SPAM



  • All of us here on ML know that SPAM is illegal and potentially dangerous.

    And that no legitimate business would do it.

    So my question is ... why do I still get some much of it from legitimate looking companies? What are they thinking?



  • The same thing that the Nigerian prince is thinking when he sends me email.

    There is no way to enforce the law, and the laws that do exist aren't reported enough to not make it worth-while for the business to not spam.



  • It's just insane how much stuff filters through all the SPAM filters.

    Frustrating...



  • @BRRABill said in SPAM:

    So my question is ... why do I still get some much of it from legitimate looking companies? What are they thinking?

    They are not, not thinking at all.

    Or they are thinking that the benefits outweigh the penalties, which is often true 😞 Thank your grandma for clicking the link bait and making spamming you worthwhile.



  • @BRRABill said in SPAM:

    It's just insane how much stuff filters through all the SPAM filters.

    Frustrating...

    I get almost zero on O365's filters.



  • @DustinB3403 said in SPAM:

    There is no way to enforce the law...

    This only applies to non-US spammers. If it is a legit business doing business in the US, go after them. You can get them for SPAM.



  • Office 365 has some fairly good builtin filters. I still had to add some domains manually, and filter out using keywords.
    Once we ditch o365 and went back to full in-house exchange, you can really fine tune this stuff to keep out most of it. Turn your reject on SCL to 5 or maybe lower then whitelist servers you get legit email from. Add many text pattern filters to remove the worthless contract staffing and industry list emails. Also add an attachment filter to stop lots of types of attachments from coming through. Add a SenderID reject and spf hard fails so people cant send emails purporting to be from your domain to your users.
    Went from people getting dozens of spam each day(most users) to maybe 2 messages a day for a handful of people. Once you start this campaign of aggression, it helps to have a quarantine mailbox where mails can be sent if youre not sure they are spam or not. You can then release them if they are not spam, or delte them if they are.


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