Thursday, December 31, 2009


Union: Leave mail jobs in Logan (Courier-Post)

A postal-workers union went to federal court Wednesday seeking to block the shutdown of a mail-transfer facility that employs 550 people in Logan.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I will pay you $100

I am so sick of getting emails that say I can claim millions if I just do this or pay that. So I have started responding to each one I get with the same message:

I will pay you $100 if you will stop sending me these emails.


Then I send it using a non-functional email address after making sure my email address is not contained in the email or any links.

My hope is that the spammers get excited about this new revenue stream and waste time trying to contact me.

You may think the spammers fools who are only wasting time, but last week I saw an email sent to a lawyer's site where the person was reporting that they actually fell for this and sent off $495 so they could collect their millions due to them. While they may or not also be an idiot, NO ONE deserves to be ripped off.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


375 Reports Of Stolen Mail In Boulder County (CBS4 Denver)

Hundreds of Boulder County residents have had their mail stolen in the last two weeks, and the U.S. Postal Service is offering up to $2,500 to catch the culprit. From Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, sheriff's officials received reports from 35 mountain-area homeowners with missing mail. There are now at least 375 confirmed reports. Postal inspector Rich Sheehan says investigators think the thief or thieves ...


Local mail employee pleads guilty to theft (The Pueblo Chieftain)

DENVER - A former U.S. Postal Service accumulation processor in Pueblo who fought the criminal charges for 1 years admitted on Monday he stole from the mail.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Ballarat postal workers to vote on strike action (The Courier)

HUNDREDS of Victorian postal workers, including up to 50 from Ballarat, are expected to converge upon Carlton's Trades Hall today for a mass meeting, as industrial tensions continue. The stop-work action is scheduled from 1pm today, with Australia Post truck drivers, posties and mail centre staff expected to vote in favour of further strike action in the New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Postal workers to strike (BigPond News)

Christmas mail may not be delivered on time with postal workers planning to walk off the job on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Project Honey Pot Makes A Difference

-----Original Message-----
From: Project Honey Pot Team
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:09 AM
Subject: [Project Honey Pot] 1 Billion Spammers Served

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 06:20 (GMT), Project Honey Pot achieved a milestone: receiving its 1 billionth spam message. The billionth message was an United States Internal Revenue Service phishing scam sent to an email address that had been harvested more than two years ago. More than just a single spam email, the billionth message represents the collective work of you and tens of thousands of other web and email administrators like you in more than 170 countries around the world. Together we have built Project Honey Pot into the largest community tracking online fraud and abuse.

To celebrate this milestone, we sifted through five years of data to learn more about spam and the spammers who send it. As a small token of thanks for your help, we wanted to share some of our more interesting preliminary findings. Click the following link for the Full Report:

Highlights include:

- Monday is the busiest day of the week for email spam, Saturday is the   quietest

- 12:00 (GMT) is the busiest hour of the day for spam, 23:00 (GMT) is the   quietest

- Malicious bots have increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of   378% since Project Honey Pot started

- Over the last five years, you'd have been 9 times more likely to get a   phishing message for Chase Bank than Bank of America, however Facebook is   rapidly becoming the most phished organization online

- Finland has some of the best computer security in the world, China some   of the worst

- It takes the average spammer 2 and a half weeks from when they first   harvest your email address to when they send you your first spam message,   but that's twice as fast as they were five years ago

- Every time your email address is harvested from a website, you can expect   to receive more than 850 spam messages

- Spammers take holidays too: spam volumes drop nearly 21% on Christmas Day   and 32% on New Year's Day

- And much more.....

We have published it under the Creative Commons Attribution license, so don't hesitate to share anything you find interesting. In the end, we couldn't have gathered this data without you.

Thank you for all your help over the last five years. Here's to wishing you happy holidays and a relatively spam-free New Year.

The Project Honey Pot Team

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P.O. Box 57265 Murray, Utah
84157-0265  USA


Postal Service endures busiest mailing day (San Diego 6)

The U.S. Postal Service managed to get through Monday's mailing crunch, after predicting on its Web site that some 830 million pieces of mail would be put into the system...

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Postal workers warn of delivery delays if Marysville center closes (Chico Enterprise-Record)

Postal workers warned Friday that Butte County residents will see delays in mail delivery if the Marysville mail-processing center is closed.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Mail carrier attacked on Dorchester route (Boston Globe)

By Jack Nicas, Globe Correspondent A mail carrier was attacked by a knife-wielding man Wednesday while on her mail route in Dorchester, postal officials said. About 2:20 p.m. on Mount Bowdoin Terrace, a man knocked the victim down from behind...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Only three postal stations in danger (

On Friday, November 20, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released an updated list of postal stations and branches under consideration for closure, and only three Bronx stations and branches remain: Van Nest, Oak Point and Crotona Park. The Botanical, Clason Point, Hillside and Melcourt stations, on the list in September, will stay open.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Postal Service reminds military families of deadlines for holiday packages (Staten Island Advance)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The U.S. Postal Service is reminding the loved ones of troops serving overseas not to wait until the last minute to send them holiday mail.  The deadlines for express mail and first-class mail are Dec. 11...


Direct mail groups launch forum on Postal Serviceand#8217;s future (BtoB Magazine)

Alexandria, Va.and#8212;A consortium of direct marketing organizations has introduced a new online forum to encourage an exchange of ideas on how the U.S. Postal Service can continue to be relevant to commercial mailers.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Thief in Coleman made off with light sets from firefighter, postal carrier vehicles (The Bay City Times)

COLEMAN â€" State police from the Bay City Post are investigating the theft of emergency lighting from the U.S. Postal Service in Coleman. The amber strobe caution lights mount magnetically to the personal vehicles of rural route carriers, police said....

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