Author: R.Cunningham (25 May 05 12:48am)
Since the day I donated MX records, I've noticed a decline in spam attempts.
In January 2005, I was receiving more than 5000 spam attempts per day to "not known" email addresses (email addresses which never existed and email addresses that had to be given up due to overwhelming spam).
In March, shortly after donating the MX records, the spam attempts dropped to below 3000 per day. Yesterday, they dropped below 1000 per day.
As I write this from Arizona with about 2 hours and 20 minutes remaining for the day, today's spam attempts are sitting at 482.
The regular legitimate email has not been affected at all, except that delivery speed has increased.
I think the spammers are slowly discovering that email addresses ending in my domain name are being used as spamtraps and are deleting those addresses from their lists. We all knew it would eventually happen anyway, but it appears to be happening rapidly with my domain. Perhaps it's due in part to my simple anti-spam website (rhetorical question)?
Post Edited (25 May 05 1:22am)