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PN spam checking is pathetic

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PN spam checking is pathetic

Overnight I have received 6 more copies of the "pump and dump" spam for MONUMENTAL MARKETING INC. Not one of them has been tagged as spam by the Plusnet filters.
Every one of these emails was identified as spam by my email client (Junk mail controls on Thunderbird.
Plusnet: by the time your filters have learnt that MONUMENTAL MARKETING INC is spam the spammers will have moved on to another target.
Pathetic!
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

jelv,
If you set up an IMAP folder on your account and move the messages into it, I can see if I can arrange for them to be used during the next batch of training.
I wonder if Critical Path identified the email as spam?
Take a look at the headers of the emails. What mail delivery server did they go through (sunmxcore??) and is there an X-MAA: Suspected Spam header?
Edit: Just found out that there was a problem with sunmxcore18 on Saturday where it was letting all email through as innocent Sad

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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

The two that came through CP had the tag.
PM sent with mailbox details
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

Quote from: Bob

Edit: Just found out that there was a problem with sunmxcore18 on Saturday where it was letting all email through as innocent Sad

When was this fixed? - one of the emails came through sunmxcore18 but that was early this morning.
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

Was fixed about 9:00pm Saturday night and broke around 6:00am that morning.

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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

It is unbelievable how gullible (or let greed overcome any reason they might have had) some people can be (or let greed overcome any sense they might have had)!
The evidence
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

I've just received 3 emails that got through the spam filters try to sale Rolex watches, I'm surprised any subject with the words Rolex and watches got through.
In fact in the headers its marked "X-DSPAM-Improbability: 1 in 112 chance of being spam"
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

Has anyone else received a new untagged pump and dump spam for Hemisphere Gold - in the form of a Newsletter Update?
Bob: If people respond saying they have, I've already put a copy in my saved folder for you to feed to the filter. There's also a phishing email for the Nationwide which missed the virus checking and spam filter.
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Re: PN spam checking is pathetic

I got three for Hemisphere gold. Two untagged and one tagged.