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Piles of stock spam from Gmail last couple of days

Piles of stock spam from Gmail last couple of days

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In the last few days, I have started receiving piles of stock spam from Gmail touting the ticker symbol RQST.PK.  I see these spams in my Gmail account, my Frontbridge account and now my Yahoo account.

I still get spam from Hotmail, but it's confined to my Yahoo account.  I understand that my sampling is under-representative, but it certainly looks like a pattern.

Anyway, to Google, I have one piece of advice: it's time to implement outbound spam filtering.  I see people on dsl accounts connecting to Gmail and then seeing the message relayed through Gmail.  In other words, looks like Google has the same problem we have.

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