I have a couple of friends who use spamarrest.com
blacklisting has failed.
whitelisting is the Way Forward. There are market solutions, or just tmda. I'm doing tmda now, plus a good whitelist, plus spf.
2008-04-22 04:06 pm (UTC)
TMDA is abuse
Sorry, but can I PLEASE urge people not to use TMDA. The idea of spamming all the poor innocent spoofed From addresses in spam with your "did you send this?" emails is just WRONG. Braindead wrong. The author of TMDA should be ashamed of himself.
2008-04-22 04:01 pm (UTC)
Spam here too
Yea, something must have changed with Google mail, because this is the first time I have ever gotten this stuff since moving our mail. I too woke up to a bunch, mostly foreign, junk mail.
2008-04-22 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's doing much much better if messages are sent directly to your gmail account, than if they're forwarded. I don't know why (well, I know some of it, but it doesn't explain such a huge difference).
2008-04-22 04:34 pm (UTC)
They're going straight to Google. Check my DNS.
And I verified in the headers that it's not going through mail.danga.com.
This is exactly why I stopped using Gmail after such a promising start.
2008-04-22 04:08 pm (UTC)
Gmail's filters just aren't very good
In fact I've always been confused why people think they are so great. I've always had LOADS of spam in my inbox on gmail.
But then I refuse to train it myself. You don't install an anti-virus product and expect to teach it what is a virus, so I don't expect to have to teach gmail what is spam.
2008-04-22 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Gmail's filters just aren't very good
I refuse to train it myself
How do you train it, other that pressing "Report spam" button instead of "Delete", which takes the same amount of effort ?
(Reporting spam really works in Gmail)
I just...don't have that problem with GMail. Looking at my inbox right now, I have zero spam. And I haven't moved anything out or filtered it automatically or anything.
Now, half of the email that comes to my GMail comes through a university alumni forwarding service that (I believe) runs spamassassin, but the other half comes straight in, so it's not like my GMail address isn't "out there" or anything.
I'm not sure what the difference is. I'm sure your e-mail address is more out there than mine, but still, I have 262 spam e-mails in my "Spam" Gmail folder and none in actual mail folders. Odd.
2008-04-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
262 messages in your Spam email box? Nice. I have 15,474.
2008-04-22 04:58 pm (UTC)
Very few problems here
I must admit I did have one spam enter my inbox earlier today, but apart from that it seems to be highly effective at filtering.
My only problem with Gmail is that it tends to put certain mails from mailing lists into the spam folder.
2008-04-22 05:13 pm (UTC)
I get a bunch of spam (less than you) but I've always blamed it on @danga.com forwarding confusing gmail. If you're not doing that, then I guess you're doomed. You could probably bring it up on an internal list.
2008-04-22 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'd echo that suggestion.
I loath email. mostly due to the insane amount of SPAM I used to get. I switched my personal domain to use Yahoo's "personal address" service and things got a lot better... my spam went down from 20+ a day to about 6.
Fuzz's mail server's been getting a ton of spam lately too. It doesnt help that im on the distro list for everything (support, questions etc).
I get quite a lot of spam. In a typical week, only a handful of messages (2-3) get missed by the filtering, but in the last 24 hours I've had at least 10 or 15 make it through to my inbox. Either it was a busy Monday for spammers or somebody is messing with the filtering.
My non-gmail email address has only received five spams this month despite my address being all over the net since the early 1990s. I'm mystified as to what I'm doing right. I use imap clients which don't load images by default instead of webmail clients, which may be helping.
i have no spam. really
I had about 6-7 sneak in.. looks like there's been a breakthrough in spam-bypass abilities