I broke down and signed up for a paid Newsgroup account. I setup a $7 account over at Giganews which allows me to download/post up to 2 GB.
I immediately found A LOT more usenet postings and groups than I was seeing on the free servers. I think this will be much more successful. I'm going to use it for a few weeks and cancel before my month is over.
I figure $7 is a small price to pay to accomplish what I am trying to do. If it helps me review anti-spam software and sell it to big companies it will certainly be worth it.
Right now I'm mostly posting in the gambling forums since gambling is so hot right now.
poker_newbie at tuff web hosting . com
giga at tuff web hosting . com
I'm also going to branch out and post in some of the other groups as well. Do you have any ideas? I know mortgages and sex/viagra are hot topics for spammers. Do you know any usenet groups that might be good for me to post in where a mortgage spammer might be harvesting email addresses from?
Right now my usenet stats are:
email worms: 5
Keep spamming me!