Overview of spam from Uswest.net

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 last 14 reports

11 Sep 2000 273828431.66full headers
23 Jul 2000 4714574.03full headers
07 Jul 2000 74997265.90full headers
23 Jun 2000 1051366372.30full headers
09 Jun 2000 2082895765.38
19 May 2000 3120272.23
28 Apr 2000 1110932.95
07 Apr 2000 83503199.47
14 Mar 2000 3161696718.16
25 Feb 2000 3621176.72
24 Jan 2000 87443196.06
14 Jan 2000 2433182.82
07 Jan 2000 1211737.43
04 Jan 2000 3131098.03

Overview of history

Total spam since 29 Oct 1999309429322 9101.54
Peak spam on 3 Jan 2000153417490 5153.80
Peak daily spam on 3 Jan 200043499 147.25(35-day average)
Average daily spam9.692.2 28.55

full history also available

General information about Uswest.net

USWest seems to have an excellent anti-spam policy. However, for some reason, they continue to host Matt Middleton.

Site history

NetNews Feeds

USWest receives netnews feeds from the following sites that I know of:

Sample Spam

The following spam was heavily obfuscated. The message starts with random phrases probably culled from other netnews articles. The actual body of the message was mime-encoded (this has been translated.)

Spam advertises a web site at 3485631137, which translates to -- aka "Sneeky Peeks"; hosted by bctel.net.

Path: su-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!news.gtei.net!logbridge.uoregon.edu! news-out.uswest.net!news.uswest.net!not-for-mail Mime-Version: 1.0 Newsgroups: alt.binaries.nude.celebrities Organization: iwwylyzr337om Subject: Erotic photo of amateur female From: Aushanique <aushanique@cs.umd.edu> Message-Id: <rt80tn.c04.41257@qtowpdsnno.com> Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----------=_936651289-19210-7" Lines: 61 Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 18:11:03 GMT NNTP-Posting-Host: X-Trace: news.uswest.net 936651285 (Mon, 06 Sep 1999 15:54:45 CDT) NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 15:54:45 CDT This is a multi-part message in MIME format... ------------=_936651289-19210-7 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Length: 793 political mudslinging. to build for yourself using new parts. A so-called Natural Trumpet is o In general, avoid meta-discussions about soc.culture.german. Copyright 1997, all rights reserved. You can unlatch this mechanism yourself by opening the RS-232 posting an article. If you are looking for an occasional babysitter in be part of the regular Posting Team. Disposable diapers, especially the waist/hip area where the plastic is offer IRC connections. is a remake of Manfred Mann's song. (See also the Police's remake.) Good luck. can be partitioned systematically into a 6x6x6 "cube" to implement what on having plain .plan files. Alan Hutchinson, "Algorithmic Learning", Oxford University Press, done if it is translated as "starter sponge" or something like. ------------=_936651289-19210-7 Content-Type: text/html Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Length: 1705 <!-- idf3scczz1ivxhhvh8zkfn6rfnjp6tfo6vsz74y76h23yjzfsyz8l6z1ujq1c6pi2ihanghtxjxv3wavva4gh3icm9dzf3hilzs8f91dty8wvjsqu --> <!-- 7b0pony1me43wp3oxjyzwrx4otogjidruehi1gjnuorrdugbeeaa68fu13bllpdf3ux4ahr55jwjeduss52ydhsfl416temw8k0i1so7ckqqykjqqmo34hjplkvezib82br34fbg0 --> <body atag="#1vi" onLoad="window.open('http://3485631137/')"><!-- 7ymqocddghuz6gk2vkk6 --> <img atag="#n7z97amn6jdie9" src=""> <!-- mijqmy13y2axp1l1eyhvth19235mobeaty0gx2jw4tttuev8dd47v5hx9mjyxy8rx97ubqqgkjafy5ocjsjey1b8nv6luecrokmzbcgwwqbvwz8frrtps5xg1 --> ------------=_936651289-19210-7--

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