Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

GMail Spam

GMail's anti-spam seems completely ineffective. This is what I woke up to this morning, after 8 hours of sleep:

7 messages I care about (only 1, really, but 6 I'll glance at), and 18 spams.

I was doing better when I was running my own mail server. :( If I look at the headers of these emails, a good number come from home DHCP users. My rule on my mail server, with a few false positives, was that sending email from IPs that reversed as home ISPs just wasn't allowed. Spam went to almost zero.

Also lols on how many of these messages have headers like:

X-IronPort-Anti-Spam-Filtered: true

Good job. I hope that header was faked and not actually IronPort's bragging.

What to do? I really hate mail.
Tags: hate, tech
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