Getting suddenly a lot of SPAM, see sample....

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Getting suddenly a lot of SPAM, see sample....

Postby Anno_Nüm » Thu May 29, 2014 2:45 am

Usually Spamassasin works OK (just ok, gmail filter is way better) but suddenly I get a lot of similar looking SPAM.

With similar I mean, email domain is usually the spamvertized URL. About 50% of those are *.EU domains.

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Return-Path:    <>
X-Spam-Checker-Version:    SpamAssassin 3.3.1 (2010-03-16) on ****@*************
X-Spam-Flag:    YES
X-Spam-Level:    ***
X-Spam-Status:    Yes, score=3.5 required=3.0 tests=BAYES_99,HTML_MESSAGE, SPF_HELO_PASS,SPF_PASS,T_RP_MATCHES_RCVD autolearn=no version=3.3.1
X-Spam-Report:    * 3.5 BAYES_99 BODY: Bayes spam probability is 99 to 100% * [score: 1.0000] * -0.0 SPF_HELO_PASS SPF: HELO matches SPF record * -0.0 T_RP_MATCHES_RCVD Envelope sender domain matches handover relay * domain * -0.0 SPF_PASS SPF: sender matches SPF record * 0.0 HTML_MESSAGE BODY: HTML included in message
X-Original-To:    ****@*************
Delivered-To:    ****@*************
Received:    from ( []) by ****@************* (Postfix) with ESMTP id 5F0FB5050050 for <****@*************>; Thu, 29 May 2014 00:01:32 -0500 (CDT)
Received:    by (amavisd-new, port 1835) with ESMTP id 00F091AY87; for <****@*************>; Wed, 28 May 2014 22:01:28 -0700
Message-ID:    <>
Subject:    [SPAM 3.5] Homeowners should not ignore this email!
To:    <****@*************>
From:    "Rates" <>
Date:    Wed, 28 May 2014 22:01:28 -0700
Content-Language:    en-us
MIME-Version:    1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding:    8bit
Content-Type:    multipart/alternative; boundary="__________MIMEboundary__________"
X-Spam-Prev-Subject:    Homeowners should not ignore this email!

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I just wonder about the sudden SPAM explosion.... I think I reported about 2-300 the last few days. URLs rarely repeat.

The URLs from the messages that I cleaned up this morning:

They look like all from the same source to me.

A list I from last night. About half of them had no SPAM score (Spamassassin). SPAM over a certain score gets automatically deleted)

It seems that:

• Every domain was registered on that day.
• Every domain is used only once.
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Re: Getting suddenly a lot of SPAM, see sample....

Postby Anno_Nüm » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:58 pm

I fount the issue!

My Linux box runs Spamassasin, that by itself is a rather poor SPAM protection. Then many moons back I installed Postgrey, which then reduced the inbox SPAM by >90%. That's not as good as the google gmail filter, but quite close. Story was, Postgrey stalled and I didn't notice that.

Problem fixed now.
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Re: Getting suddenly a lot of SPAM, see sample....

Postby AlphaCentauri » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:39 pm

Interesting it made so much difference!
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