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large increase in Spam emails

I have suddenly started receiving many 'Spam' emails from Security companies, eg Norton, Mcafee, and others, telling me my security package has expired, when I don't even have one with any of these companies, as I am protected by AVG

Can anyone help ?

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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Spam originates from various nefarious entities and some are better than others. Currently a vast majority of the spam I receive comes from the less skilled where it is either a newsletter or contains an invalid send date. View the source of a few of the spam emails and look for the following headers:

  • List-Id:
  • Date: with a value of Wed4 Oct 2020

Which ones are present?

FYI: to view the source of an email in webmail select the email then > View source

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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Hello,

Myself and my partner are also getting the same kind of emails daily from so called Security Companies.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.

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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Thx very insightful person I found the header Wed4Oct2020 - which means what ?

 

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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Have a read of the thread 'My Spam Solution'. There is a discussion and an explanation.

For me, the main thing is that the solution works and does not appear to have negative side effects. Once Spammers work out there is a defence against their cannon balls, maybe they will start digging new tunnels underground; but we can enjoy the respite while it lasts!

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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Either the filter rule suggested by @ahrbee or that following will work to identify those emails with an invalid sent date as spam:
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Re: large increase in Spam emails

Many thanks for the advice and I've done as instructed. Hopefully this will work.

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