I don’t suppose there’s any other sort of spam but the annoying kind. But man has something happened in the last month or so — the spam dam has burst and my annoyance levels are peaking.
For a long while the combination of SpamAssassin and the Mail.app junk filtering was trapping almost everything and I was seeing at most a couple of spam messages a day.
Recently, though, I’m seeing upwards of 50 spam emails a day, and that’s on top of the couple of hundred that are being filtered out through various means.
Certainly the dreaded “image spam” — where the spamminess is hidden inside a graphic surrounded by plausable-reading text — is one culprit: Mail.app seems unable to trap this (the suggested rule to trap this, alas, routes too many of my Air Canada reservation confirmations, etc., to the junk mail filter for my comfort).
But it’s not all image spam — there’s a lot of seemingly basic “VkAGRA for LESS” spam that’s getting through.
Is it only me?