Thunderbird -how to block this particular spam

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by tonyjeffs, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    Thanks. And Thanks for all your help... For now.

    Dan C, Oct 30, 2006
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  2. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest


    As a result of my and others exchange with you over the
    failure of our Thunderbird installs to adequately handle
    this particular spam, I have reset my JMC training.dat
    file and have followed your suggestions. But my JMC has
    failed to catch ANY of them through multiple daily
    opportunities over about 10 day period.

    To refresh your memory, the spam contained a gif of a
    stock tip followed with text. I forwarded to you a
    number of examples which your JMC caught.

    Any suggestions, observations, words of wisdom?

    Dan C
    Dan C, Nov 4, 2006
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  3. Well, something is botched then <g>
    I have been monitoring my spam for the 'type' of spam and have noted
    that JMC is catching it quite well. In fact the actual spam I was sent
    by another user (it was getting past his JMC) was caught by my JMC with
    no problems.

    Is your JMC enabled on all accounts?

    Please send me one of the spams if you would, so we can be sure all is
    as it should be. Please add [test message] to the spam subject so I can
    recover it from my JMC if need be. My address is
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 4, 2006
  4. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    All of this particular spam always come in under my email
    address: . It is enabled if that is
    done under Tools|Junk Mail Controls. And it is catching
    other kinds.


    Sample is forwarded to you with a note.
    Dan C, Nov 5, 2006

  5. Message received. My JMC is catching that spam, I noted it several days
    ago in my catch file

    How many of these are you getting? If you have another one, please send
    me that as well.
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 5, 2006
  6. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    Seven came in on the 3rd. I would say anywhere from 5 to
    12 come a day. i will forward a couple of the latest.

    Thanks again.
    Dan C, Nov 5, 2006

  7. Well, I compared the ones you forwarded to my catch. Some (not all) of
    them are the same - so your JMC should be catching them

    Are you receiving these on a yahoo email account?
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 6, 2006
  8. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    Yes. This is an yahoo account.
    Dan C, Nov 6, 2006

  9. Okay, lets attempt to restart the entire enchilada.

    NB: the following procedure will reset everything to zero, trainiing and
    retention (of Junk).

    Tools-->Junk Mail Controls [Adaptive Filter]

    [] Enable adaptive Junk Mail Detection

    (un check this)

    <Reset Training Data>

    (click this)

    Quit Thunderbird.
    Go into your profile folder and remove the files Junk and Junk.msf **
    (** or whatever your Junk folder was named)

    Restart Thunderbird, re-enable Junk Mail Controls

    mark messages that are junk as junk, please report on situation.,
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 6, 2006
  10. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    I will keep you informed.

    Dan C, Nov 6, 2006
  11. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest


    Reporting back. JMC has been 100% unsuccessful in
    catching any of the above mentioned and described spam
    over the passing week since we last communicated. Again,
    spam contains a gif of stock information, followed by a
    poorly written attempt at erotica or some other lame
    attempt at story telling. I carefully followed your
    directions above. JMC is working well on EVERY other type
    of spam encountered so far.

    What to do?

    Dan C, Nov 12, 2006
  12. tonyjeffs

    Troy Piggins Guest

    Those .gif attachment spams will be difficult to detect by JMC
    since the actual spam is an image, not text.

    I've just started using a Spamassassin plugin called FuzzyOCR,
    which uses optical character recognition to detect spam in
    images. It's works a treat for what you are talking about.

    Downside is you need to be running spamassassin and that's not
    for everyone.

    Maybe someone will write an extension with OCR...
    Troy Piggins, Nov 13, 2006
  13. Are you blocking images in Thunderbird?
    Again, please forward a sampling of these spams to my email address if
    you will ().Please add [testspam] to the
    subject for flagging purposes.
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 13, 2006
  14. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    No, I am not blocking images. I am receiving images, and
    do not want them blocked. Examples on the way.
    Dan C, Nov 13, 2006

  15. Simply keep marking these as spam, report back in another week if you would.
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 13, 2006
  16. tonyjeffs

    Dan C Guest

    I will do so. But I am curious. Is your JMC still
    catching my forwards? And if so why?
    Dan C, Nov 13, 2006

  17. This group, no it didnt catch them. I compared them to my recent catch
    and didnt get a match, I havent seen them before
    Mozilla Champion (Dan), Nov 13, 2006
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