why has the amount of spam in my e-mail account increased dramatically in the past few months ?

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there are way too many spam e-mails making it into my MTS mailbox. What happened to the filtering ?
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Clifford Lewis, Champion

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Seems to be only happening to some customers.as this complaint come up on a semi-regular basis.

I know that I am not having spam issues and neither are my co-workers when I ask them.  Having said that I don't doubt that you are having problems. 

The email provider for MTS spreads the service over a number of servers and I wonder if the filter system on the server that you are on is having issues?
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I wonder if its the same issue as we had 7 months ago:

https://community.mts.ca/mts/topics/mts-mail-and-spam-messages-what-is-happening
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Hey Don,
Sorry for the delayed reply.  I am not sure why your spam count has spiked.  Do the emails appear to be from mailing lists or advertisements for local stores?  Or do they seem to be the more standard pharmacy or fancy pills type spam?  The reason I ask is sometimes your email address can get out when you sign up for something and can be shared with other local businesses, this may explain it, depending on what you are actually getting.
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What I don't get is that we never use the |MTS account for signing up for anything, we use various Gmail accounts for that
Soam is nothing local. Fake Viagra, free stuff from many different legit businesses. Here is an example. They almost always have weird text at the bottom. Starbucks outback Steak House. :


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That is quite odd.  That example you sent is almost certainly a requested newsletter or signed up email.  It's possible your address was given by mistake by someone else or it could have been caught by a robo sender as your email address does seem to be fairly standard.  With that being said, in regards to the other spam you mentioned.  I did notice (after my initial post) they my personal mailbox has also been getting loads of spam recently, but this would be my live.com and hotmail.com addresses.  In my case my mail client has been filtering them for me.  This would lead me to believe there is a new spam campaign out there.  These happen every so often when spammers decide to make a big push and several people will get hammered for a little while.  In all past instances I've seen of this it usually only lasts for a few days.  I would suggest keeping an eye on it and if the trouble persists for much longer to get in touch with our tech support group.  They could potentially send up a ticket to see if there is anything bigger going on. 
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One thing I would suggest if you are receiving a lot of spam is login to the web mail interface. Find the offending messages, right click on them and select "Mark as Spam". Every time this is done it improves the quality of the spam filtering. Sure some of it can be automated but stuff still does sneak through and manually marking ones making it through as spam helps catch them for yourself and other users going forward.

Another strategy you can use is that a lot of spam has foreign email addresses. You can setup wildcard filters on the from address field to automatically delete messages from those countries. For example if you never expect to receive an email from the UK you could setup a filter to delete any message with a from address matching the wildcard pattern of *@*.uk I found this was helpful before MTS used the Microsoft email solution as lots of spam was coming from foreign countries. That won't catch them all but it can help.

There is a final more extreme strategy which I do not recommend but you could essentially delete EVERY incoming message except from ones you have filtered to be allowed. This is called white listing. Due to the high rate of failure this can cause it is not normally used. That said you could setup a filter such that your friends willam.and.kate@someplace.uk is allowed but *@*.uk is then deleted. Layering of rules is tricky though.