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Spam keywords

My spam folder had 360 emails in this morning. Instead of going through the lot I decided to try and whittle them down by searching on keywords. These seemed to fall into the following main categories, there is some overlap between them: Sex: viagra satisfy/satisfaction penis/pen1s Gambling: royale casino Spoofs: received reminder amazon skype verizon

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‘Castellum group’ Spam/phishing email

I had an interesting email today that caught me eye: despite being addressed directly to me and including pertinent information (i.e. correct geographic location) I am convinced that it is spam – although having looked online to see if anyone else has received anything similar I’ve found nothing. The reason for bothering to post this

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Diminishing returns of a Spam email

The above is a snapshot of the traffic to my site resulting from my post on a phishing email – the lows are the weekends, the highs Monday morning when they have obviously posted a fresh batch of their emails. It’s interesting to note the diminishing returns – presumably given that Spam emails by their

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Google Adwords phishing emails

In the last week I’ve started to get a number of emails from Google Adwords asking me to reactivate my account or variations on a theme. They’re phishing emails but very well done, it took a bit of investigation. Here’s the last one I got: This message was sent from a notification-only email address that

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Monday morning Spam count

Inbox: 594 new messages, of which 498 were Spam Spam folder: first thing it was at 2579; by the time I worked through my Inbox it was at 2654; by the time I’d got to the bottom of the list it was at 2667. There were 2 false positives, about average. It used to send

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Spammy results in google

The search results in Google now are typically VERY good, which is why I was so surprised to see a bad Spammy site at number 1 in the search results. Going back a few years there was a period of time when the results were plagued with this kind of stuff but I haven’t seen

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I wish email would hurry up and die

Today I received an email from an owner, here’s an extract: “we have used several web holiday agency sites over the years and this year we have tried out some new ones, some with enormous success. of the new ones we tried to get going two have been marked by a complete failire. yours is

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Monday morning Spam count

2620 emails to download. 2214 in my Spam folder 406 in my Inbox After going through my Inbox, of the 406 new emails, 78 remained, so 328 Spam emails got through my filter. Within the Spam folder there were 2 false positives, right at the end of the list. I thought for a minute it

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Asia domain name Spam

I’m expecting another round of Spam emails regarding your domain name being registered in Asia will be sent out around now – since my posting there has been a very regular pattern of people looking to see if there’s any information online about this: typically there is a Monday morning spike, with interest tailing off

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4,500 Spam emails, + Spam from Wayne?

It’s that time again, Monday morning, when I have to wade my way through the weekend’s Spam. Pretty bad this week, with 3,000+ emails in my Spam box and a further 1,500 in my inbox (my Spam filter apparently decided enough was enough and took a break). There were 4 false positives in my Spam

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