Xtra finally fixed their borked spam filters ?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by whoisthis, Mar 3, 2006.

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    whoisthis Guest

    The spam filters seem to be working again, wonder if my suggestion that
    I would shift my account, phone and tolls to clear helped ?
     
    whoisthis, Mar 3, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    LOL I doubt it, but yes my xtra box has also been very light on the spam
    this least week or so
     
    Rob, Mar 3, 2006
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    krazy Bob Guest

    im still getting on average 6-9 spam messages a day

    KB
     
    krazy Bob, Mar 3, 2006
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  4. Given that Xtra won't let me send an executable to someone, including
    one contained in a zip file, I would say no, it is more buggered than ever.

    The Other Guy
     
    The Other Guy, Mar 3, 2006
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    whoisthis Guest

    well I have dropped from 20 a day down to 1 or 2, and checking on their
    filtered spam shows they are removing 20-30 a day correctly.
     
    whoisthis, Mar 3, 2006
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    Thor Guest

    Are you sure that's xtra and not a setting in your mailer you have
    tweaked. I just tested this by sending a 1.5M unzipped .exe to myself and
    to my wife's gmail account as well as another account I own. The gmail one
    came back as being too big to be accepted, the stupid thing is this was
    from xtra's postmaster account but they sent the attachment back too. The
    one to my own xtra account and the other account worked fine however.
     
    Thor, Mar 3, 2006
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  7. I sent an attachment to two different destinations yesterday, one gmail,
    the other I don't recall. Both resulted in bounces from Xtra stating the
    same thing about the attachment not being permitted. I don't have access
    to the bounce messages here (they were sent from the office), but given
    two different destinations had the same problem, it would seem most
    likely Xtra was to blame. And lets face it, Xtra does have a bit of a
    reputation for poor mail services.

    The Other Guy
     
    The Other Guy, Mar 3, 2006
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    Thor Guest

    The Other Guy wrote:

    Could be however I suspect the destinations in this case as I was able to
    send fine to two mail addresses my own xtra one and another one I own,
    however gmail was a no go.
     
    Thor, Mar 3, 2006
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    bambam Guest

    Gmail doesn't do executable files-

    5. What does Gmail do to prevent viruses?

    We take the security of our users very seriously. In addition to virus
    protection that automatically scans your attachments and tries to remove
    any viruses found in them, Gmail also doesn't send or receive any
    executable files since most computer viruses are contained in executable
    files.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/help/about.html#viruses
     
    bambam, Mar 4, 2006
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  10. Yes, this is *incredibly* annoying and pretty moronic (Someone might try
    to send a virus, let's block all useful attachments, that'll fix it).
    Solution: Rename your .exe to .jpg, get customer to rename it on the
    other end.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Mar 4, 2006
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