Overview of spam from Worldnet

10 Nov 2005

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 12 reports

11 Sep 2000 115245157.62full headers
09 Jun 2000 4315578.11full headers
19 May 2000 326042.69full headers
21 Apr 2000 265234.50full headers
14 Mar 2000 122345200.79
03 Jan 2000 123582264.82
17 Dec 1999 49245109.57
14 Dec 1999 64290133.95
09 Dec 1999 225733.50
12 Nov 1999 235534.50
01 Nov 1999 3311260.55
20 Oct 1999 3912166.14

Overview of history

Total spam since 20 Oct 19996912319 1216.74
Peak spam on 3 Jan 2000123582 264.82
Peak daily spam on 17 Dec 19991681 36.52(3-day average)
Average daily spam2.06.7 3.53

full history also available

General information about Worldnet

Worldnet is AT&T WorldNet Service. Worldnet has a history of being slow to respond to complaints, and of lacking the technical skill to deal with problems. Lately, Worldnet has begun to take a serious look at doing something about the spam problem. I have even received a response from a live human.

Worldnet seems to have finally gotten a handle on their email spam problems, but netnews spam continues unabated.

Worldnet, like many major service providers, exerts the absolute minimum effort required to stay off the Realtime Black List and avoid the Usenet Death Penalty. Worldnet allows spam problems to get worse and worse until they are added to the RBL or are threatened with UDP. 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.

A copy of the Worldnet Terms Of Service may be found at http://www.att.net/care/terms/

Ownership & Contact Info

Whois identifies worldnet.att.net as
AT&T EasyLink Services ATT2-DOM
   400 Interpace Pkwy
   Room B3C25
   Parsippany, NJ 07054-1113

   Domain Name: ATT.NET

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Global Network Management Center hostmaster@ATTMAIL.COM

   Record last updated on 05-Mar-97.
   Record created on 13-Dec-93.
   Database last updated on 8-Sep-97 04:37:06 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:


Site history

Cancel Statistics

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

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