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Mail with "ADV" in the Subject is Spam


Based on some legislative attempts to control spam, spammers sometimes include "ADV:" at the begging of the subject line to make their unsolicited message appear legitimate.

You can safely assume that

  • any message that carries "ADV" in it subject is spam

and set up a filter that either deletes it or puts it in your "Possible Spam" folder.

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