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# 212743 10-Apr-2017 16:08
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Anyone else notice the volumes of spam have plummeted ?


I have gone 48 hours with only 4-5 spams, normally I am up to 300 a day (most days are 30-50) , I get to see them on the work spam filter so I have a good idea of how many I get.


 


I wonder if this has anything to do with Trump dropping bombs on Syria, and the Russian spammers are now trying to hack the US instead of spamming viagra/make money fast/other scams.


 


Anyone else notice a drop in Spam ??


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  # 1760342 10-Apr-2017 16:36
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for me, it dropped right down before Christmas 2016 and then only picked up for two weeks the end of March before dying right down again.

 

Scroll down to the "Last Year" graph here. (Note: For people reading this in the future, this link will be password protected again soon.)

 

What I saw seems to correspond to this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1760358 10-Apr-2017 16:59
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I use Gmail and Fastmail, I see spam maybe once a week. No noticeable change in volume here.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1760386 10-Apr-2017 18:59
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timmmay:

 

I use Gmail and Fastmail, I see spam maybe once a week. No noticeable change in volume here.

 

 

Yea I should have pointed out, that was attempts to send me spam, not actual spam.

 

I have a bunch of RBLs that are checked before mail is delivered - that's what the spam graphs consistent of, counts of mail rejected by an RBL.

 

Once mail gets through it is then spamassassian scanned.  I get ~1 spam in my Inbox a month, and probably 10 in the spam folder.


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# 1760390 10-Apr-2017 19:09
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I been getting 1 or 2 every day, but the spam detector has caught them all.


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  # 1760397 10-Apr-2017 19:26
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I am finding spam just as bad as ever, when checking my spam box. Not that they actually get into my inbox, but still have to check, as occasionally legit email is classed as spam.


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  # 1760592 11-Apr-2017 09:33
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Spam volumes up for me in the last few days (at work)

 

It goes in cycles, lots of spam, then not so much, then lots etc

 

any decline will only ever be a temporary thing .


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  # 1762141 12-Apr-2017 12:24
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Most of the spam I've been getting lately has come from completely random sender names, all with a four digit number as the subject. Lame!


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