The very good anti-virus software got a little better with version 8. But the free version (which made it so popular) is not yet available. For now, you’ll have to stick to the excellent v7.5.
Visibly, in 2008, scammers and spammers start early: The sheer number of emailed wish cards seems to have increased to very high levels. Only one advice: If you receive a “best wishes” electronic card from somebody that you don’t know, don’t even spend time (and computer security) checking it. It’s most probably a mean to… Read More
In 1998, Nick Philip created an art installation willing to show the real volume of SPAM. An email address on nowhere.com forwards all SPAM it receives to fax machines that print it all.
It is well known that the human brain has pattern matching capabilities much further advanced than those of the best equivalent software programs. This explains that failure rates of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program may be as high as 1% (or even 2%) of errors, which is requiring later human proof-reading to ensure a reasonable… Read More
You certainly noticed in the flood of SPAMs that is probably arriving in your mailbox as in mine, that many of them are promoting stock exchange securities -that you usually do not know about. This is generally part of an elaborate (but old) scam known as ‘pump and dump‘. It consists in buying shares of… Read More
For once, a scammer let us smile (though against his will). Let’s smile. Today, it is the 419 scammers that have been baited by an Internet user who decided to have fun with them and convinced them that he would give a lot of money to people who would recreate famous scenes from movies or… Read More
As you certainly noticed, we changed significantly the look-and-feel of our web site. The plastic surgeon used its scalpel to give a new face to the web site: reduce the size of the pages (faster downloads for you), improve readability (the white background increases the contrast), come back to a more sober graphic design (only… Read More
As a matter of fact, the holiday season seems to be a season of SPAM. This web site is receiving again a large amount of comment SPAM. I guess that the spammers are hoping to catch bloggers while they are distracted by more family matters. Thanks to Akismet for catching all that. I only have… Read More
When a good idea appears in the Internet space, it attracts people, a lot of idle people and a lot of marketing people. Of course, with marketing comes its shameful brother: SPAM. This is exactly what is happening right now on MySpace, the virtual social network where teens have been spreading and sharing for months… Read More
Yes! It has already been 10 years since the inception of SpamAnti.net. It started on Compuserve then migrated to various hosting solutions. The name changed several times (from Spam Anti to Spam.Anti to SpamAnti! to SpamAnti.net), but I kept the same will to find easy practical solutions to the permanent flooding of our mail boxes… Read More
The marketing company e360insight sued SpamHaus for wrongly listing it as a spammer. But we just heard that SpamHaus lost and will have to pay a record 12 million dollars fine.
A free software allows you to efficiently filter SPAM out of your mail box. I measured precisely its efficiency.
For the roumazeilles.net domain, I published an SPF-compliant declaration (in the DNS Bind zone file). roumazeilles.net. IN TXT “v=spf1 ip4:188.8.131.52 a mx ptr include:free.fr include:magic.fr -all”
Back from my Summer vacations, a little surprise was waiting for me with more than 20,000 messages stored in the verious mailboxes I use daily. First, I thought that I had been receiving a mere flood of SPAM (I get easily 300 SPAMs a day, so in a period of 10 days it could have… Read More