And in the UK......
Fantastic news, that we are not the perpetrators, but only the victims!
India has cemented its position as the world's biggest fire hose of spam email, according to new figures. Hacked computers in the republic working on behalf of crooks spewed more than one in ten of the globe's spam mails in the last quarter, reported web security firm Sophos. India is home to 5.3 per cent of the world’s …
"India? I don't think I've *ever* had a spam from India"
I get an endless stream of spam attempts from India, seemingly all of them to addresses that have never existed: it appears someone out there is still buying those lists of "double opt-in and verified" addresses, astonishingly. It's pretty much consistently at the top of the list of countries trying to spam me, but very few of them if any are actually successful.
> I don't think I've *ever* had a spam from India
Do you want some of mine? They've been very prevalent lately.
Very few spams get through to me these days, but my filters really aren't helped by the clueless fuckwits who insist on terminating their SPF records with "+all". For the uninitiated, that means "yes, absolutely everyone is explicitly authorised to send mail on behalf of my domain".
 Yes, I know SPF isn't anti-spam. But my Spamassassin rules consider SPF authentication to be fairly indicative of hammy mail...
> Or those who use softfail in their SPF entries
SOFTFAIL is perfectly acceptable - it's easy to get something wrong the first time you try it.
You can use that in SA filters if you think that's a good idea.
But hard authorisation - that shouldn't be a reason to score a mail as spammy. +all is a disaster..
I'd like to see it removed from the standard, TBH. I can see no legitimate reason for it. Orthogonality be buggered.
www.ProjectHoneyPot.org also list India as the top offender recently, however the ranking of the rest is quite different.
Top Spam Server Countries (last 30 days)
#1 [India] India (27.3%)
#2 [Saudi Arabia] Saudi Arabia (7.1%)
#3 [Vietnam] Vietnam (6.9%)
#4 [Peru] Peru (5.8%)
#5 [Brazil] Brazil (4.6%)
#6 [China] China (4.2%)
#7 [Kazakhstan] Kazakhstan (4.2%)
#8 [Turkey] Turkey (3.0%)
#9 [South Korea] South Korea (2.5%)
#10 [United States] United States (2.3%)
#11 [Romania] Romania (2.1%)
#12 [Russia] Russia (2.0%)
#13 [Pakistan] Pakistan (2.0%)
#14 [Great Britain] Great Britain (1.7%)
#15 [Colombia] Colombia (1.5%)
#16 [Argentina] Argentina (1.5%)
#17 [Mexico] Mexico (1.4%)
#18 [Italy] Italy (1.3%)
#19 [Poland] Poland (1.3%)
#20 [Germany] Germany (1.3%)
#21 [Taiwan] Taiwan (1.1%)
#22 [Iran] Iran (1.1%)
#23 [Spain] Spain (0.9%)
#24 [Chile] Chile (0.9%)
#25 [Morocco] Morocco (0.9%)
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