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Jun 15, 2022 at 8:12pm
Edited: June 15, 2022 at 8:16pm
Re: Re: Re: SPAM Filtering not working?

To be clear on what Northernwrites is saying:

Writing.Com filters (literally) millions of emails as spam that never make it to member email accounts. Anything that goes to your spam folder is what the filter would consider "questionable - maybe spam, maybe not". But for sure tons of spam is outright dumped at the time of receipt, never making it to your SPAM folder at all.

Spam filtering is a delicate balance. We can't over filter because losing real mail is way worse than letting a few spam through. Spam creators, on the other hand, are consistently working to earn their keep getting around those filters. As soon as a new filter is created, someone has created a new work around.

It's those edge case work arounds that end up in member inboxes. It's just not literally possible to catch them all, especially for a smaller site like Writing.Com. Google? Sure - they have thousands of engineers working to prevent as much spam as possible... even with that, believe me when I tell you I *still* get some spam right to my gmail accounts.

But I am curious -- Just how many, specifically in terms of spam emails per day, are we talking about with your account? *Smile*

Best wishes,

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SPAM Filtering not working? · 06-14-22 11:28pm
by Roseille ♥
Re: SPAM Filtering not working? · 06-15-22 1:08am
by Northernwrites
Re: Re: SPAM Filtering not working? · 06-15-22 8:06pm
by Roseille ♥
*Star* Re: Re: Re: SPAM Filtering not working? · 06-15-22 8:12pm
by The StoryMaster
Re: Re: Re: Re: SPAM Filtering not working? · 06-15-22 8:52pm
by Roseille ♥

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