RE: Dumped gmail and some spam rules..
2020-02-12 by: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: email@example.com ------------------------------------------------------ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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?