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#38534 - 01/30/16 02:10 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: artie505]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
From Bloomberg.com. January 2016
(Article addressing small-batch, targeted spam, but interesting stats and proposed solution for phishing and spoofing.)

Full article here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-19/e-mail-spam-goes-artisanal

...As anyone with a Gmail or Yahoo! account knows, spam e-mail is mostly relegated to a folder you probably never check. Unlike the old days of the Internet, in-boxes are no longer clogged with poorly worded come-ons for Viagra pills and Nigerian banking scams. Modern anti-spam filters block more than 99.99 percent of junk messages.

Spam is still a big business. Unsolicited junk mail accounts for 86 percent of the world's e-mail traffic, with about 400 billion spam messages sent a day, according to Talos, a digital threat research division of Cisco Systems. While the vast majority will never see the inside of an inbox, the few that do worked hard to get there...

...the cyber-security industry is pushing for adoption of new protections that could save our in-boxes. One, called DMARC, is a global registry that lets retailers and other companies register the servers they use to send the kind of mass mailers some people enjoy receiving. Messages purporting to be from those companies but coming from an unregistered address would get flagged. It's a compelling idea, but as with most proposed solutions, trying to get everyone on board has been costly and time-consuming.

Moderator: Maybe start a new thread with this post. The bunch above are just Artie505 and I discussing a very specific set of spoofs.


Edited by slolerner (01/30/16 02:52 PM)
Edit Reason: Note to forum moderator

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#38535 - 01/30/16 04:27 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: slolerner]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Actually, your last quoted paragraph is directly related to this thread and is well placed here, I think.

Originally Posted By: Bloomberg.com
One, called DMARC, is a global registry that lets retailers and other companies register the servers they use to send the kind of mass mailers some people enjoy receiving. Messages purporting to be from those companies but coming from an unregistered address would get flagged. It's a compelling idea, but as with most proposed solutions, trying to get everyone on board has been costly and time-consuming.

That idea ought to be getting a huge boost from the spoofing problem we've been discussing.
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#38538 - 01/30/16 08:38 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Well, it does relate, but I think this string is so deep, and we are off the topic of the original issue, that it may be worth starting a new discussion just about spam in general...

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#38573 - 02/01/16 05:27 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: slolerner]
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Got one from att.com today; this thing is getting out of hand.
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#38579 - 02/02/16 06:47 AM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: Talos Division of Cisco
...While the vast majority [of junk mail] will never see the inside of an inbox, the few that do worked hard to get there.

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#38619 - 02/03/16 01:23 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Moderator: Still think this thread has gone off topic and a new one should be started at #38524. This discussion of spoofing and complex spam is getting buried under "iPad has two mail accounts..."

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#38621 - 02/03/16 02:05 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: slolerner
Moderator: Still think this thread has gone off topic and a new one should be started at #38524. This discussion of spoofing and complex spam is getting buried under "iPad has two mail accounts…"

Did you click the Notify button at the bottom of the post? I am not a moderator here so I can't help you.
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#38625 - 02/03/16 03:08 PM Re: iPad has two mail accounts listed for each address [Re: joemikeb]
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Duh. I thought the notify button was just to report bad behavior.

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