To try and sort out the deluge of spam that comes in to my work email?
Large employer, job involving some customer facing and a lot of communication with people at my level in other organisations. So I can't either hide my email address from the public domain nor can I avoid checking it. Every day at least 10 spam emails in my inbox waiting in the morning plus another 10-20 come in during the day. This is not including the 30+ that the system does detect. We're not just talking companies trying to sell me something vaguely work related (and I mean very vaguely). We're talking 5 or 6 emails one after the other with really obvious spam keywords in. I may be quite dense and untechnical though. Is there more that my employer's IT department can do? At least half my emails are spam (though as I say they do manage to filter some of them). They say they can't do more - that I should just "label them as spam" (and then Outlook ignores my labelling and lets all the same emails back into my inbox) and "filter the detected ones" (which I do - straight to trash).
We have to send ours to a 'missed spam reporting' email address and I think it then improves the filters. I never get any spam straight into my inbox, it all gets stopped by the filter and I get one email a day with my quarantined messages in.
If your getting them from the same company/ you can set a rule for all emails from that person/email to go to a specific folder (therefore never darkening you inbox again) it also means that you can quickly look through to check that nothing has ended up there accidentally.
If your getting them from the same company/ you can set a rule for all emails from that person/email to go to a specific folder
I do block specific senders but either the block doesn't work or (more likely) they rotate the email that is sending the messages.
Sonders marking them as junk doesn't seem to make much difference, everything in my Junk folder is stuff I've filtered there myself IYSWIM. I send the ones that are marked by IT to "trash" and the ones I mark myself to "junk" so I know which are IT-marked and which are the ones that got through without IT-marking if that makes sense. So for example I get 2 or 3 daily to "register for X meeting", the same organisation theoretically but all the email addresses are different. So blocking one doesn't help but also "marking as junk" doesn't seem to help.
Fortunately I am not a urologist but they use so many euphemisms of course!
DJ yes they do have such data and there's a lot about our IT systems that is worrying! Fairly major internal system has been down-up-down-up for a few days now.
We use Outlook with Office 365, Microsoft's cloud based email service. The only spam I get is from companies that have scraped my email address off of our website, so I use "block this sender" in Outlook and then never see another.
It doesn't really help if they are all the same content but from different senders, though. We use Outlook (Mac in one location and Windows in another) and however much I block one sender, the same email content pops up with another one. Also there seems to be a limit to how much I as an individual user can block i.e. a set number of email addresses).
There's certain marketing mailing subscriptions like mailchimp that people use to send mass mailings, they do record who and how many people opened an email, if someone opened one they may be moved onto another 'list'