Yes, I noticed the same thing over the last few months. Now I'm getting about 800 spams per day, about double from a few months ago. SpamAssassin catches about 90 - 95% of them, but I still have to check because once in a while it catches a real email.
If they manage to catch the spammers, I'd consider contributing to their torture.
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Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
What I've been plagued by recently, Charlie, is a spate of spam emails from the .pw domain, which recently became available when it was discovered that the country it was originally assigned to represent turned out to be just slightly less technologically advanced than Elbonia. I thought I had the problem solved after a week or so of no spam resulting from creating a rule in Outlook to trash anything from a .pw domain. But this week the crap has returned in force, now with a .us domain, but otherwise identical to the other garbage I successfully blocked. Same "name" of sender, same tag line, same format as before, but I know the .us domain is legitimate, at least for a tiny number of companies who thought the powers in charge of TLDs were serious about assigning them as defined. Silly gits...
I hate to block the entire .us TLD, but I can't see any way around it.
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