[clug] OT: gmail spam filter totally broken

Bill Clarke llib at computer.org
Tue Sep 30 04:19:08 GMT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 15:01, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> 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.

I think that is 3 isn't it? not 2?

And you're welcome Brett.  btw. the gmail googler in question is a
former Canberran.


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