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# 245179 22-Jan-2019 17:08
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Just started this week - new spam getting through to my xtra webmail.

 

This is the culprit: <info@e.spark.co.nz> even after telling my xtra mail box that it is spam they are still getting through.

 

The click bait is: <http://nex.soundestlink.com/link/........> with ever changing alphanumerical sequences.

 

Perhaps one of our excellent Spark members can help ?

 

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  # 2165598 22-Jan-2019 17:37
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hm, please export the .eml and attach to an email to me..





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  # 2165604 22-Jan-2019 17:54
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Think i may have spotted the ones in question.

 

 

 

I'll still need a copy of that mail, to pass it along.

 

Quite sneaky, i'll get the right folk onto that first thing tomorrow..





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  # 2165605 22-Jan-2019 17:58
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Does hitting the spam button in webmail help train the filter or is it just another delete?



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  # 2165641 22-Jan-2019 18:03
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Bung: Does hitting the spam button in webmail help train the filter or is it just another delete?

 

it should train but not working in this case.





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  # 2165642 22-Jan-2019 18:06
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Bung: Does hitting the spam button in webmail help train the filter or is it just another delete?

 

It does trigger it yes. as does dropping the mail into the spam bin.

 

 

 

i can confirm this has been reported a few times, so will already be in the right peoples hands. seeing what they are doing though i'll give it an extra prod in the morning





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  # 2165643 22-Jan-2019 18:07
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I’ve been getting a lot of spam through into my Xtra inbox lately. Sunday morning we may have had 150 in an hour? It’s been happening for 6 months or so. All look similar.

I’ve been migrating away from Xtra to my own domain via gmail as a result.

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  # 2165645 22-Jan-2019 18:15
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SheriffNZ: I’ve been getting a lot of spam through into my Xtra inbox lately. Sunday morning we may have had 150 in an hour? It’s been happening for 6 months or so. All look similar.

I’ve been migrating away from Xtra to my own domain via gmail as a result.

 

Sunday morning was a particularly bad day for spam, based on data from blacklists it wasn't isolated to spark..

 

 

 

I can confirm for you, that a ton of it was filtered; Can't really say much more than that though.

 

 

 

 

 

Spam is a massive pain, these days a spammer tends to find a way to send one to an victim account, soon as they see it works end to end... it's only a short timeframe till it's reported or detected...

 

cat and mouse...

 

 

 

 

 

I'll ask the right folk if they can comment further :)

 

 

 

 





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  # 2165650 22-Jan-2019 18:20
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hio77:

 

hm, please export the .eml and attach to an email to me..

 

Done and many thanks





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  # 2165678 22-Jan-2019 18:27
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hio77:

SheriffNZ: I’ve been getting a lot of spam through into my Xtra inbox lately. Sunday morning we may have had 150 in an hour? It’s been happening for 6 months or so. All look similar.

I’ve been migrating away from Xtra to my own domain via gmail as a result.


Sunday morning was a particularly bad day for spam, based on data from blacklists it wasn't isolated to spark..


 


I can confirm for you, that a ton of it was filtered; Can't really say much more than that though.


 


 


Spam is a massive pain, these days a spammer tends to find a way to send one to an victim account, soon as they see it works end to end... it's only a short timeframe till it's reported or detected...


cat and mouse...


 


 


I'll ask the right folk if they can comment further :)


 


 



Thanks for the prompt feedback

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  # 2165735 22-Jan-2019 20:06
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Does this spam even work , Does the spammer get paid money for the volume they send or how many people follow the link. I would have thought in this day in age people would not be so taken in with spam. I have seen a lot in the last few days using the names of Briscoes and countdown etc.





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  # 2165741 22-Jan-2019 20:20
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To be blunt (and please no offence to those who administer the Xtra mailboxes) at my old work we have no end of hassle with members of the public with @Xtra email accounts.

 

We would get maybe 1 or 2 a week, if we had any email issues, it was a running joke that it would be inevitably it would involve an Xtra email address.

 

We would of course perform our due diligence confirm 100% nothing was broken on our end, and ask they use an alternative email.


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  # 2165743 22-Jan-2019 20:30
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JaseNZ:

 

Does this spam even work , Does the spammer get paid money for the volume they send or how many people follow the link. I would have thought in this day in age people would not be so taken in with spam. I have seen a lot in the last few days using the names of Briscoes and countdown etc.

 

 

Considering i could spot it from even just the title as likely spam, probably not...





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This must be the 0.0001% of spam that gets through SMX....

Seriously though, the manage to ban a butt ton of legitimate mail and something like this gets through!! How does this not look 'spammy'?!

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  # 2165798 22-Jan-2019 21:24
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They're probably using Spamassassin and bayesian filters, which would've been fine back in the 90's


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  # 2165806 22-Jan-2019 21:33
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chevrolux: This must be the 0.0001% of spam that gets through SMX....

Seriously though, the manage to ban a butt ton of legitimate mail and something like this gets through!! How does this not look 'spammy'?!

 

 

 

the email looks somewhat legit to the be honest, also comes from what looks like a valid spark email.

 

as always, the constructive feedback is always appreciated.





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