axlq Posted October 14, 2004 Share Posted October 14, 2004 I have had brazil.blackholes.us selected as one of my filters for over a year. Yet, every day more and more spam from Brazil slips through. I don't have anything whitelisted except for two personal addresses. The ratio of filtered Brazilian spam to the amount reaching my inbox isn't 1:1 yet, but it's approaching that level. In the last 4 hours alone, the spam from the following IP addresses arrived in my mailbox, all from Brazil: 220.127.116.11 telemar.net.br 18.104.22.168 brasiltelecom.net.br 22.214.171.124 brasiltelecom.net.br 126.96.36.199 telesp.net.br 188.8.131.52 embratel.net.br 184.108.40.206 telemar.net.br 220.127.116.11 telemar.net.br I verified this by moving the spam into the "Held Mail" folder, and then queueing all the held mail for reporting. The analysis showed all of it originated from Brazil, and the mail headers did not indicate that brazil.blackholes.us filtering was taking place. I verified that all of the IP addresses above are included in brazil.blackholes.us. The "leaky filter" draft FAQ at http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1895 was no help; in fact I sense a bit of denial that there might be a problem with the filtering. The user is not to blame in this case. The brazil.blackholes.us filter is clearly selected, and has been for over a year. In the list of available filters, the only ones I have NOT selected are SPEWS level 1, South Korea, and China. Somebody, please look into this. From the slow increase in the ratio of slipped-through Brazilian spam to filtered Brazilian spam, something appears to be breaking slowly. -A Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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