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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.

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2 years ago

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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12 Messages

2 years ago

brewersfan73 No McAfee or Norton final warnings x10?

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108 Messages

2 years ago

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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8 Messages

2 years ago

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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13 Messages

2 years ago

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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108 Messages

2 years ago

@dj3183 Are you setting the filters on the "From" or "Subject"; setting filters on the "From" will not work.

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19 Messages

2 years ago

Yep, 'From" filters hardly work as most of the spammers hide their email from the mail service thus you cant even block it.  Subject line seems to be a crapshoot on whether it works or not by using "contains" parameter with words like antivirus or mcafee, etc.  The email comes in, it has a word in the subject spelled exactly like the filter rule and nothing.

Good luck.  I just delete the emails now. I have given up trying to write rules to cover for Yahoo/ATT failures.

Again, my work has a filter we can set where if there is no text in the body (aka, just an embedded picture or html code, etc) then we can turn it on to spam those emails. I wish yahoo offered that.

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13 Messages

2 years ago

“From”. But I also have filters set up to kick out any emails that have the word McAfee within the body of the email. But since the scammers use pictures instead of text in the body of the email, this filter can’t pick it up.

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2 years ago

Change to a different service. None of those types of emails even make it to my InBox. They are all trapped in my GrayMail folder where they are automatically deleted after 6 days. I just check my GrayMail folder once a week to make sure that something important didn't get trapped.

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108 Messages

2 years ago

I have been getting only one spam a day when using this immediately after receiving the spam.

This is a little complicated, work through it carefully, after doing the first one, it will be easy.

Most spam is coming through with a image which has a link connected to it:

1. Right click on the image and select "Copy link".
2. Open Notepad or any editor and paste the link.
3. The link may look like this:  
 http://abc.def.ghi.com.au/ select ghi.com.au
 http://abc.def.ghi.com/ select ghi.com
 https://xx.yy/ select xx.yy
4. Open a Command window (press Win + r and enter Cmd) and enter: spammer_address -4.
5. In your browser, open arin.net or lookup.icann.org (if arin doesn't find it) and enter the IP address you got from the ping in the search box.
6. Scroll through the returned information and look for an email address that begins with abuse@ and use it to send an email.
7. While in your yahoo email, right click and select "View raw message"; select and copy all the text and paste it into the email.
8. Add another To: in your email and enter abuse@att.net.
9. Put SPAM in the email subject and send it.

What this does is to inform the registrant of the linked address that there is spamming connected to it and there isn't any registrant that wants to be connected to spam.

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