Monday, August 9, 2010

New email spam using Yahoo groups

Just saw a new format of spam that is hitting our servers.
Instead of the email containing the contents of the actual spam text or image, or a link to their own spam site, spammers are now putting in just a link to a yahoo group message screen like:<some_random_words>/message
This is the spammer’s attempt to bypass spam filters but the question is how effective is this spam?  Its more of an annoyance for mail readers as they can just delete the email without even going to the site to check what the spam content might be.    Of course, there are those who just keeps on clicking links without thinking.
I wonder if a particular page can be blocked so these users won’t be able to visit those sites.  We can’t block yahoo groups outright.

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