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Re: [OT] Yahoo SBC Mail Server and Spam

Beauregard T. Shagnasty
W. eWatson wrote (a non-Thunderbird issue):

> If I go to the Yahoo mail server to see if good messages have been
> routed there along with the spam, I often see the same old spam
> getting re-routed there.

Spammers often send the same stuff multiple times. Look at the headers,
and you will see each is a separate unique message.

> I would think the Yahoo spam filter would be smart enough by now to
> not even allow it to get that far.

Sounds like a question for your Yahoo support group. There might even be
some options you could set at your Yahoo account settings. "Straight to
Trash" maybe?

> I've noticed of late that the amount of spam getting down to my TB
> Inbox has increased. Not sure why that would be. Several such
> messages again are just duplicates of what have gotten there before.
> Seems like the same problem as above.

Seems logical that the more spam you receive at the Yahoo servers, the
more just might make is past their spam filters and into your Inbox.
From there, Thunderbird should be able to deal with it. Very few spam
emails are missed by T-bird's own Bayesian filtering system, at least in
my experience.

> Is there some way I can set something to improve it?

Sounds like a question for your Yahoo support group.

> I have heard on the news lately that businesses who for no apparent
> reason ask you for your e-mail address. I refuse if they don't have a
> good reason. Apparently, they sell these addresses to some large
> group that uses them to mail out advertisements for their clients.

..and the gullible will continue to supply them with fodder.

Non-Thunderbird issue cross-posted to and follow-up set to:
mozilla.general

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Re: [OT] Yahoo SBC Mail Server and Spam

W. eWatson-2
On 4/4/2011 9:35 AM, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

> W. eWatson wrote (a non-Thunderbird issue):
>
>> If I go to the Yahoo mail server to see if good messages have been
>> routed there along with the spam, I often see the same old spam
>> getting re-routed there.
>
> Spammers often send the same stuff multiple times. Look at the headers,
> and you will see each is a separate unique message.
>
>> I would think the Yahoo spam filter would be smart enough by now to
>> not even allow it to get that far.
>
> Sounds like a question for your Yahoo support group. There might even be
> some options you could set at your Yahoo account settings. "Straight to
> Trash" maybe?
>
>> I've noticed of late that the amount of spam getting down to my TB
>> Inbox has increased. Not sure why that would be. Several such
>> messages again are just duplicates of what have gotten there before.
>> Seems like the same problem as above.
>
> Seems logical that the more spam you receive at the Yahoo servers, the
> more just might make is past their spam filters and into your Inbox.
>  From there, Thunderbird should be able to deal with it. Very few spam
> emails are missed by T-bird's own Bayesian filtering system, at least in
> my experience.
>
>> Is there some way I can set something to improve it?
>
> Sounds like a question for your Yahoo support group.
>
>> I have heard on the news lately that businesses who for no apparent
>> reason ask you for your e-mail address. I refuse if they don't have a
>> good reason. Apparently, they sell these addresses to some large
>> group that uses them to mail out advertisements for their clients.
>
> ..and the gullible will continue to supply them with fodder.
>
> Non-Thunderbird issue cross-posted to and follow-up set to:
> mozilla.general
>
Sure wish I knew how to find their Forum? I got some apparent look alike
a few years ago, which was of questionable use.
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Re: [OT] Yahoo SBC Mail Server and Spam

Beauregard T. Shagnasty
W. eWatson wrote:

> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
>> Sounds like a question for your Yahoo support group.
>
> Sure wish I knew how to find their Forum? I got some apparent look
> alike a few years ago, which was of questionable use.

A quick search turned up this page; may be of use:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/

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