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Real-time Spam Map

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the now-thats-a-cool-idea dept.

Spam 230

iggychaos writes "Mailinator, the free, temporary email service gets a lot of spam (over a million emails a day). And with another cool application of Google maps, the site now shows a Spam Map indicating what sites are spamming mailinator in (nearly) real time. It's oddly addictive to poke around and see where the spam is actually coming from."

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Warning (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565711)

Just above the map it says: Warning! Some subjects might have pottywords in them! Click the map at your own risk

I wonder what does it mean ? :p

Re:Warning (1)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565757)

Just above the map it says: Warning! Some subjects might have pottywords in them! Click the map at your own risk
I wonder what does it mean ?

It means that people who are offended by certain combinations of the latin alphabet may not want to click on the subjects. I personally think anyone that's unable to cope with seeing certain combinations of the latin alphabet probably aren't mature enough to be surfing the web, myself.

Re:Warning (5, Funny)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565774)

I personally think anyone that's unable to cope with seeing certain combinations of the latin alphabet probably aren't mature enough to be surfing the web, myself.

Yeah, fuck them. :)

Re:Warning (1)

Nikademus (631739) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565819)

He, that's cool, China doesn't send any spam...

No Australian spammers! (4, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565712)

We're too busy spamming mailinator.com.au e-mail addresses.

Re:No Australian spammers! (-1, Offtopic)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565864)

Though this is off topic, whenever I look at a Google Maps map of the world I'm always reminded of how distorted 2D maps actually are. For example, Greenland is actually quite a bit smaller than Australia (in fact, less than a third of the size). The actual country sizes [wisegeek.com] definitely puts things into a better perspective than the 2D google maps.

Re:No Australian spammers! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565928)

Yes, well done. You've spoted a problem with the Mercator projection that was recognised hundreds years ago.

Re:No Australian spammers! (0, Offtopic)

lanswitch (705539) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565973)

i would love to spote a problem, but i do not konw how.

Re:No Australian spammers! (1, Interesting)

baadger (764884) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565996)

Can't a 2D map be distorted in such a way as to correct for this?

If so why the hell isn't it.

Re:No Australian spammers! (1)

baadger (764884) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566035)

:| Well the answer to my question is obviously 'yes'.

What I mean is, most atlases use a better representation where sizes are maintained. Why does Google maps not use like other atlases?

Re:No Australian spammers! (1)

AndersOSU (873247) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566037)

Yeah it can, sort of, but you end up putting so many slices in that you end up distorting it a different way, by inserting discontinuities.

Re:No Australian spammers! (1)

larkost (79011) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566038)

You will always have distortions in a 2D map. Some maps are better than others for certain purposes. The common Mercator projection does a good job of showing all but the northernmost sections of the northern hemisphere reasonably well (so everything is close to correct proportions in that part of the world). But it does a lousy job with the southern hemisphere.

You always have to pick what disorients you are going to have. For historical reasons the most common map happens to be the Mercator one.

Re:No Australian spammers! (0, Redundant)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566045)

Hey, it's the Mercator cylindrical projection... Don't blame it on Google.

FS (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565715)

First Spam!

not slashdot (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565722)

slashdot wouldnt let me register an account with mailinator.com. what are you afriad of?

Re:not slashdot (1)

Krunch (704330) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565775)

What's the point of using mailinator to register if you can post without registering ?

Re:not slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565923)

Ironic, from a registered user.

Re:not slashdot (2, Informative)

filenabber (628550) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565843)

Use one of mailinator's alternate domains! [mailinator.com]

Australia is spam free (5, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565725)

although that isn't because we're more moral then the rest of the world. It's because we've yet to discover electricity.

Re:Australia is spam free (1)

bryan986 (833912) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565759)

but you still manage to spam slashdot, the first two posts no less

Middle of the Atlantic? (4, Interesting)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565728)

I see one spam message from "The Middle of the Atlantic". Damn those spam sending cruise ships! On the other hand, it's perhaps the first spam message that I'm disappointed that I can't read the body of the message.

