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Wondering if it's just my flavour of spam coming to my Yahoo that tends to be 95% sourced from Google, or if anyone else has noticed this trend?  In fairness this screenshot shows multiple spams that were the same content I assume by their subjects.  I really only report from this email account as it gets to be too much bother reporting my gmail spam which tends to be from the usual multitude of sources.  Been reporting these google spams for several months now with no changes even with googledoc links in the emails too. 

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16 hours ago, emanmb said:

Wondering if it's just my flavour of spam coming to my Yahoo that tends to be 95% sourced from Google, or if anyone else has noticed this trend?

I see the same thing coming to my hotmail.  As near as I can tell, the spammers are spinning up and down cloud instances as fast as they can to prevent getting caught.  Either they reached a point where they gave up on my gmail, or else google sometimes deals with it.  With my hotmail seems to be a day or two in between the spam like this.

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7 hours ago, gnarlymarley said:

I see the same thing coming to my hotmail.  As near as I can tell, the spammers are spinning up and down cloud instances as fast as they can to prevent getting caught.  Either they reached a point where they gave up on my gmail, or else google sometimes deals with it.  With my hotmail seems to be a day or two in between the spam like this.

I guess in some ways I'm looking for patterns where none really exist but for the randomness of what methods my yahoo spammers send me stuff.  If I look in my gmail account it's stuff from all over the place.  The consistency at which my one yahoo receives spam from google sources made me wonder what was up, and if google takes SC reports seriously at all.  It probably means nothing :) 

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21 minutes ago, emanmb said:

I guess in some ways I'm looking for patterns where none really exist but for the randomness of what methods my yahoo spammers send me stuff.  If I look in my gmail account it's stuff from all over the place.  The consistency at which my one yahoo receives spam from google sources made me wonder what was up, and if google takes SC reports seriously at all.  It probably means nothing :) 

With Gmail learn to mark spam as "phishing". That immediately shuts down Google drive links

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18 hours ago, emanmb said:

I guess in some ways I'm looking for patterns where none really exist but for the randomness of what methods my yahoo spammers send me stuff.  If I look in my gmail account it's stuff from all over the place.

I am not sure why, but for some reason, spammers do not send spam to my yahoo account any more.  I probably get two spams a year there and I don't know why so little.

I wonder if the difference between my experience with google is that with hotmail, my average reporting time is around 8 hours, but with gmail reporting through spamcop, my average reporting time is about 30 minutes.  I might need to speed up my hotmail reporting to see if that makes a difference.

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8 hours ago, gnarlymarley said:

I am not sure why, but for some reason, spammers do not send spam to my yahoo account any more.  I probably get two spams a year there and I don't know why so little.

I wonder if the difference between my experience with google is that with hotmail, my average reporting time is around 8 hours, but with gmail reporting through spamcop, my average reporting time is about 30 minutes.  I might need to speed up my hotmail reporting to see if that makes a difference.

My ATT yahoo is pretty much spam free but the yahoo.co m one gets 4-8 a day, but sometimes none.  Gmail tucks their spam folder out of sight so I only go there if expecting an email and have not received it, so I don't really bother reporting those much.

There was a period this year when there was little to no spam in my yahoo and even someone in a Mac user group commented about their lack of spam.  Perhaps there was a period of time covid was of use! ;) 

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On 12/29/2020 at 5:36 PM, emanmb said:

My ATT yahoo is pretty much spam free but the yahoo.co m one gets 4-8 a day, but sometimes none.  Gmail tucks their spam folder out of sight so I only go there if expecting an email and have not received it, so I don't really bother reporting those much.

There was a period this year when there was little to no spam in my yahoo and even someone in a Mac user group commented about their lack of spam.  Perhaps there was a period of time covid was of use! ;) 

We must belong to the same Yahoo Mac user group as I remember that post. :)  

 

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9 hours ago, emanmb said:

I guess reporting spam to Google isn't appreciated anymore.  Got this when reporting today.  Similar to the twitter_doesnt-care-about-spam report address. ;)

I noticed per the following post, it the google side appears to have been resolved.

 

 

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On 1/26/2021 at 11:33 AM, emanmb said:

I guess reporting spam to Google isn't appreciated anymore.  Got this when reporting today.  Similar to the twitter_doesnt-care-about-spam report address. ;)

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hopping on late on the train here, but I would like to clarify something about these links (mentioned as spam):

links in the spam message do not necessarily mean that the "owner of the linked website" is spamming.
It just means that the spammer

a) is using a web-address from to include in the spam message
b) added a "disclaimer" that links to a real disclaimer from an innocent party
c) could truly be linking to the website for access to the spam content (but tbh with google, twitter, and so on it is rather unlikely)

These are the reasons why Google does not want those reports...

if you feel that the report is legit, you can drop google directly an abuse complaint through their website (I am sure they have a way listed somewhere)

 

HTH

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4 hours ago, RobiBue said:

hopping on late on the train here, but I would like to clarify something about these links (mentioned as spam):

links in the spam message do not necessarily mean that the "owner of the linked website" is spamming.
It just means that the spammer

a) is using a web-address from to include in the spam message
b) added a "disclaimer" that links to a real disclaimer from an innocent party
c) could truly be linking to the website for access to the spam content (but tbh with google, twitter, and so on it is rather unlikely)

These are the reasons why Google does not want those reports...

if you feel that the report is legit, you can drop google directly an abuse complaint through their website (I am sure they have a way listed somewhere)

 

HTH

Thanks.

a.  yep, i get that, and in most cases it's just a "Dearest Recipient In Jesus" or some such that isn't worth anyone's time to pursue further.  

Only the most egregious spammers are worth any extra effort such as ones sending virus's, sending links in hopes of tricking some poor sod to give up bank, paypal or whatever info, etc.and those, if SC devnulls it,  I'll FWD on my own.  In the instance above I posted about, it was the email itself that they didn't want to hear about which was a change for them or at least how SC handled their spam.  If it was an egregious type of spammer, then I may have fwd'ed on my own, but honestly don't remember the specifics of that one.  

Since then google have resumed accepting spam so no worries.  :) 

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