[clug] OT: gmail spam filter totally broken

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon Sep 29 22:01:06 GMT 2008

Brett Worth wrote:
> Robin Shannon wrote:
>> 2008/9/18 Brett Worth <brett at worth.id.au>:
>>> lonniemo wrote:
>>>> I'm also getting hit with a ton of spam in my personal account's inbox over
>>>> the last 24 hours. It's usually very good for me too.
>>> That's good news that it's not just me.   Oh well, misery likes company.
>>> Brett
>> A bit late but what the hell: Yeah I got a ton of spam that lasted for
>> a couple of days as well.
> There's a bit of an epilogue to this.
> Someone on this list, Bill Clarke (oh and thanks Bill)  sent a message to a friend of his
> in google telling him of my plight.  This person contacted me asking for some samples of
> my spam so I sent him 52 messages from the previous 24hrs.   As it turned out this problem
> had just been fixed and was only seen by those who forward mail addressed to a different
> domain to gmail.  The spam dried up within a couple of hours.
> So Bill actually knew the exact person who could do something about the problem.  I wonder
> if that guy in google knows Kevin Bacon.

Actually, I know Bill, and a friend of mine used to work with Kevin. 
That gives Bill a Bacon factor of at most two.


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