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Challenge/response backscatter is spam in itself

Attention all cPanel users.

https://www.soho-uk.com/whmcs/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=134

http://forums.jaguarpc.com/news-announcements/14285-boxtrapper-challenge-response.html

These posts are about ten years old, yet we still keep receiving boxtrapper spam.

We list it as spam. False accusations about forged sender addresses having sent spam are the only type of spam we list that isn’t Scientific Spam proper. This software (these types of software, including Spam Arrest, misconfigured amavisd-new, etc.) should simply not exist at all.

So much more Scientific Spam!

This might seem like an obvious thing to say, but here goes anyway. It recently occurred to us to look at what are all the target addresses any given Scientific Spammer is hitting on our traps. What started out as a meager collection measuring maybe a few dozen has quickly gone into the several hundreds this way – identifying new LHS in existing SciSpam trap domains and completely new addresses at new domains that are receiving any materials from known senders of SciSpam. 🙂