Scientologist's Sea Org (5, Funny)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565741)

That's verbal tech. You're downstat. Report for auditing.

Re:Middle of the Atlantic? (1)

Quince alPillan (677281) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565944)

If you click on the balloon, you can see what the message says. i.e.
Subject: Send money. I had a few beers, then....this.
IP Address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Location: too.much.beer.com
Location: Middle of the Atlantic
Emails: Lots

So evidently there's a lot of people (or one very vocal person) that is being held for ransom in the middle of the ocean after getting wasted one night. Doesn't this happen to everyone at least once in their lives?

Hey! It's Steve Jobs!! (3, Insightful)

moehoward (668736) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565732)


Looks like they count iTunes New Music Tuesday newsletter as spam.

Does this mean we sign up Steve for a bunch of catalogs and junk mail to be sent to his home address?

And why do almost all of the points on the map say 100 Emails received? Seems odd.

I think this is not exactly what it's cracked up to be.

Re:Hey! It's Steve Jobs!! (2, Informative)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565779)

From TFA: Spam counts are rounded to the nearest hundred

There's more, but I'll let you read it yourself.

Re:Hey! It's Steve Jobs!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565804)

Everything is rounded to the nearest hundred.

Re:Hey! It's Steve Jobs!! (1)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565890)

Also there are authentic "Please activate your email address" from Yahoo. At least the dns address and ip address seem authentic. Apparently lots of people don't trust Yahoo with their real emails.

Is it any coincidence...? (1, Funny)

scorp1us (235526) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565735)

That the majority places shown also have the highest STD rates on the country?

Re:Is it any coincidence...? (2, Funny)

MirrororriM (801308) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565771)

That the majority places shown also have the highest STD rates on the country?

Well what else are you going to do when you're sending out spam and surrounded by \/1AGR4?

Re:Is it any coincidence...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565781)

That the majority places shown also have the highest STD rates on the country?

You mean like Cleveland? Wow.

Turkey (4, Funny)

Democritus2 (553661) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565743)

You see the spam coming out of turkey? "Enough with the Thanksgiving Jokes already" or something like that-- pretty funny

Re:Turkey (1)

Stunning Tard (653417) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565813)

There seem to be a lot of jokes on there. It must be by the mailinator staff. Subject: Um, the brochure said it was GREEN here IP address: 1.2.3.4 DNS Name: greenland.aintgreen.com Location: Greenland Emails: lots (Pin in middle of Greenland) Subject: Mom, a funny thing happened on the way to the store IP address: 1.2.3.4 DNS Name: helpme.ocean.com Location: Middle of the ocean Emails: lots (pin somewhere in the Pacific) Then this one Subject: Send beer (or something like that) IP address: 1.2.3.4 location: Middle of the Atlantic Emails: lots (pin somewhere int he Atlantic)

Re:Turkey (2, Insightful)

filenabber (628550) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565885)

As the writer of the mapcode, I can confirm...yes, tehre are a few random funny ones thrown in there for giggles. brian

Duplicate post but with CRLFs (3, Funny)

Stunning Tard (653417) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565886)

Ugh! Formatting! *slaps forehead*

There seem to be a lot of jokes on there. It must be by the mailinator staff.

Subject: Um, the brochure said it was GREEN here
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: greenland.aintgreen.com
Location: Greenland
Emails: lots
(Pin in middle of Greenland)

Subject: Mom, a funny thing happened on the way to the store
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: helpme.ocean.com
Location: Middle of the ocean
Emails: lots
(pin somewhere in the Pacific)

Then this one
Subject: Send money. I had a few beers then...this
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: too.much.beer.com
Location: Middle of the Atlantic
Emails: lots
(pin somewhere int he Atlantic)

So how long unitl the Spammers... (1)

Zemplar (764598) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565753)

...simply block the mailinator.com domain? Or websites refuse to take email addresses from that domain?

Otherwise, a good idea.

Re:So how long unitl the Spammers... (1)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565786)

It's already happening here at slashdot.

