Overview of spam from Ibm.net

9 Jun 1998

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 history

poststotalBI
Total spam since 2 May 199729203 67.25
Peak spam on 5 May 19971362 24.18
Peak daily spam on 5 May 1997420 8.06(3-day average)
Average daily spam4.320.7 8.06

full history also available

General information about Ibm.net

IBM corporation has a pro-spam policy, as outlined in this letter, excerpted to the net in netnews article "ALL IS LOST SPAMMED BY IBM CORPORATE". In short, IBM favors "opt-out" spamming and suggests that users who don't like it learn to use filters.

1 Dec 1997 IBM email spam seems to be reduced, although is is a subjective judgement. IBM admins now respond in person in some circumstances.

26 Sept 1997 IBM started to take a more aggressive stance against spam in September, as reflected in the overall site statistics.

16 Sept 1997: Most ads are for "spankovision.com"

25 June 1997: The Woodside Literary Agency (aka Photo Phoenix International) fraud is now being posted from IBM. Readers are reminded that Woodside/Phoenix is a known fraud. See Jane Hitchcock's story

9 June 1997: IBM is now hosting LibidoX


To report spam, contact abuse@ibm.net

A complete history may also be available.

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