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
|11 Sep 2000||506||1530||814.12||full headers|
|23 Jul 2000||308||786||430.39||full headers|
|07 Jul 2000||312||1069||523.76||full headers|
|23 Jun 2000||230||835||398.26||full headers|
|09 Jun 2000||2183||2763||2347.55|
|19 May 2000||77||353||154.99|
|05 May 2000||52||190||90.38|
|28 Apr 2000||88||184||113.98|
|21 Apr 2000||52||220||101.13|
|07 Apr 2000||618||2064||1008.85|
|14 Mar 2000||330||992||541.67|
|25 Feb 2000||1090||4203||2073.84|
|26 Jan 2000||52||177||94.13|
|24 Jan 2000||98||531||217.86|
|Total spam since 18 Oct 1999||9905||54483||20929.15|
|Peak spam on 9 Dec 1999||955||11106||3241.57|
|Peak daily spam on 9 Dec 1999||318||3702||1080.52||(3-day average)|
|Average daily spam||30.0||165.4||63.48|
full history also available
Psi.net is primarily a bandwidth and POP provider for other ISPs.
PSI is a rogue network provider. They are known to write pink contracts, which are contracts with spammers which expressly permit the customer to spam. PSI is known to forward spam complaints directly to the spammer.
Psi is the service provider to Benchmark Supply, a persistent email spammer.
PSI has its own dial-up ISP business under the name Interramp.com.
PSI now requests that spam complaints be done via an online web page at http://www.support.psinet.com/PSIabusetik
PSI is known to send out their own spam advertising their services. See netnews articles PSI Spams Interic Contacts and PSI now spamming its own services
PSI has a pro-spam policy for web sites which it hosts, provided that the spamming is done from throw-away accounts on other providers. PSI also has a pro-spam policy for its bandwidth and POP customers. Psi's anti-spam policy for its own dialups and dialup customers seems to be very good, although not consistently enforced.
As of Sept, 1998, PSI was responding to complaints with a notice that the offending account has been disabled. These notices are form letters and complete fabrications. See netnews thread pop4mail LARTed
PSI also hosted persistant porn spammer Tom Gartman.
This report includes spam originating from Psi news servers and spam advertising Psi-hosted web sites:
PSI, like many major service providers, exerts the absolute minimum effort required to stay off the Realtime Black List and avoid the Usenet Death Penalty. PSI allows spam problems to get worse and worse until the usenet community takes some sort of action. They then institute whatever measures are required to avoid the RBL or UDP. Sometimes this consists of simply promising to do something about the problem.
Psi's spam policy may be found at: http://www.psi.net/csg/netabuse.html. For additional background, see http://www.psi.net/news/pr/97/nospam.html.
Psi requests that:
If you are writing concerning a violation of our Policy, please forward the full text of any offending message, including all headers containing timestamps and IP adresses, together with your full name and telephone number. Please follow acceptable norms of conduct in bringing net-abuse issues to our attention. "Spamming" PSINet by sending multiple complaints to e-mail addresses other than "firstname.lastname@example.org," for example, is both disruptive and self-defeating, as it impedes our ability to respond quickly to complaints. The volume of e-mail we receive precludes an individual response to every complaint. Please be assured that we will investigate your complaint and take appropriate action in accordance with our Policy.
PSINet, Inc PSI-NET-DOM 510 Huntmar Park Drive Herndon, VA 22070 USA Domain Name: PSI.NET Administrative Contact: Administration, PSINet Domain psinet-domain-admin@PSI.COM (703) 904-4100 (FAX) 610-825-8616 Technical Contact, Zone Contact: Network Information and Support Center email@example.com (518) 283-8860 Billing Contact: Andrews, Ken domain-fee-contact@PSI.COM 703-904-4100 Record last updated on 04-Nov-96. Record created on 07-Mar-89. Database last updated on 3-Sep-97 04:53:18 EDT. Domain servers in listed order: NS.PSI.NET 220.127.116.11 NS2.PSI.NET 18.104.22.168 NS5.PSI.NET 22.214.171.124
To report spam, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete history may also be available.
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