Overview of spam from Xoom.com
1 Jun 1999
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
Overview of last 14 reports
Overview of history
|Total spam since 29 Oct 1999||1066||3710
|Peak spam on 9 Dec 1999||335||373
|Peak daily spam on 9 Dec 1999||111||124
|Average daily spam||3.3||11.3
full history also available
General information about Xoom.com
Spam report includes spams advertising web pages hosted by Xoom.
This may not be obvious from examining the headers.
Xoom seems to have a good anti-spam policy.
Typical spam follows:
From: "Marcos Hernandez" <email@example.com>
Subject: COOL SITE
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 16:50:51 -0300
Organization: SatLink, Argentina
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2014.211
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.00.2014.211
hehehe look this site
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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