Far east spammers do not care at all (2, Interesting)

Ilgaz (86384) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565874)

I am a spamcop user and for 3 months I noticed some stuff.

1) The legit businesses, e.g. Real.com, Allume.com or any company with a valid record does NOT spam. Its basically a lie.

2)Far East ISP's, especially China,Taiwan are kind of "allowing" zombied machines.

Not paranoia at all. A much more valid, checked realtime spam stats is at:
http://www.spamcop.net/spamstats.shtml [spamcop.net]

As a spamcop mail customer one thing bugs me is. People, especially newbies learned that service and they use bogus spamcop.net addresses when they sign up a legit service like product updates from Allume Systems (Stuffit etc). Result: As a customer of them I can't use my IMAP mail and have to use Yahoo.com as spamcop is simply rejected.

Re:So how long unitl the Spammers... (1)

It doesn't come easy (695416) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565958)

There's no issue created if a spammer sends unanswered spam to Mailinator. Same amout of work, same net results. That's why spam is a problem. Same price to the spammer (essentially) for 1 email or 10,000,000 emails. Now if it cost some small amount (say, a penny) for every email sent, most spam would disappear in a day...

Re:So how long unitl the Spammers... (1)

jim_v2000 (818799) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565993)

So how long until Spammers simply block the mailinator.com domain? Or websites refuse to take email addresses from that domain?

I don't see a reason why they would...

"Oh no, that mean mailinator site put up a map of our spams!!!!"

Not the source of spam (5, Insightful)

Underholdning (758194) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565758)

More likely, this is a map of open relays and zombies.

Re:Not the source of spam (4, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565883)

No, it's a map of NT 4.0 and Windows 98 sys...
Never mind.

Re:Not the source of spam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565952)

Who are a source of spam..

Re:Not the source of spam (2, Insightful)

MemeRot (80975) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566039)

When I looked I only saw two zombies, one on mindspring, one on adelphia. I feel real sorry for the guy having this sent from his mindspring account:

Subject: MSOOT ILEELGAL Ch!ld P0rn0 SITEES IN NET
IP address: 69.81.140.120
DNS Name: user-12l333o.cable.mindspring.com
Location: Mansfield, OH, US
Emails: 100

This is your chance (5, Funny)

Tribbin (565963) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565765)

This is your chance to put your village on the map.

Greenland? The hell? (2, Funny)

PurpleBob (63566) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565773)

I think someone's having a bit of fun with the map. I got a spot smack in the middle of Greenland, with this message:

Subject: Um, the brochure said it was GREEN here
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: greenland.aintgreen.com
Location: Greenland
Emails: lots

Re:Greenland? The hell? (1)

Billy the Impaler (886238) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565860)

I think someone's having a lot of fun with the map.

Subject: Ok, we admit it. It was all a scam.

Sorry.

IP address: 1.2.3.4

DNS Name: scammers.nigeria.com

Location: Nigeria

Emails: lots

Re:Greenland? The hell? (1)

borawjm (747876) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565905)

Well, many of the reported spam sites on the map only show 100 emails sent. I don't think it'd be that hard to send more than a 100 emails to a mailinator account (or several mailinator accounts).

Aha! (1)

3CRanch (804861) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565777)

So THAT is where Cowboy Neal lives!

Purpose (3, Interesting)

mudbogger (668451) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565780)

"You know if you give it, you're gambling with your privacy. On the other hand, you do want at least one message from that person. The answer is to give them a mailinator address." --from the website

Isn't that gambling with your privacy as well though, to store the email you want to receive in an inbox that anybody can access? Other than that it's a pretty cool site/idea; however, I think a lot of people have email accounts already that they dedicate to web usage.

Re:Purpose (2, Informative)

xtracto (837672) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565878)

Dunno but I have found it very useful, you may want to try www.dodgeit.com

It even has an RSS feed of the mailbox. This kind of recyclable mailboxes are useful for signing up on Torrent, Ed2k and other distribution sites.

