What has happened to my spam?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by NOTTNICK, Sep 4, 2007.


    NOTTNICK Guest

    I have a 'catch all' email address.
    Until a few days ago I was getting about 100 spam emails daily (to
    various combinations before the @ in my address).
    However, for the last few days it has all stopped!!
    I just get the mail I want.
    Catch all still works (I have tested it).
    I am delighted, but wonder what has happened.
    It is wonderful.
    Has some big spam producer just been closed down?
    Any ideas (I DON'T want it back). I am curious.

    NOTTNICK, Sep 4, 2007
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    Evan Platt Guest

    That'd be a good question for your MSP (Mail Service Provider).

    Are they perhaps now filtering spam better? Who knows.
    Evan Platt, Sep 4, 2007
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    why? Guest

    They are storing it all up for a surprise. You get it all on 1 day
    instead of making you wait for it to trickle in over a week.

    why?, Sep 4, 2007

    NOTTNICK Guest

    NOTTNICK, Sep 4, 2007
  5. Oh, boy! Thursday is Spam Day! Thursday is Spam Day! :)
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 5, 2007

    Muze Groops Guest


    don't look at me I'm a vegetarian
    Muze Groops, Sep 5, 2007

    meerkat Guest

    That`s my second smile of the day.
    meerkat, Sep 5, 2007

    Bob B Guest

    I sometimes have my 'catch all' address used by spammers so most of the mail
    I get are from the spam stoppers

    i.e Mail Demon or post office or mail delivery system or such like...just
    set up a message rule that sends mail from these senders to 'delete' When
    you stop getting hit then it is only a matter of un- ticking this rule.
    When/if it starts again tick the rule

    Bob B, Sep 5, 2007

    NOTTNICK Guest

    OMG No spam today!
    Does this mean that 1st October is total inundation!!

    (thanks for your suggestion Bob).
    NOTTNICK, Sep 6, 2007
  10. Wait 'til after dinner. They like to get you when you're relaxed and
    comfortable and your guard is down.
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 6, 2007

    NOTTNICK Guest

    Found them all!!!
    1584 messages - my MSP had started up a junk filter - found them all via
    web mail link.
    At last I can enlarge my genitals, get viagra, invest in dodgy
    companies, contact lonely women and send money to ex-Nigerian dictators.
    (found a few emails I wanted in there so had to look at every sender -
    took ages!)
    NOTTNICK, Sep 8, 2007

    Mike Easter Guest

    That's actually a bad spamfilter configuration. Some goodmail is
    'buried' in tons of spam which requires what I call 'dumpster diving' to
    find the occasional falsepositive wanted mail or 'ham' as some people

    What would be much better than that would be -1- turn off the provider's
    imperfect filter -2- institute a powerful clientside filtertagger which
    is well configured such as SpamPal -3- the ideal result is that -

    o (almost) no spam is in your inbox and no ham (0.00000% perfect) is
    ever in your Junk folder
    o only an occasional spam is falsenegative untagged
    o it is not necessary to open those spams to inspect them, because they
    have already been examined and Xline labeled by the filter tagger and
    you can determine their spammy characteristics from the header's Xlines
    stamped by SpamPal
    Mike Easter, Sep 8, 2007
  13. And here you *thought* you were happy just sitting around watching golf
    on TV. :)
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 8, 2007

    clot Guest

    I've just had an excellent one from Dr. John Smith of the Nigerian
    Foreign Investigation Agency which will help lighten my deposit at the

    I have replied of course (not)!
    clot, Sep 9, 2007
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