No more spam

Yay! I received a _lot_ of spam on my hoysater.net domain and I’ve tried lots of different attack angles against the spam. My mom on her 56k modem struggled when she popped the mail account, not fun to watch the counter reading ‘downloading 3 of 754’ unread mails. I’ve tried server based mail washers, whitelists, blacklists, blacklist services, dictionaries but none of them have solved the problem entirely.

A few days ago I talked with someone who recomended Google Apps, I researched a bit and dived into it. Now I have changed my MX records to Google’s and activated mail hosting. Google’s spamfilter is working very well and now all of my family have 2.8GB, and still counting upwards, mailboxes. The calendar is pretty fun too.

I wish we soon can organize mailservices a bit better than now, too many open relays, bad configured mailservers out there. And those who have proper configured mailservers, well – many of those are spammers…

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

1 Response

  1. Gunady says:

    Lucky me, I have never experienced such a nightmare with spams. I have an assumption though; by and large, the internet user in third world country are not exposed to such a threat because they tend to communicate (via email) with friends othen than US or Europe, where spam becaome quite an issue.

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