We’re told that spam makes up a huge percentage of emails sent, 94% was the last time estimate and my 30-day old spam folder with 121,625 messages in it professes to this.
Living our lives through Google mail as we do, we’ve been existing in a state of near spam-free bliss.
Gmail just catches spam mails – or it did until recently.
The last couple of days has seen a big upsurge in the number of spam messages dancing their way around Google’s spam filtering and popping up their ugly little heads in inboxes.
The cat and mouse battle between spammers and anti-spammers continues without end of course, but what is noticeable about this spam burst is the intensity of the successful attack, as you can see from the image. This morning my inbox is rammed with the stuff, all offering the same thing – Viagra-style ‘improvements.’
The subject titles are varied, from the humorous “Hang out with your wang out,” to the frankly medical “Fill your erectile tissue.”
Ding, ding. Second out … on to the next round in the spam battle.