Re:Purpose (1)

Gorath99 (746654) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565920)

Isn't that gambling with your privacy as well though, to store the email you want to receive in an inbox that anybody can access?

Only if you choose an account name that is easier to guess than a username/password combination. E.g. "drunkduckboot123" is just as safe as username "drunkduck" with password "boot123". (Not taking mechanisms into account that block the account if too many unsuccessful access attempts have been made.) Also, the mail will automatically be deleted after a few hours.

So just choose accounts like "ahg76nmbhjkdf7i98nbhalkj09nhiuyyuo@mailinator.com " and you'll be safe.

WTF (-1, Offtopic)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565782)

What the fuck is "Potty Word" ? Why in gods name do people have to resort to this fucking stupid bastard baby talk ? It really pisses me off.

WARNING! WARNING! (2, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565802)

Parent poster may have potty words in his post.

Re:WTF (2, Funny)

GreasyBloater (840895) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565814)

Awwwww... da liddle bitty commander-waander doesn' like da baby-waby talky-walky.

Re:WTF (0, Flamebait)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565869)

Well done you fat knacker, you can fucking read. Clap. Clap. Clap.

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565977)

Who pissed in your cheerios this morning......worning?

Where is New Zealand? (4, Funny)

tetranz (446973) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565793)

According to that map, my country has disappeared off the face of the earth.

Re:Where is New Zealand? (4, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565854)

Meh, it was never that important to begin with :P (Don't mod this down unless you're a kiwi).

Not all that accurate (1, Redundant)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565798)

Subject: Um, the brochure said it was GREEN here
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: greenland.aintgreen.com
Location: Greenland
Emails: lots

Something tells me they need to rethink their algorithm.

Re:Not all that accurate (5, Informative)

filenabber (628550) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565904)

We threw in a couple joke locations just for fun. The algorithm is sound.

Re:Not all that accurate (1)

Qaa (53417) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565925)

You mean this is not real?

Subject: Ok, we admit it. It was all a scam. Sorry.
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: scammers.nigeria.com
Location: Nigeria
Emails: lots

Re:Not all that accurate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565961)

Something tells me that you need to rethink your joke detector algorithim.

Wow... no FL? (3, Interesting)

Alizarin Erythrosin (457981) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565812)

I'm surprised. Most spammer businesses seem to be based out of Boca Raton, FL (a fact that makes me pissed off, being a Floridian). No little pips in FL... yet. I guess I should wait a few days.

Either that or they still use open relays (or even zombie computers at this point), so they won't show up.

Re:Wow... no FL? (2, Insightful)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565902)

Most spammer businesses seem to be based out of Boca Raton, FL

The businesses themselves might be, but the hordes of trojaned or rented computers circle the globe. This service is merely tracing the source IP and mapping that.

Personally I think it's pretty craptacular. I was expecting something like colour coding of each country per the current volume of spam emanating from them, perhaps zoomable to political subdivisions (state, etc). Some lamely coded pushpins doesn't really provide a lot of info.

Re:Wow... no FL? (2, Informative)

filenabber (628550) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566050)

I have been playing with it for about a week and Florida shows up now and then. By far most spam for Mailinator comes form the NE USA.

Where are the Nigerian 419 spammers? (2, Interesting)

gsasha (550394) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565815)

I don't see anything coming from Africa...

Re:Where are the Nigerian 419 spammers? (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565879)

There was one there briefly.

Subject: We admit it, it was all a scam.

I think some people are having a lot of fun with this system. Want to put your own pin on the map? Just send 100 emails to a mailinator address...

Re:Where are the Nigerian 419 spammers? (2, Funny)

kerch (128510) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565907)

Seen in Nigeria...

Subject: Ok, we admit it. It was all a scam. Sorry.
IP address: 1.2.3.4
DNS Name: scammers.nigeria.com
Location: Nigeria
Emails: lots

One point gleaned from the map (1)

kilodelta (843627) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565823)

The one point I'd like to make from looking at the map (Nice work with Google Maps by the way.) is that most of the spam seems to originate from the northeast and the west coast.

