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skinner
25-07-2004, 09:49 AM
Has anyone else noticed a large increase of spam via Xtra
in the last week. I've gone from about one per week to about
20 odd per day. Very odd.

Thanks
Skinner

johnboy
25-07-2004, 10:17 AM
Same

Ladybug
25-07-2004, 11:08 AM
No - no difference here.

:) Bug

Baldy
25-07-2004, 11:16 AM
Yes I've noticed it too. Usually the Xtra spam filter is pretty efficient. Maybe there has been a slight problem at thier end

godfather
25-07-2004, 11:21 AM
Huge amount getting past the Orcon spam filter in the last few days as well.

As its a disposable address, I have set the filter to the most agressive setting which has now helped.

I suspect that the spammers have just got another level smarter with the composition of the emails, and they are harder to accurately detect as spam so more are getting through.

agent_24
25-07-2004, 11:24 AM
yea ive been having the same problem too

Poppa John
25-07-2004, 09:04 PM
Same with us , on Xtra, but getting thro their filters. If wishes came true there would be a lot of Eunuch spammers out there!!!! PJ

MrBeef
25-07-2004, 09:15 PM
yup, same here

Laura
25-07-2004, 09:32 PM
Xtra has let only one through (My instant university degree), but as it's the first for several weeks, I was surprised.
Out of interest, who else returns them via their spamreport system? (Details on the Xtra site) I have assumed it helps keep their filters up to date - hence a good idea..?

agent_24
25-07-2004, 09:38 PM
well i make a point of sending all the ones that get though to spamreport@xtra.co.nz

skinner
26-07-2004, 07:47 AM
Yes, I always return them to the spamreport.

Cheers
Skinner