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Topic # 27114 14-Oct-2008 23:12
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Hi

Had a tonne of spam today.

Heaps more than usual. What has happened to the spam filters?

Over 110 spam emails tonight from 7pm to 11pm.

Been solid all day.

Been putting then in the spam folder, but no let up.

Cheers

Gordy

 

 





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  Reply # 171230 15-Oct-2008 10:07
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Get a proper spam filter like this then.




Hmmmm


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  Reply # 171234 15-Oct-2008 10:22
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@cisconz: While I don't doubt that's a good solution, I think suggesting it to an end-user with a WXC email address is a little pointless. It's like suggesting someone install their own PABX because they're having problems with their home phone.

@Gordy7: If you want to take matters into your own hands, something like PopFile is supposed to be quite good (and it's free). Otherwise, have a bitch to WXC about it, they're probably aware of it and if they're not well you can make them.

This post assumes of course you're using a worldexchange email address, if you have your own domain then cisconz's solution is much better. Either that, or good ol' SpamAssassin.



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  Reply # 171237 15-Oct-2008 10:32
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Thanks

I do have my own domain emaol address which forwards to my WxC email.

The WxC spam folder/filter seemed to take care of spam until about 48 hours ago.

I have checked my WxC config and the Spam option is active.

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  Reply # 171281 15-Oct-2008 13:50
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Gordy7: The WxC spam folder/filter seemed to take care of spam until about 48 hours ago.


Maybe an issue at the WxC end, have you tried calling technical support?



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  Reply # 171285 15-Oct-2008 14:19
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Was about to email WxC a couple of hours ago.

The spam seems to have gone quiet now.

Maybe the burst of new spam has retrained the WxC filters.

Hope so.

Not really sure how these spam filters work.
I just keep filling up the WxC spam folder until all goes quiet.

There has been one or two bursts like this earlier this year.
This has been the worst.

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  Reply # 171300 15-Oct-2008 15:45
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This was an issue with one of our mail servers not processing spam correctly. 

If you think there is a problem, check out the headers of any email that hits your inbox.  If Dspam is listed in the header the email it has been checked for spam.  If Dspam isn't listed in the header the message hasn't been checked for spam and there is a problem.








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  Reply # 171306 15-Oct-2008 16:06
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Gordy7:

Hi

Had a tonne of spam today.

Heaps more than usual. What has happened to the spam filters?

Over 110 spam emails tonight from 7pm to 11pm.

Been solid all day.

Been putting then in the spam folder, but no let up.

Cheers

Gordy

 

 


How many emails does it take to make up 1 tonne? Always wondered about that Tongue out



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  Reply # 171311 15-Oct-2008 16:29
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Not sure if spam is and acronim or what.
Maybe I should should have said dog rolls...

Anyway "the spam" was more than I could handle... therefore --- heavy---

G




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