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    severe drop in spam

    Anyone else notice a lot less spam this week? Especially in the past few days, I've hardly gotten any spam from my website address. I even sent an email from my work this morning to make sure it was still working.

    Did spam assassin get updated? Did they pass some new laws or something? Or are all the spammers on vacation this week?

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    Lull before the storm

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    Possibly... I just thought it was weird... this is the least amount of spam I've gotten in years.

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    Actually, I've noticed a rise in spam this week. *shrug*

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    I had a definite and precise drop in spam which seemed to happen immediately. I'd get all sorts of stupid stuff like ways to make money, new offers and all the typical lines. I just kept ignoring them as usual. We'll they slowed down. I rarely have to deal with them in the inbox anymore; it's been nice but weird. I have almost thought SPAM was a thing of the pass for me(except for the light trickle I get ocassionally).

    This has been going on for me for longer than a week. I don't think it's since I'm forwarding from a cPanel account either because I have no filters on(I don't know if cPanel filter stuff automatically like Google Mail). Nothing directly sends to my private address; it all passes through a webmail client.
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    its about the same as it always was for me....

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Same here. I never get spam anyway, so the drop in spam levels went right past me
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    Yes, there have been less spam the last couple of days, but the last 6 months have been better overall. Perhaps my mail provider is filtering the mail better or something. But I wouldn't say it's a big problem -- as long my mailbox isn't filled up SpamBayes takes care of the spam locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    Actually, I've noticed a rise in spam this week. *shrug*
    The storm before the lull before the storm?

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    Oh, about the drop in spam, I've been running with my recruiter a lot lately so I haven't been at my computer sending junk mail.

    Wait until I get to boot camp.
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    over the past few days I've been hit hard by spam... only in my hotmail account though... not much has changed in my gmail account...
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    today alone I got 37 pieces of spam in my school account. BTW, for 3 years I had ZERO spam at my school mail, and then the system got "compromised" and all hell broke lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    today alone I got 37 pieces of spam in my school account. BTW, for 3 years I had ZERO spam at my school mail, and then the system got "compromised" and all hell broke lose.
    the administrator sold all your email addresses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    the administrator sold all your email addresses?
    hence the quotes around "compromised".

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