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RE: Dumped gmail and some spam rules..

2020-02-12 by: don@coastlandtech.com
From: don@coastlandtech.com
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I tell my customers Not to use a forward from their domain email to Google.
If you do you will miss too much..
What you do is have google go and get the email from the mail server..  Then
you can also have Gmail send as Mike@twhatever.. 
That solves all types of problems.  The server is not "forwarding" spam to
gmail..  
Simpler setups, not Outlook or Mac mail or Thunderbird or whatever..  Just
Gmail, setup, add account..  

Dr.D




-----Original Message-----
From: Mike (meuon) Harrison  
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:25 PM
To: don@coastlandtech.com
Subject: [chugalug] Dumped gmail and some spam rules..



For a long time, I've forwarded mike@* (and other addresses) to
mike.geeklabs at google.
Not doing that anymore, although I'm keeping that gmail account I now
realize how much Google was filtering my email. Gotta admit, it's GOOD at
it, and over time I was seeing less and less, and have been missing some
important things. Yes, it sorts into folders, that I rarely looked at.

Anyway:

True SPAM seems to mostly be much less varied than it used to be and there
seems to be some easy patterns to detect by, At least on a handful of
addresses that I use. Looks like I'm nuking 90%+ of the span in my inboxes
with some very simple regexes on the raw subject line.

$subjectbadwords =
array("/fuck/i","/hookup/i","/utf8/i","/utf-8/i","/screw/i","/free
gift/i","/^mike$/i")

(I don't need anything from anyone on these accounts with UTF8 subject
lines...)

I'm not even having to parse message bodies.. just 'From' and 'Subject' is
enough to get most of it.

The question:

I'm curious, are the rest of ya'll seeing the same thing? Are e-mail
spammers fading away to the very lowest crappy level senders or have my
addresses just been getting removed from the lists?