This doesn't surprise me. Penetration of broadband is higher in those areas. But they aren't the true sources of spam. That comes from elsewhere. It's pretty easy to have a bunch of zombies spew your messages out there.

But here's the interesting part - the broadband providers are letting that volume of spew through because they don't want to actively filter email. I know for a fact that both Cox and Verizon only allow use of their SMTP servers and in the case of Verizon you have to authenticate against the server.

Re:One point gleaned from the map (1)

troon (724114) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565986)

But they aren't the true sources of spam. That comes from elsewhere. It's pretty easy to have a bunch of zombies spew your messages out there.

Just send a spike to find out where they are, then. I learned that from the telly [imdb.com] .

Not That Big A Deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565825)

This could be done with any big email server in existence or with just your standard spam filter. All ip's have some region they are from, just plug thier coordinates in. On another note, I've stopped using mailinator.com because to many sites have blocked its domain (spammers included) because they know its temporary. Check out other sites that are new like shortmail.net [slashdot.org] and that provide the same service but has a lot better layout, and they are not yet blacklisted :) [slashdot.org]

A lot of the spam comes from Cupertino ... (1)

coder.keitaro (861991) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565826)

I think all the iTunes Store update mails are being considered as spam.

Fake email addresses (1)

Saiyine (689367) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565831)


Other interesting, and useful, fake email address webs are spam.la [www.spam.la] (my favourite) and trashmail [trashmail.net] (similar to mailinator).

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Apple? (1)

plsuh (129598) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565840)

Interesting -- one of the locations is Apple Computer, 17.254.6.20, the subject is New Music Tuesdays which is what Apple sends to iTunes Music Store customers. AFAIK this is legitimate mail sent to known customers. I wonder what the algorithm is they use to determine what is and is not spam?

--Paul

Re:Apple? (1)

CoderBob (858156) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565918)

I don't think they're actually filtering anything. You use one of their addresses when you have to "give us your e-mail" for something to continue. Probably, a good number of people didn't want any mail to come in from Apple, so they put in one of these addresses.

All they're doing is listing where the e-mail they receive is coming from. It isn't all spam, so their wording could be better, I'll agree.

Re:Apple? (3, Informative)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565929)

There is no algorithm. People sign up and get a one-shot email address. The first email sent to this address is forwarded to another address, and all subsequent ones are considered spam.

I suspect the reason for the large number of Apple emails is idiots who download iTunes and supply a one-shot email address instead of simply unchecking the `send me iTunes newsletters' box on the download page.

interesting, Hmmm. (1)

amcdiarmid (856796) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565855)

It is interesting that their domain has so few spam-mails every three minutes. My reading of the map (at 9:38 US-EST) is that they have about 20 spam (or 2000 if it is really multiplied by 100). My domain, used for about five addresses, gets one about every minute.

I would think that a domain that is actually used by people would get a lot of spam. As it is, there are too few points of reference to see where spam generally comes from. Perhaps making the time covered user configurable would help. I really tend to doubt that noone in asia is spamming at the moment - expecially considering many spam farms are completely automated.

Interesting though....

their spam detection seems fairly bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565856)


Out of 20 or so push-pins on the map at least 5 of them are clearly not spam (activation email from Yahoo, mailing lists people subscribe to, etc)

Mailinator seems like it gets a lot of false positives.

Donations (1)

The New Andy (873493) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565861)

It might be worth donating to mailinator (who I'm not affiliated with). They seem to be the good guys, and their service it pretty useful. I can't imagine a slashdotting would really make their day (let that be a lesson for you next time you mention google on your website)

Invalid Survey (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565934)

This is really an invalid survey because of tunnels and portals that most spammers use. This link [spamhaus.org] gives a far better representation of the overall spam locations in the world. They actually trace backed the mail to its origin to map where it was coming from.
On a side note there are far better services out there similar to mailinator like shortmail.net [shortmail.net] and pookmail.com [pookmail.com] that should be checked out.

