[svlug] Probable spamhaus domain: apotmail.com

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Sun Jun 5 18:02:21 PDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Ron Guerin <ron at vnetworx.net> wrote:

> Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Bill Ward (bill at wards.net):
> >
> >> Another big use of accounts like this is to slurp up content for putting
> ads
> >> next to on the web.
> >
> > That's another possibility, thanks.  And I should add, when I say
> > 'patterns', I mean more than just the one or two things I mentioned, but
> > I'd rather not detail all of the signs involved on an open mailing list.
> >
> > Anyway, zeusmail.org seems to be the oldest of the domains being used
> > exclusively for such purposes, so you can find the most speculation on
> > the Internet about it.  apotmail.com appears to be brand-new.
> I wasn't aware of this at all until you mentioned it, and found a few
> zeusmail.org subscribers in lists over here.  I passed it along as well.
>  Thanks for bringing it up.
> Another mailing list I was on recently discovered its content being posted
on answerpot.com, and we found some zeusmail.org addresses on the roster
which were apparently to blame. We removed those users and asked the
answerpot site to remove the content, which they did.

Given the similarity in names between apotmail and answerpot, I think we're
dealing with the same people here.
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