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Tue, Mar 1, 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.

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Perhaps you misunderstood me, tonydi. I'm not remotely interested in paying for + to see if it resolves itself. I'd use one of the other platforms as my primary account instead. It's just hard to ignore the correlation between the sudden influx of junk and the introduction of a paid service advertised on the premise of improved junk removal. Of that I am convinced and would be hard-pressed to believe otherwise. 

OttoPylot

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To continue beating this dead horse, the Yahoo email service is contracted to handle AT&T's email, as we all know. AT&T has no (unfortunately) control over how Yahoo handles spam or what their intentions are about offering the Yahoo + email service, which, from what I've read isn't much better than their regular service in controlling spam. The only real way, at this point in time, is to use another service for your email.

I only get about one spam email a day (usually from "Norton" or "Geek Squad" informing me that my subscriptions were just renewed. I just delete them and move on. However, when I go into my Gray Mail folder (which is held and never sent thru) there are about 20 or 30 other spam emails. I just delete those emails about once a week and I'm done with them. In fact, I don't really have to delete them at all because they will just disappear after a period of time. I just check the folder because of my morbid curiosity as to what's there.

tonydi

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Perhaps you misunderstood me, tonydi. I'm not remotely interested in paying for + to see if it resolves itself

I didn't misunderstand at all.  You brought that up as a reason this is all happening.  I pointed out how silly that idea is.  Maybe we should go with Russian hackers looking to deflect from the Ukraine conflict as multiple people have posted here.  Personally, if we're going to posit theories I'm going with Italian satellites attacking the email accounts.

tonydi

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So, is there a fix for all the SPAM?  In recent days I am now no longer able to BLOCK SENDERS---and anytime I add to SPAM it seems like we get an increase in Spam emails. @ATTHelp do you have a FIX for the INFLUX of Spam your customers are experiencing?

dellray

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@clzettler Only Yahoo can stop the spam and they will not, they are trying to sell "Yahoo Plus" for $5 a month and ATT doesn't care. You cannot block senders because the sender is fake and changes with every email. The only way you have a chance is using Yahoo's spam filter: Go online and log into your email account, select "Settings" (gear icon) on the right side, select "More settings" and select filter. What I have been doing is using a key word out of the email subjects and at this time I have over 50 filters and I still get spammed.

tonydi

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@clzettler   There is no "fix" except when Yahoo undoes whatever it did that stopped these spam emails from either being blocked completely, or sent to your Spam folder. 

they are trying to sell "Yahoo Plus" for $5 a month

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dellray

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Make sure that you put any preceding single character that exists before the filter even if it is a blank space, if there isn't a preceding characters, of course you don't put anything.

tonydi

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I'd love to see the full headers to any piece of spam that is bypassing the Subject filter.

dellray

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I have had it happen, but I can't give you a header right now because I can't remember which one it was for sure, I just know the word was "Subscription", I had the filter as "subscription" and when I changed the "s" to "S" it worked.

BTW, I think I have figured out how to shut the spammer down after doing some testing today, but I will wait until tomorrow before posting the method, it is a little complicated using the IP address of the link attached to the image in the spam.

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Same here. AT&T is worthless when it comes to customer support. Surely everyone has figured that out by now. As someone else has pointed out below, they are pointing the finger at Yahoo, knowing good and well that we have no ability to call Yahoo about this problem. I have been on the phone with AT&T three times in the last week. They don't have a clue why this is happening. I am so tired of AT&T, having to wait at least one hour for someone to answer the phone, then not having them understand me (and visa versa) that I discontinued all f my services with them, I would change my email if it wasn't such a pain to do so.

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brewersfan73 No McAfee or Norton final warnings x10?

dellray

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Just got a SPAM from yahoo wanting me to try Yahoo Plus; I sent it to abuse@att.net and went online and moved it to my spam folder from trash.

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I would prefer to filter out keywords. Like “mcafee”.   

Any email that contains that keyword, and the daily emails telling me it’s my last chance to renew a service I don’t even use, would go right to Spam

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To be clear, that’s the way my filters are set up, but they keep coming through. It’s like setting up filters doesn’t even matter now. To give an example, I have set up filters to send emails to trash if they contain the words: 

“McAfee”

”McAfee <>”

”<>”

or ”< >”

Yet, they continue to hit my INBOX. So what happened? Does the Yahoo platform utilized by AT&T mail, not even pay attention to filters that we have all set up anymore? Has Yahoo done this on purpose so that you have to pay for their “upgraded email service”? Does AT&T not give a crap? I think we all know that last question is rhetorical and a resounding “YES”!

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