___/ On Mon 22 May 2006 17:35:37 BST, [ Eric A. Meyer ] wrote : \___
I don't know what's going on but in the last 12 hours these guys
have been getting through Akismet with tons of spam.
I'm marking them manually, but still more get through. Something may
If it helps at all, I've been seeing the same thing with the same
kinds of messages. I've manually marked about 100 over the past few
days (which has left me seriously wishing for a way to mass-edit
messages as spam).
Mike has already alluded to this point, but change of a single figure in
the appropriate SQL query enables you to have as many messages as you wish
per page. Make use of the "invert selection facility". Make a
link/shortcut to your "Mass edit" page. Lastly, purge spam at fixed
intervals, e.g. once a day. I have been doing this for a long time and I
receive about 150 spam per day on my main blog, which I can still
This, paired with the astronomical increase in actual e-mail spam
that's been getting past SpamAssassin-- about 45% of my incoming mail
is spam, and it would be more like 95% if not for all the mailing
lists I'm on-- has me contemplating a career change. I hear truck
drivers make decent money.
I'm on the same boat, but SA continues to intercept almost all of the
spam. No false positives since it all began a year ago with the threshold
se at 8. Pair this with BoxTrapper or other C/R filter if you feel
courageous (but be selective account-wise). Put SpamAssassin on to to
reduce disruption to innocent addressees.
To make purging of SA-marked spam, make use of colour-based filters.
Colour your spam based on a number of criteria, e.g. target address (make
use of multiple addresses, not just boxes/folders). You can then just scan
the spam with your eyes. Takes me about 2 minutes for 500 E-mail
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