How to combat Russian SPAM in two easy steps

This is such a simple and easy to execute solution that it made my head spin. I did this in Gmail but am sure that this can be done in any mail app.

Create a new filter to search for the keyword of a letter that doesn’t exist in the English language but is common in SPAM messages. For example: ‘И’

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Have the message skip your inbox and go straight to delete and voila!

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Thanks to the 37signals for this tip…

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One thought on “How to combat Russian SPAM in two easy steps

  1. How about trying something that works with ALL Russian spam messages:

    Д Б П З И Й Ф Л Ц Ш Щ Э Ч Ю Я Г

    д б п з и й ф л ц ш щ э ч ю я г

    To deal with email spam in Russian, plug all these characters, one at a time, into your email filter and check “Match any of the following: Subject contains…”. It’s almost certain that one of these characters will appear in the Subject. And of course check Perform these actions: Move to folder Trash.

    If you’re expecting REAL messages in Russian, too bad.

    You’re welcome.

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