TWSD: Adapt to filters

This morning the new Yahoo! CEO posted about changes to Yahoo! mail. I logged into one of my Yahoo accounts to check and see if I had access to the new Yahoo! mail client yet. I don’t, but I did notice that spammers have adapted to the new Yahoo model of disabling filters in the mail folder. Most of the mail in my inbox has, at the very top of the message “Click not spam to enable links!”

My favorite has to be the animated gif of how to click “not spam.”

Spammers spend so much time and energy compensating for filters, hopping IP addresses, rotating through domains, and specially creating mail for different ISPs. I have to wonder, though, if they would waste less time by sending opt-in mail.


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