I receive a couple of non-Gmail-filtered spam emails a day, from a friend's compromised machine/account. I can easily deal with them / filter them / discard them.
Besides hitting "Report Spam" I'm just wondering if there is a better place to report these consistent messages. I've been getting them for 6 months or so, doesn't seem the Big G's learning algorithm is ever gonna catch on...
posted by Exchequer
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Help -- I'm drowning in spam.
I'm looking for a spam filter that is reliable and won't go nuts with my Norton 360 security system.
I had a filter that I loved (Mailblocks -- a challenge based system) but aol bought the company to put it out of business.
posted by Newstuffoldstuff
on Sep 13, 2008 -
More than half my outgoing emails wind up in spam folders. I realize that it's inevitable this will happen sometimes, but how can I minimize it?
I use gmail, and I do not, fwiw, use words like "mortgage", "refinance" or "penis" in my messages. I sometimes use a sig, but it's non-hypeish. I do often send links in the body of my emails.
One solution is to follow up re: unreplied-to emails, but 1. if someone did receive my mail but hasn't had time to reply, I look pushy and 2. chances are that my follow-up will be spam filtered, too.
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Jul 12, 2007 -
How can I write a procmail rule that would drop messages with GIF or JPEG attachments under 100kB in size? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Mar 10, 2007 -
Is there a server based, spam filter that will work with any ISP? I have a friend who cannot change ISPs or email services, he is paying a lot for dial-up time, and he gets about 100 spam: 1 valid email. Is there a spam filter that will check his current email for him and delete the spam, allowing him to keep his current email and ISP? [more inside]
posted by birchhook
on Oct 11, 2006 -
Argh! Gmail image spam!
I'm getting 20 of these a day. Since Google has failed to filter these messages, is there a workaround I can use? Also, would simply deleting these messages rather than marking them as spam reduce the possibility of false positives?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Aug 30, 2006 -
How reliable do you find Gmail's spam filtering? Do i need to check the spam folder before I (or Gmail) empty it? It seems quite good to me - I've been using it since february, and it's been months since any real mail got filtered as spam, and relatively few spam get through. But checking is getting tiresome. what is your experience?
posted by judybxxx
on Jun 24, 2006 -
I have a very basic requirement that Apple Mail doesn't seem to easily fulfill. I need to immediately delete messages that are identified as junk from the server. [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Oct 20, 2005 -
In the last couple of weeks Gmail's normally-astute spam filtering has totally given up the ghost in one specific area: stock spam. It seems like every single stock spam slips past the filter and ends up in my inbox. At the moment every other time I get a new email it comes with a subject like "Leading auth0rity On l0w priced st0cks". Anyone else having the same issue? Has Gmail's spam filter started to show cracks?
posted by LondonYank
on Apr 13, 2005 -
What is a decent, free spam filter for Outlook Express? Suggestions that I use another mail client are not necessary.
posted by pieoverdone
on Feb 5, 2005 -
My MT powered blog (version 2.51) has just been hit by over 200 comment spams. Is there some sort of "delete last x comments" command, or do I have to delete them all manually? And how do I stop this happening again? To install MT Blacklist I have to update MT, and I can't do this under the new license because it is a group blog with numerous authors. Please spare me the dullness of repetitive delete button clicking!
posted by Orange Goblin
on Jul 8, 2004 -