Overview of spam from Superlink

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 history

poststotalBI
Total spam since 30 Apr 19971073854 634.30
Peak spam on 1 May 1997411599 256.04
Peak daily spam on 1 May 1997411599 256.04
Average daily spam18.4653.8 108.13

full history also available

General information about Superlink

Superlink is a major ISP with a long history of severe spamming. For a while, they were considered rogue and nearly UDP'd.

At one point, Superlink officials informed various netizens that it had no intention of doing anything about spam. Superlink administrative contact is Jerry Wang who has taken pro-spam positions in the past.

Eventually, Superlink agreed to do something about the spam problem, even instituting a Superlink Spam Report web page, which may be used to report spams. In addition, posts from Superlink now contain what appears to be an encoded sender ID in the Sender: header line. These two changes, plus lowered spam counts from Superlink seem to indicate a change in Superlink policies.

Lately however (Sept 1997), spam counts have once again risen to unacceptable levels, with alt.sexual.abuse.recovery being hit especially hard.

Ownership & Contact Info

Whois identifies Superlink as
SuperNet, Inc. SUPERLINK-DOM
   P. O. Box 219
   Milltown, NJ 08850

   Domain Name: SUPERLINK.NET

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Wang, Jerry jerryw@SUPERLINK.NET
      908-828-8988

   Record last updated on 03-Jan-97.
   Record created on 30-Nov-94.
   Database last updated on 3-Sep-97 04:53:18 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   DNS.SUPERLINK.NET            204.97.220.2
   EARTH.SUPERLINK.NET          204.97.220.6

Site history


Cancel Statistics

Statistics provided by Andrew Gierth. Numbers are for the week preceding the date.
31 Aug 1997
55503
8 Sept 1997
246710

To report spam, contact postmaster@superlink.net

A complete history may also be available.

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