Overview of spam from Tcn.net
5 Sep 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
General information about Tcn.net
Added 29 Aug 1997 due to porn advertisements in soc.support.abuse.sexual.
Whois indicates that Tcn.net is
TCN Systems Group TCN3-DOM
33 Harbour Square
Domain Name: TCN.NET
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Leslie, Ted tleslie@TITAN.TCN.NET
Record last updated on 17-Dec-96.
Record created on 09-Dec-94.
Database last updated on 29-Aug-97 04:40:56 EDT.
Domain servers in listed order:
Statistics provided by Andrew Gierth. Numbers are for the week
preceding the date.
- 31 Aug 1997
To report spam, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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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