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Category: Net: Spam

Spam: Nigerian Jerry Duruibe: Day 1

Damn. Just as soon as I get rid of one spammer, another one comes along to take his place. Admittedly, this one isn’t “bulk-spamming” me, but wants to rip me off to the tune of several thousand pounds (and maybe my life) – if the Nigerian 419 spam is anything to go by. Yep, this one is also from Nigeria (even though it’s come from a Romania domain), but this one sounds slightly more convincing and even I had to take a second look at “Jerry Duruibe”‘s email…

Spam: N ENZO & CO

[Removing the Spam : Email Processing and Filtering (Addison-Wesley Networking Basics Series)]
I’m really annoyed as I’ve now had over 600(!) spams from the same idiot. Well, I say ‘had’, they’ve got as far as my mail filters but have then been automatically tagged as spam: but it’s still annoying they got that far. I tried to change my server settings so that they couldn’t even that that far (IP blocking etc), but unfortunately they relayed them through my secondary MX (ie my ‘backup mailserver’) which is now passing them to their proper destination (ie my primary mailserver). Obviously, I can’t block that IP as then all mail that does end up on by secondary MX won’t reach me – so grr. (Ok, a few were directed at my primary MX, but by looks of things it’s mainly my secondary one that’s had the brunt of the spam)

I have installed SpamAssassin on the server, but I’ve still got to correctly configure Qmail to use it (currently I’m relying on MailWasher to do all my spam filtering – mainly because I’ve got a domain which cannot, for historical reasons, that cannot support server-side filtering).