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Is spam tagging actually working today?

mitchell20
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Is spam tagging actually working today?

Not sure what's going on today, but I've recevied at least 8 SPAM messages, none of which where tagged?

All have been forwarded to the spam trainer but it's a bit late for that.

Many of them contain the same text as previously tagged spam so what's going on now?
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Plusnet Staff
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Is spam tagging actually working today?

Just checking my own mail I've had 3 or 4 spams missed today which is about average for me and about 100 tagged and sat in the spam folder. Have you had any that have been tagged? It may just be a new technique from the spammers to get round spam protection or that the previous mails came from open relays or the IP addresses on known blacklists.
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Is spam tagging actually working today?

I got oan email today with the subject line:

Subject: Viagra, Cialis, – the right choice you can make!

The spam filter needs some work if it doesn't tag that. I'm about to email it to the trainer.
Plusnet Staff
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Is spam tagging actually working today?

Please do forward it. The problem is that what you and I can easily see as a spam isn't so obvious to a machine. It doesn't mark a mail as spam just based on the subject line, this will form part of the scoring by Despam but not the only factor otherwise it would run the risk of a lot of false positives.