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    Default Gettin' Slammed with SPam

    Is everyone else getting slammed over the last week or two? The pass through is really noticeable.

    Are the Spammers Baysean learning filters operating at "geometric rate" while Postini puts one foot in front of the other?

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    Spam protection is very reactive in nature. It will never be perfect and it takes time to adapt to new spam.

    If you are using Postini, you'll want to check the headers of the spam emails to see if postini.com is even present in them. If not, then the spammer is bypassing your MX records and sending directly to the server where the domain resides. This is rather common and you can setup an account level filter in cPanel to discard these.

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    Default All Postini headers

    Most are for watches and Viagra.

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    Are you using Postini? Did you follow my advice?

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    Yes, sir....all have Postini headers...it just seemed to spike up...everyone in the office has mentioned it. Thanks.

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    If Postini is present in the headers then there really isn't much that can be done. You may want to consider increasing the aggressiveness of the Postini filtering if you don't already have it maxed out. Otherwise it is just a waiting game for the filtering to adapt.

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