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CleanMail [message #732] Thu, 13 August 2009 10:33 Go to next message
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Registered: September 2007
Junior Member
I have upgraded to CleanMail and I'm still having problems with blatantly obvious spam emails getting through CleanMail safe.

The following email scored 2.9 and we have the threshold score set to 3.0

I am Mr. Mark Howard From Harlsden, North West London, here in England. I work for Natwest Bank Corporation London. I am writing you about a business poposal that will be of an imense benefit to both of us. In my department, being the assistant manager Greater London Regional Office, I discovered an abandoned sum of 15 Million Great British Pounds Sterling (Fifteen Million Great British Pounds Sterling) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Terry Ryan, an American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and children.
The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geograpgical nature of where you live, particularly due to the sensivity of the transaction and the confidentiality herein. Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that. I personally has been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin/Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 15 Million Pounds can be paid to you.
This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you. I have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim we are making. All i need is to fill in your names to the documents and legalise it in the court here to prove you as the legitimate beneficiary. All I require now is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please, provide me the following, as we have 7 days to run it through. This is very very URGENT PLEASE.
1. Full Name.
2. Your Direct Mobile Number.
3. Your Contact Address.
Having gone through a methodical search, I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting. Please on your confirmation of this message and indicating your interest will furnish you with more information. Endeavor to let me know your decision rather than keep me waiting.
Mr. Mark Howard

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I have 2 other similar emails which got through. What I can't get to the bottom of is why they got through !!

Re: CleanMail [message #2137 is a reply to message #732] Fri, 14 August 2009 12:58 Go to previous message
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Registered: April 2004
Senior Member
X-Spam-Status: No, score=2.9 required=3.0 tests=ADVANCE_FEE_2,ADVANCE_FEE_3,

The Bayes DB of SpamAssassin still has this message as non-spam. It would help to learn these messages as spam, with time the Bayes probability should be in the range of 90% plus and contribute several additional points to the score.

You can learn messages as spam from the report tab of CleanMail Admin, but you need to have a mail storage filter for it to work.

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