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PN Spam filtering is it OK

Luzern
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PN Spam filtering is it OK

Not that I get that much but the messages that contain, what is to me clear spam, seem to be on the up. Today I received two such with very similar content, as per the source details on the attached  pdf.
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Superuser
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Re: PN Spam filtering is it OK

Unfortunately what to a human might clearly be spam isn't necessarily scored that way by a scanning system, and the messages *could* be something the recipient has requested. The originators will take care to craft their messages in a way that makes detection harder. Both messages come from Hotmail servers with good reputations, presumably generated and sent from compromised computers.
Hopefully Hotmail themselves will detect the sending activities and stop them. I expect IronPort too will in a short time adapt their filters to recognise and flag this style of message.
David
Luzern
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Re: PN Spam filtering is it OK

Thanks
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.