I’ve been a SpamSieve user for almost 4 years now, but over the last several months it’s just gotten extremely bad at recognizing obvious spam.
I’m talking subject lines with obvious spam such as Viagra, Penis, Cialis, $$$ etc… (And yes, I checked that they are the actual characters, and not look-a-likes.)
I’m using Apple Mail. It works for a considerable amount of spam, but there’s a lot of stragglers. I then “train” it with the new Spam, then the next day re-spams (often the same messages) show up again.
I’m a techy, so I know it’s not a problem with my mail server or duplicates or anything like that.
What should I do? Start over? I’ve already tried to rebuild the corpus… And if I have to build my own filters some of the obvious stuff then it sort of defeats the purpose of having it…
It’s almost as if the corpus just “gave up”.
So any clues? I don’t wanna give up and just say, “Spam has gotten so good. It wins…”