22 June 2017

Why are some spam emails "unblockable" ?


I use Earthlink Webmail, which is generally pretty good about filtering spam, and it allows me to block senders that I identify as sources of spam.

Most of the time...

Now I seem to have gotten on the radar of "cron-job.org" which sends me daily junk, and for which Earthlink indicates that "blocked sender" status is inapplicable.  I can understand why such limitations are applied to sources at "hotmail" for example, but why would some entity like this be protected?

Addendum:  A hat tip to reader BJ Nicholls for offering this link in his Comment.  It explains that the legitimate cron-job site has had their address highjacked by spammers.

Since Earthlink wouldn't let me click to add this "contact@cron-job" to my Blocked Sender List, I've now done so manually.  We'll see if that works.

Addendum #2 a week later:  Manually adding the source to the Blocked Sender List seems to have worked - though I don't understand why Earthlink wouldn't let me just click to do it.  

5 comments:

  1. https://cron-job.org/en/spam-statement/

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    1. Excellent info. Thanks, B.J.

      Since I couldn't do so automatically, I've now gone to my Blocked Senders List and entered the cron-job one manually.

      We'll see if that works. Fingers crossed.

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  2. If the option to report messages as Spam is there, I would click that. That should let Earthlink know and they will handle it.

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    1. I did report it. The first 15 or 20 times...

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  3. If you're constantly bothered by spam emails and you don't have enough time (or patience) to delete them, check out https://correct.email/. It cleans your mail box fast and gives you a report of what's been deleted. How cool is that?

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