Stephen Gran on 4 Apr 2006 22:18:49 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Verizon & spam blocking

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 03:08:23PM -0400, Doug Crompton said:
> 99% of spam and junk mail comes from offshore. Here I blocked all offshore
> IP's that offend and it dropped my spam to nil. Since I do my own mail and
> I don't care about anything offshore it has not been a problem. Perhpas if
> more organizations did block them it would force the offending countries
> to clean up their act.

As others have noted, most of the world's spam comes from the US.
Having recently moved to the UK, I am amused at how much of the spam
tries on my MX still comes rom comcast, verizon and road-runner
netblocks.  In fact, I could cut most of my direct to MX spam by
blocking the US completely.  I would lose some traffic I want (Debian
lists and PLUG among them), but if we're throwing the baby out with the
bathwater, I guess it all works out in the end.
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