I read with interest the recent thread on the Wisconsin Bar Association’s Practice 411 list regarding the recent outbreak of spam. I have noticed it recently as well. The latest round of spam uses lots of unrelated words in a single sentence for the subject. The body is composed of a graphic with random noise in the image to help it avoid detection by spam filters. I have what I consider to be a fantastic spam filter (MXLogic) and some of these are still getting through to me.
Argh! As I was writing this post I just got another one! The subject of this one “This way, of hosts call for beryl, the rough valley.” Same stupid black graphic I have seen 15 times during the last week. Who do they think will be fooled by this? This post might turn into a rant if another one comes in.
Tonight, I downloaded a “Delete as Spam” toolbar button from MXLogic for Outlook. The nature of this new round of spam is very hard for filters to catch but at least now I will have the satisfaction of flagging it as such.