RE: Blacklisting mail
- Matt Wozniski wrote:
> I can see no reason to assume that Google Mail and GoogleSure, I assume there is one spam-detection filter that is applied to both
> Groups would use different spam filtering...
mail and groups.
However, I think there is a mechanism for a user to get a "Google Groups"
account, and then post a single message that is sent to _all_ the members of
multiple Google Groups. There certainly have been several cases here where
the mail headers suggested that had occurred.
My hope is that once Google Groups gets enough complaints, they terminate
the sender's account, and maybe specially tweak their filters for the
subject matter to handle the inevitable return of the spammer with a
different account. That certainly seems to have occurred, because there are
certain senders (a name like "Riaz" comes to mind) and certain topics that
used to be regulars, but which we haven't seen for months.
While major spammers use bots, there must be thousands of minor players who
would love to send a single spam to a group. Therefore I assume Google
Groups takes special steps to combat them.
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