Tryed to filter augold@ on gmail worked for about 2 weeks then gmail decided that anything with augold in it was what i wanted DELETED and took everything with AUGOLDminer@
Most 95% of the spam i can not filter has IPs in China, Romania, Russia, and Africa. and MOST are in foreign languages. MANY just show ?????? in the emails.
I have a simple little program on my computer that pops up a conformation box any time i send a email. This stops any spambots from using my computer. As i have to confirm all outgoing emails. And yes they have tryed a few times.
IF THIS WAS REQUIRED BY ALL EMAIL COMPANIES SPAMBOTS WOULD NOT WORK ANYMORE.
Any spammer using a ip in the UK US AU OR CANADA get a copy forwarded to the holder of the IP ADDRESS. Plus spamhaus. If that does not work the owner of the server gets signed up for every spam i can find to sign him up for. i just love to sign them up for morgage offers as i can use there phone number. and mailing address.
I think he is complaining about people whose blockers will not allow anything into their mail.
It does not delete it, it just sits there till THEY get around to reading it and decide "Oh, Yeah, this is the guy I asked about buying this thing." Then they unblock you, you are accepted into the "Inner Circle".
Usually it is people who are trying to buy something I have offered. "Can you send me a picture?" "Sure, here it is."
Sorry, the recipient requires that you be preapproved to ..(and this part is made up)...
speak with such an important person as I. I may be trying to buy something from you for less than it sells for, but that does not mean that I have to speak with ANYBODY that knows my e-mail address, SUCH AS FORUMS I HABITUATE, ON WHICH I POST MY ADDRESS.
IF you wish to buy any of the few things I offer, and if I mail you and get that crap back, from here on, you just lost your place in line.
Augold, you can block specific countries. In your Blocked Senders list you add:
etc etc. Just add "star/dot" & the 2 letter country designation. I have at least 15 countries blocked, those 4 of just the ones that popped into my head without looking up the others. I know I also have Nigeria, Ghana, China & Indonesia on my list
"All i want is a filter system that only allows email from countries that i approve
That means anything not from the US. UK. AU. CANADA. WOULD BE BLOCKED. "
That wouldn't help much, hate to say it guys but the USA is well known globally as the worst source of spam. :-
You can also do some research about "spamford wallace" and other such known spammers who openly trade in the US.
A us court went against the english guys who run spamhaus when a spammer brought a suit against them in a us court.
I have a hand in some mail servers for large companies, and tuning spam assassin is one of my least favourite jobs as it will sooner or later delete something even if you have the probability level really high. Then it wont matter how many hundred thousand hours its saved the company by removing the crap, that one mail will cause the pointy haired bosses to go into overload...
I worked a place once that had offices in 400 countries, and the spam killer ate one bad mail destined for a senior exec, so he demanded it be disabled worldwide "until it can be made to work correctly". He was pretty high up, and it was a case of he hath spake therefore it will be done, despite our attempts to reason.
It was off for about a day in the end before the baying masses got so sick he had to go back on his decree and let us turn it back on.
Whitelisting is a pain, and I don't bother to try and get on someones whitelist by sending the crafted mail either. Id like to just shoot all the scum bottom feeders known as spammers. And we could do humanity a service by doing the same to people who buy from spam adverts, since they're stupid enough to trust someone who has to lie his way into the inbox with their cash, its probably a service to evolution anyway.
/rant - wandering slightly o/t
Yes George, and when that happens I never reply to or attempt to contact them again. They are non existant as they wish to be as far as I am concerned, after all, that's the way they want it.
Rick blocking the senders Top Level Domain does not block mail from those countries it only blocks mail which claims to be from those countries.
The from field in email is arbitrary the sender can say it is from anybody existing or otherwise. The field the sender can not lie about is the IP address reported by your ISP's Mail transfer agent, to effectively block by country the mail filter has to compare the netblock of this IP address with the netblocks of excluded countries.
augoldminer sorry I can't offer any sugestions with Gmail I am used to pop mail clients running on the local machine (your computer) if you can configure gmail to send the mail to your computer then the local mail client should have no trouble filtering it, my favourite mail client in windows was pegasus mail but mozilla mail works OK. As for your spam being in foreign languages, you are lucky it is much easier to filter as it is different to your regular mail. Check out bayesian filters, mozilla mail, popfile and I think later versions of pegausus mail have them, there are numerous commercial and free software filters which use this technique they do need a regular pop mail account though.
Had to bump up.
Just had a member ask me (by email not private message) about Rockford lathes. Wrote a page long reply. Bounced back because he did not ad me to his email list
Maybe we should send a "test" email before typing helpful responses, to see if it goes thru or not, but even that is too much PITA really.
Well, I don't suppose that I'm supposed to do this, but I use several gmail accounts - each for a different purpose. I get about 50-60 spams a day on the one I use only for eBay. Gmail catches 99% of them. The rest of my gmail accounts vary from 0 to 4 per day and gmail catches them all.
It is a pain though to try and get through someone's spam blocker. The one I'm trying to get through now won't accept its own protocol.
Maybe I'm not as against capital punishment as I thought I was.