[jdev] Spam via XMPP :-(

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sun Feb 19 00:17:16 UTC 2017

On 2/18/17 11:24 AM, Arno Welzel wrote:
> I get a huge amount of spam via XMPP - and the number of spam messages
> starts growing. First it was just one or two messages a week, now my
> Jabber client starts two get completely useless since it's about 20 to
> 30 messages day :-(
> The pattern is always the same: usually Russian and English and usually
> trying to sell "special" services like access to hacked passwords, spam
> submission etc.
> I already blocked about 20 .ru-domains on my ejabberd server for
> incoming s2s connections, but it seems the spammers abuse any kind of
> server now (today I got 10 messages via jabber.piratenpartei.de).

This is indeed a huge problem.

> Are there any measures planned to avoid this?

Several specifications have been defined, from spam reporting and user 
blocking to reputation systems. As a community we have not implemented 
and deployed them aggressively, and we really need to do so.


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