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Old May 24th 04, 07:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mel
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For some reason I have hundreds of spam in my in box. Nothing new there you
say, but all of them have a future date, some as late as 14th june.

Is this some new trick of the spammers

TIA

Mel.


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Old May 24th 04, 10:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy M Jenkins
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Mel wrote:
For some reason I have hundreds of spam in my in box. Nothing new there you
say, but all of them have a future date, some as late as 14th june.

Is this some new trick of the spammers


Sure is. Most people will have their email inbox sorted by descending
date. Putting a future date on the email tries to get their spam at the
top of your inbox where it is more noticable.

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Andy M Jenkins

UK Broadband Usergroup http://www.uk-bug.net
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Old May 24th 04, 11:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Wilson
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For some reason I have hundreds of spam in my in box. Nothing new there you
say, but all of them have a future date, some as late as 14th june.


Have you tried to use any spam filtering software ?

I like mailwasher personally - it handles the ~550 per day I get quite
efficiently, but K9 from www.keir.net and some of the other free bayesian
filtering systems can be very effective.

I prefer mailwasher as I don`t have to download the crap before I delete
it - the others generally force you to download the lot (viruses and all)
before it can filter them - depending on how good your virus checker is,
downloading them can be a pain in the ass with all the alerts :-}

I`ve got some of the old betas without the one-account limit online, as
well as some example filters (which i`ve since added to but not updated
yet - most of which trap similar names or entire netblocks from China)
online he

www.phoenixbbs.co.uk

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Old May 25th 04, 12:54 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan Clifford
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On Mon, 24 May 2004, Andy M Jenkins wrote:

AMJ Mel wrote:
AMJ For some reason I have hundreds of spam in my in box. Nothing new there you
AMJ say, but all of them have a future date, some as late as 14th june.
AMJ
AMJ Is this some new trick of the spammers
AMJ
AMJ Sure is. Most people will have their email inbox sorted by descending
AMJ date. Putting a future date on the email tries to get their spam at the
AMJ top of your inbox where it is more noticable.
AMJ
AMJ

I filter for dates in the future and the past and consider it all to be
spam.

--
Alan

( If replying by mail, please note that all "sardines" are canned.
There is also a password autoresponder but, unless this a very
old message, a "tuna" will swim right through. )

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Old May 25th 04, 02:35 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian Stirling
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Alan Clifford wrote:
On Mon, 24 May 2004, Andy M Jenkins wrote:

AMJ Mel wrote:
AMJ For some reason I have hundreds of spam in my in box. Nothing new there you
AMJ say, but all of them have a future date, some as late as 14th june.
AMJ
AMJ Is this some new trick of the spammers
AMJ
AMJ Sure is. Most people will have their email inbox sorted by descending
AMJ date. Putting a future date on the email tries to get their spam at the
AMJ top of your inbox where it is more noticable.
AMJ
AMJ

I filter for dates in the future and the past and consider it all to be
spam.


Well, that's one way round the spam problem.
What do you do about mail that comes in exactly on time?
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Old May 25th 04, 09:43 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Chris Watts
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"Alan Clifford" wrote in message
lifford.ac...
On Mon, 24 May 2004, Andy M Jenkins wrote:

I filter for dates in the future and the past and consider it all to be
spam.


Careful about ones in the past. I get occassional periods when e-mail
forwarded from my domain hoster is delayed by a few days.

Chris


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Old May 26th 04, 01:18 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan Clifford
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On Tue, 25 May 2004, Chris Watts wrote:

CW
CW "Alan Clifford" wrote in message
CW lifford.ac...
CW On Mon, 24 May 2004, Andy M Jenkins wrote:
CW
CW I filter for dates in the future and the past and consider it all to be
CW spam.
CW
CW Careful about ones in the past. I get occassional periods when e-mail
CW forwarded from my domain hoster is delayed by a few days.
CW
CW Chris
CW
CW
CW

I use 16 days in the past and 5 days in the future as limits. It's not
catching much at the moment but it catches a few.

--
Alan


( If replying by mail, please note that all "sardines" are canned.
There is also a password autoresponder but, unless this a very
old message, a "tuna" will swim right through. )

 




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