm is owned by or in partnership with
Empire communications. See netnews article
"Link between poshnet.com and Middleton". In this article, it is
noted that someone at Empire was logged into Poshnet as root, and that
someone at Poshnet was logged into Hostcomm as root. Further,
someone from Empire has been logged into pdxfiber.net.
To report spam, contact one or more of
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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