On 2013-05-24 13:26, swerdna wrote:
> I get about 200 emails a day with my classical thunderbird interface and
> pop technology, about 100 are spam, about 70 from the Forums and about
> 30 are private or business. It’s a huge distraction and annoyance
> culling the spam. I don’t know how to improve it so I’m slowly changing
> to a bunch of gmail accounts, hoping that Google will control the spam.
> I wish someone would invent something better.
Weird… years ago I did get hundreds of spam posts. Now, almost none.
Except a few I’m getting to know “intimately” :-p
(my spam mail filters work pretty well, most of these are detected.
I get so few that I actually look at them to see who they are)
The spam I get come from a few persistent individual enterprises. One
pesky one (Sally from * at vcom.hk) insists on selling HDMI cables,
sending their entire catalog in a large attachment weighting a total of
2.4 MiB. Spam filters often ignore big emails, they are not analyzed at
all because of the cpu penalty… And this one subscribes to a few
opensuse.org mail lists, and sends its garbage to everybody. I have
complained about this to suse, to no avail (attachments were forbidden
by policy, should be automatically rejected).
This is the only one that bothers me - on occasion I have to use a
limited internet connection, limited to 500MB/month - so getting six of
those is a pain.
Interestingly, I can not filter them out in gmail - gmail thinks it is
spam, but as it matches the labels of the opensuse list sorting, it is
There is some else that thinks I’m in the dog food business.
Another one (genixinfo) sends technical stuff in Brasillian Portuguese,
which I don’t read. He even sent an email one day telling that he was
changing mail address, so please whitelist his new emails. Nice of him.
Now they are all blacklisted, of course.
Maybe it is an individual that thinks the stuff really interests me, or
that I subscribed, but in Portuguese? Impossible.
Then there are other types. I’m subscribed to a site that sends job
offers. But they also started to send commercial posts with offers from
local business, without me opting-in for those. It took me a while to
find out where they come from. I opted-out, but they are still coming.
So I blacklisted them (* chtah.com).
Even Novell! Yes, I got a few from them, to. I think managed to convince
them I did not want those emails, I opted out.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)