Crazy amount of spam coming through the last couple weeks...been a shaw cusomer for years and this is a new issue/change in their filtering.
@margomay -- this is a new issue/change in their filtering
I disagree. I think that it is a spammer who is using some techniques that the Shaw filters were not catching.
Because the spammer's E-mail lacks words like "widow" & "African prince" & "millions" & "modalities" & "transfer", the remaining words are not matched by the filters.
When I view the E-mail headers of the messages that I received, the E-mail ID in the "Reply-To" header is always the same. So, I added my own "filter" to look for that characteristic.
However, I have been marking these emails with Reply to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' as spam for weeks now, as I assume have many others. It just keeps coming.
I am unclear as to why I should need to be creating a filter for this. If your filters can truly 'learn' or if any resources at Shaw are actually attempting to limit spam then why has Shaw not starting filtering these emails weeks ago?
I understand that I can create a filter for this but why should I need to create my own spam filter for emails with a clear pattern that Shaw should have started to filter as spam weeks ago?
I haven’t found anything in common with these emails to be able to create an effective filter. The email addresses are all different and nonsense, they purposely misspell the common keywords and they use images. In the meantime, I will keep marking them as spam and hope that Shaw can come up with an effective solution. Interestingly, none of these email are hitting my Gmail account.