Gmail+Spam

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Ted Myers
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Hello, If you were a person who sent 'Spam' to an individual and know what can be done to it. I.E.
1, goes in Spam folder but totally ignored and gets auto deleted after 30 days. (other providers, hotmail.com & live.co.uk auto delete in 10 days).
2, report as phishing.
3, set a filter to delete the message.
4, just delete it after steps 2&3.
This is one spam mail I got today (I added the 3 XXX) BJAFS9VVU.BJAFS9VVU@bjafsXXX9vvu.us
Would you use the same unaltered address to send another email to the same user????
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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Ted Myers wrote:
12 Jan 2021, 14:24
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Would you use the same unaltered address to send another email to the same user????
I don't think any Spammer worth his salt gives two figs about what might potentially happen to their emails, all they are interested in is sending out as many emails to as many email addresses as they can.
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Hello Leif, I was wondering if a Spammer would use the same address they had already used to the same target address???
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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Spammers often randomly change the subject line and from address of their emails, to make it a bit harder for simple pattern matching defences. But they certainly can send millions of emails from the same address, they are all different people with a variety of tools and motivations.
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Hello StuartR, at present, I have about 50 filters all different addresses set to be deleted. Do you know if there is a limit????
Their is no sense attempting to block them, as they then reappear in the Spam folder.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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Ted Myers wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 16:10
Hello StuartR, at present, I have about 50 filters all different addresses set to be deleted. Do you know if there is a limit????
Their is no sense attempting to block them, as they then reappear in the Spam folder.
Do you mean you have filters set to specific SPAM sender's addresses? Personally, I would consider that pretty futile as they can use a near-infinite number of addresses, and that's before you get onto them spoofing them.

Do you mark (report) the SPAM you receive in your inbox as such?
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I have removed all of the filters that ended .us as in my first post.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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Setting filters is exactly what I meant when I used the term "simple pattern matching defences", this is pretty much a waste of time.
Marking every SPAM as spam should help gmail to do a better job of filtering these for you.
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Hello StuartR, so far my modus operandi is working (almost) as the amount of Spam I've been getting has decreased from 10 to 2 a day.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
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