Has Email Spam Erupted Today?
Today has been mad with email spam. I’ve had around 250-300 spam mails slip past Spam Assassin. Thankfully I run Mailwasher Pro on my computer so this picks up and colours all of my obvious spam in a very bright red and I can delete it off the server before downloading the one or two real emails.
Usually I would set up various filters to help block obvious words within the subject or body of the emails, however I’m an unfortunate position in that one of my major clients sells (genuine) swiss watches and another runs Pharmacy recruitment! I guess I can’t really justify blocking ‘watches’, ‘rolex’ or ‘pharmacy’ from my incoming emails.
What frustrates me is that all this spam gets past the spam blockers, yet I tend to find my own emails get blocked on route to the recipient. Whether this is due to the mention of Web Development, or another obvious reason, who knows.
I think I’ll spend the weekend building a filter list blocking every russian character I can find 😛 😉