Keeping track of those rascal spammers.

just me matt at snark.net
Fri May 2 19:25:55 UTC 2003


I've gotten a few emails curious about the MySQL output I sometimes
refer to in posts.

I just finished blowing the dust off a paper I wrote several months
ago, documenting some of the antispam measures I've developed. I added
some info about how I use a database to store historical info. It's
been an invaluable tool not only for presenting clear evidence of
abuse, but for efficiently maintaining access lists, as well.

The paper is at http://www.snark.net/snarkspam.html

It's not the most polished document, as its main purpose was for me to
document the system for myself, but I hope it can provide some hints
or techniques for other folks to deal with the spam problem.

Matt Ghali


On Thu, 1 May 2003, Jeremy T. Bouse wrote:

  Matt,

  	I'm curious as I've seen you spitting out what seems to be
  MySQL query results as records of spam... I'd very much be interrested
  in what you have setup to allow you to do this... I'm using MySQL with
  my IDS but having spam attempts as well would be very helpful...

  	Thanks in advance,
  	Jeremy


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