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New spammer tricks

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#1 Juliasdream


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:32 AM

I use Thunderbird for my emails and I have email accounts with GMX which was taken over by 1&1 which seems to have a very good anti spam system

Only over the last few months I have noticed a new trick spammers have started using to defeat the system

I find that the best way to register an email sender as a spammer is to go to the online version of GMX and do it there since doing it within Thunderbird doesn't stop it at source


Their trick is quite simple. They date each email for an earlier time. At the moment they are using dates in Jan 2016 and now I'm getting 16 a day

I sought help from GMX but their response was very general and told me to set up rules/filters but I could find none that were relevant to cover such emails from earlier dates 


Using the normal method which seem to work fine for other spams has no effect. They just keep coming


I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem and if they found a solution



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

Deletion works for me.  I use a webmail account and then review all contents...semd the ones I want to my webmail iInbox...then download from that Inbox to my Thunderbird client on my system.



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