Invalid Slashdot Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565992)

The detector is based on volume of email sent. Since mailinator is a one time use thing, everything sent after the first email is going to be dropped and considered spam, whether you would normally consider it spam yourself.

There are probably people who do not consider spam to be spam.. so whats your point?

Re:Invalid Slashdot Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13566055)

The volume of email doesn't mean that it actually shows a representation of where it ultimately came from. There does not appear to be an actuall back tracing to find the where the email was originally sent from, not just the immediate server that sent the message to mailinator.

Apple.com?! (2, Interesting)

erroneus (253617) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565947)

Did I just see what I thought I saw? There's an SMTP server responsible for relaying at least 400 spams so far. How interesting. Perhaps someone smarter than I could identify this server further to determine what it is running and if it has been hacked or is merely an open relay?

IP address: 17.254.6.27
DNS Name: chatbox-smtp-out11.apple.com
Location: Cupertino, CA, US
Emails: 400

Slashdot Map (1)

mysqlrocks (783488) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565955)

How about a real-time map of slashdot comments?

poking the source of spam? (4, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565971)

"It's oddly addictive to poke around and see where the spam is actually coming from." "

Kermit agrees. Miss Piggy unavailable for comment.

Bill Gates and Google Tools... (4, Insightful)

MosesJones (55544) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565980)


Ummm so when Bill said that they wanted to give people the tools to organise the information....

How is Google not providing the tools? Seems to me that Google is providing better tools, just not requiring people to buy and operating system to use them.

This is cool but needs a mod (2, Funny)

Cat_Byte (621676) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565981)

It needs a mod for a graphic of the source IP being destroyed (nuke?) when it recognizes it as spam and adds to the > null list. That would be awesome ;)

air strike... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565988)

'nuff said.

Spammers vs Abortion Clinics (-1, Flamebait)

Mahamadmustafa (857633) | more than 9 years ago | (#13565995)

With such perfect maps for the clinically insane to follow, it'll be interesting to see if spam centers start getting attacked more than say, the occasional abortion clinic..? hey- we all can dream, right?

Incomplete (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13565998)

I thought it was a good application of google maps but I hardly think that all the SPAM they get is on there. For my own personal email addresses I think I see spam coming in from everywhere. Mostly the pharm and computer software stuff is coming from within the US which isn't logged on that map. Go figure.

I'd rather look at these pictures here [ranaventures.com] anyway.

OT: Google Maps and Mozilla (1)

jaymzter (452402) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566001)

Anyone know why maps don't show up in Mozilla, just a gray box? Very annoying. Mozilla 1.7.2

That can't be right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13566009)

None from Florida or Russia

haha look at all the Americans (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13566010)


Here on Slashdot complaining that the map is "flawed" and "why isnt China on the map" and "the map is wrong"

they should face up to it that they really are the worlds biggest spammers [spamhaus.org] and start cracking down on the sites that are spamvertised and the scumbags that send the trash
you would think with all the negativity about Mailinators map people here had something to protect, i guess some people/countries just cant handle the truth, at least the rest of the world can take solace that denial is one of the steps to recovery

Re:haha look at all the Americans (3, Insightful)

Ph33r th3 g(O)at (592622) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566042)

China is where the "bullet-proof hosting" services are mostly housed. You can't shake a stick at a group of spamvertised sites without hitting Chinanet. The emails themselves don't come from China because lots of intelligent mail admins block the whole country.

Cool (1)

sheepoo (814409) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566013)

Slick! Nifty! Wow!

Warning! Penis Patch! (0, Offtopic)

YeeHaW_Jelte (451855) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566015)

... from our friends in South Korea ....

ROTFL

Already bookmarked! (2, Interesting)

tchernobog (752560) | more than 9 years ago | (#13566020)

Boys, they give us IP addresses of spammers! You know what that means?
Finally we can seek revenge! Where is my nmap? Let's teach them a lesson...

-- My name's Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die!

Finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13566022)

A way for me to repay spammers!

I found one in my neighborhood dygnity.com, only 20 minutes from my location, I'm going to go ahead and drive over there and tear the place up.
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