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Updates and news about our favourite anti-spam service.

Beware of Phishing E-mails from the Swedish Tax Office – (Spam) They never send e-mails

Posted on August 22, 2014

Beware of e-mails from the Swedish Tax Office A great number of Swedes has the latest days received e-mails (spam) from phishers with “click here to get your tax return immediately”. The aim of the bluffers is of course to … Continue reading

Android beta testers wanted – 2.0 is finally on the move

Posted on February 24, 2014

We know that you all been waiting a looong time for the new Android version of SpamDrain. We made a decision last year to rewrite the app again since we were not happy with our initial efforts to revamp the … Continue reading

New version of SpamDrain for iOS now available in App Store

Posted on November 1, 2011

We have now finished the job with version 1.7 of our SpamDrain app for iOS and got it approved by Apple. In this new version you will be able to update your filtering settings, add new addresses for filtering and see … Continue reading

Help your friends get rid of spam and receive free SpamDrain months

Posted on August 30, 2011

Today we have made it easier for you to share SpamDrain and for you to get something out of it. Well, you probably already know that if everyone was using a great spam filter it wouldn’t pay off sending spam and we will make internet a better place to be. Besides from helping us making the world spam free you will now also receive free months when inviting your friends and colleagues to SpamDrain. Continue reading

New filter blocks newsletters and marketing emails

Posted on July 12, 2011

For some time we have working on a new type of filter which blocks newsletters and marketing emails. We have being testing it for a while we are really happy with the progress. So today we tell you a little … Continue reading

Expert warns of insufficient virus protection

Posted on November 19, 2010

There is an interesting article on viruses and filters in a Swedish newspaper today. Experts warn us that some filters are not efficient enough. They claim that some filters only catch 30% of the harmful e-mails. The reason for this … Continue reading

Spam appearing like Twitter e-mail updates

Posted on April 27, 2010

Maybe  you have seen the spam messages that looks just like a normal update from Twitter? The design and texts are identical to the Twitter original, informing you that you have 3 new messages or that someone has started to … Continue reading

Focus on scalability, stability and user experience

Posted on March 26, 2010

Lately we have been working hard on handling the recent growth we have had. As you probably have noticed we have had some stability problems and we apologize for that. The last weeks we have made some changes to our … Continue reading

Virus and spam levels back to normal again

Posted on December 7, 2009

As we earlier reported virus levels have been rather higher than normal lately, but this now seem to have changed. We now see that virus level is back below 1 % which is more normal. Furthermore the dominating viruses aren’t … Continue reading

Google accounts sending spam to contacts in address book

Posted on November 17, 2009

Have you experienced that spam messages are sent from your address? I can guarantee you that you’re not alone. This happens to all of us. The reason is that the protocol used for sending e-mail, SMTP, is a fairly simple … Continue reading

One e-mail virus for every tenth valid message

Posted on October 28, 2009

The last 5-6 weeks we have seen an increase of viruses blocked by the SpamDrain filter. The virus proportion has raised to levels around 2 – 3 %. This doesn’t sound much but compare this 0.2 -1 % for previous … Continue reading

Fresh spam statistics – now on the front page

Posted on October 21, 2009

Lately we’ve been working on a new front page along with new pages describing the SpamDrain service. Our goal is to give you as a visitor a quick overview of the service and its benefits.

DNS blacklisting can now be turned off

Posted on August 26, 2009

We have added the possibility for SpamDrain users to turn off the DNS blacklist filter which currently blocks messages sent from known spam servers. Why would you want to do that, you might wonder? (…or you just wonder What is … Continue reading

“Man måste klippa till med en gång”

Posted on March 26, 2009

IDG skriver: Alla infekterade Teliakunder måste kopplas bort från nätet eller få sina datorer rensade innan Microsoft tar bort spärren, enligt Microsofts Martin Tiveus. Läs hela nyheten hos IDG

Hotmail: Teliasonera skickar spam

Posted on March 26, 2009

IDG skriver: Telias servrar har svartlistats för utskick av skräppost. Läs hela nyheten hos IDG

F-Secure: Spaminvasion på Twitter

Posted on March 26, 2009

IDG skriver: Twitter fungerade trögt i tisdags på grund av alla skräpmeddelanden som belastade systemet, enligt F-secure. Läs hela nyheten hos IDG

Tveksamt nätfiske mot Comhemkunder

Posted on February 12, 2009

Just nu pågår en phishingattack mot Comhem-kunder. Upplägget bygger på att Comhem haft problem med sin databas och behöver nu hjälp att återskapa den. Naturligtvis är det användarna som måste rycka in och bistå med namn, användarnamn och lösenord. Mejlet … Continue reading

Spamnivåer återgår till det normala

Posted on November 28, 2008

IDG skriver: Efter att webbhotellet McColo stängde ned för ett par veckor sedan minskade den globala spamtrafiken med uppemot 70 procent. Nu har ett av de skräppostande botnäten öppnat upp igen och trafiken närmar sig åter tidigare nivåer. Läs hela … Continue reading

Teliaserver hängs ut som spamnäste

Posted on November 28, 2008

IDG skriver: Teliasoneras mailservrar har svartlistats som förmedlare av skräppost, vilket gör att kunders e-post kan stoppas i filter. Läs hela nyheten hos IDG

Operatör kopplades bort – spam ner 66 procent

Posted on November 18, 2008

IDG skriver: Antalet skräpmejl i världen minskade med 66 procent när den kaliforniska operatören kopplades bort. Läs hela nyheten hos IDG