Great Spam News

Are you getting less spam? A big spam host in CA was taken offline on Tuesday. One good source for the story is here , since Brian Krebs (the WP columnist) was one of guys responsible. The ‘co-location’ (a big web site hosting firm) looks to be responsible for up to 80% of the world’s spam, along with hosting other offensive sites (child pornography, etc).

As of Tuesday, their connection to the Internet was cut off.

As a result, the volume of spam being pumped out by all of those infected computers has gone down by 60% or more. At my office, we usually get about 800,000 messages a day; we block 92%+ as spam. Over the last 24 hours, that incoming volume has been reduced to about 250,000. Others are reporting the same reduction. (More details on Brian Kreb’s blog here:

It will be interesting to see how long this reduction lasts.

In the meantime, working on another web site project, some updating of existing sites, and the other usual stuff.

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