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Email Hoaxes

Spammers attempt to do what is called deliverabilty testing, where they attempt to break current spam rules that vendors have in place. No spam software is 100% effective against this, and spammers will find a way to break rules, hence why rules are constantly updated.

Recently, spam activity has increased in regards to spammers using standard phishing techniques for more targeted attacks. These attacks usually appear to contain a bad virus attachment and the FROM address appears to be at your domain. As a reminder, please make sure to adhere to common anti-virus safety tips. These messages are caught shortly after release, and our spam engines are being updated to stop these going forward, along with some variants. However, these persistent spammers are mutating their messaging and viruses enough to get past the current spam definitions, and we are constantly updating our definitions to stop these as quickly as we can.