I am getting more of the virus renewal scam now. It is going straight into my Spam Folder where I can erase the junk without opening it.
I have just checked my webmail account. A spam item was present displaying the red flag that the filter had attached. On the face of it, the filter is working. I was unsure earlier because the red flag was not displayed on the spam in my MAIL application; but since it is showing in my webmail account and the spam is landing in my Spam Folder, that's a success. Early days but we love and learn - hopefully!
Well done Dave, this actually works. It's sent 20+ to the spam folder in a day and missed one that had a different date. At first I thought this filter will send ALL my email to the spam folder but it's only binned the junk so far 🙂
Trying this now myself as I've been (for around 2 weeks) mashed by spam like McAFee and Norton, and all sorts of others. Just cannot understand why Virgin wash their hands of this and allow their customers to suffer. I will report back when hopefully my spam folder starts filling up.
Great! All my notifications about Norton, Symantec "expiry" etc. now disappear into the spam folder and never reach me.
I suppose the scammers/spammers will eventually use a different template for the scam and this trick will stop working, but they clearly send out millions of these every day and either don't have the intelligence or desire to change it.
So glad I found this, shame Virgin can't act on things their customers work out. 😉