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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 9:20 PM

Recent massive failure in Sp*m filtering

About three weeks ago, I started getting flooded with Sp*m. I have spoken with other ATT based e-mail users who have experienced the same. It looks like Current/Yahoo stopped filtering Sp*m. There does not seem to be a way to contact either of those companies to get the issue resolved. Can someone at ATT help us out. It is nearly a third of my e-mail at this point. Setting filters does not help because senders never use the same domain twice.

OttoPylot

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6 months ago

1 today and 10 yesterday, but nothing hit my In-Box, so basically no spam 😉.

tonydi

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6 months ago

Are we really all going to start posting a running tally of how many pieces of spam we get each day?  🙄

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6 months ago

STOP THE NEW SPAM FLOOD COLD:

Lately there's a relentless spambot sending us spam with NO SENDER ADDRESS. The spam says its from Mcafee or Walmart or Ace but there is NO FULL EMAIL Sender Address in the header, therefore, there is no email address that the Yahoo Spam Robot can block. Marking these messages as Spam does nothing; they fly right by.

On your PC (my phone doesnt show all settings), go to Settings, More Settings, and set up a filter to send all these NO SENDER ADDRESS emails to Trash. Any email that does not have a full email address from which it was sent is TRASH. Every legit email has the "@" symbol. So SET A FILTER that sends emails without the @ symbol to the Trash Folder. Your new filter will read as follows:

Deliver to "Trash" if From does not contain "@"

Hope this helps!

edcuccia

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6 months ago

Over 50 now, most all of them going directly into my inbox, not spam folder.  My phone battery is down to 95%, because of the constant alerts of the spam going into my inbox. 

If Yahoo would just turn the filters or whatever back on for them to be diverted to my online spam box, I would have no issue.  But the fact that they have completely turned off all of the filtering, says a lot!

OttoPylot

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6 months ago

@tonydi  I certainly hope not. I just posted mine as an example of what another email provider can accomplish. I agree, there really isn't a point in posting numbers. Nothing will change.

dellray

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6 months ago

I give up on yahoo ever fixing things, so I set up Thunderbird to delete any message that has a comma in From and now I never see any spam because T'bird empties the trash at night when my PC restarts as scheduled, but I do check the online spam folder to make sure that legitimate emails get through.

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6 months ago

@Dfjulien that filter seems to work for me so far - I hope it sticks! Thanks!

On your PC (my phone doesnt show all settings), go to Settings, More Settings, and set up a filter to send all these NO SENDER ADDRESS emails to Trash. Any email that does not have a full email address from which it was sent is TRASH. Every legit email has the "@" symbol. So SET A FILTER that sends emails without the @ symbol to the Trash Folder. Your new filter will read as follows:

Deliver to "Trash" if From does not contain "@"

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6 months ago

I've been watching this post and several related posts over the past several months. The two largest, most active, and most viewed posts (including this one) have logged 500+ more views over the past three days. This is a massive jump in views over just a few days. My assumption is that a whole lot more people are being adversely affected by the Yahoo spam debacle and are looking for answers, coupled with the giant sector of people affected since March 2022 who are checking back for status updates.

Just want to give a shout-out to tonydi for jumping in at times to remind people that the new Yahoo Plus paid service upgrade does nothing to resolve the problem. Yahoo's pop-up continues to promote the paid service when emails are marked as spam, with language that promises to fix the problem. False advertising at its worst.  

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6 months ago

This is not some Yahoo plot to sell services, if the services don’t fix the problem.  It’s a failure of the Yahoo Spamkill Bot to kill spam with no proper From address. Setting a filter which sends all emails with no “@“ symbol in the “From” address to the Trash folder, fixes the problem.  We all should do that.

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6 months ago

Here is what peeps are talking about. When you look at the raw messege of these spam emails, they are injected into the system, there is no sending email:

Received: from 10.220.167.226
 by atlas110.sbc.mail.ne1.yahoo.com with HTTPS; Sat, 13 Aug 2022 20:55:35 +0000
Return-Path: <>

You can see that the return path is blank. This will stop 90% of the SPAMs. Those with actual
sender emails ATT will still let thru.

Other option is to make a GMAIL account and then use GMAIL's gmailify option in settings to link
your ATT account. Thus you are using the GMAIL interface to basically send and receive your ATT email.
And GMAIL blocks like 99.9 spam emails as they care about users.
That is because Gmail is waaaaaaay smarter than Yahoo/ATT.

Simply creating a filter as mentioned above where sender does not contain @ will eliminate 90% of the problem
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