It seems that all of the spam providers save up their messages and send them to me on the weekend. They are primarily pornographic in nature, with a few mortgage and viagra ads thrown in for good measure. All of the messages indicate clearly that they are in compliance with the CAN-SPAM act, but the porn certainly isn’t as it does not identify itself with the text “Sexually Explicit” in the subject line.
I still use Microsoft Outlook for email. I love Thunderbird, but still find the integrated mail/contacts/calendar/tasks/journal in Outlook quite useful. Yet when I tried to create a rule to automatically delete the messages I realized that Outlook is completely inadequate when it comes to defining the rules. A good deal of the spam comes from different ids within the same domain, so I set out to block the domain. Unfortunately, Outlook does not provide a method to select a domain name. It claims to be able to check for specific words in the sender’s address, but when I tried it failed to recognize the domain.
So I’m stuck manually deleting my email spam for now until I find a better way.