In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that my Gmail account is getting more spam than it used to. Granted, it’s maybe 1 or 2 per week but that’s still more than the zero that everybody says it is.
In the past couple of days, I’ve noticed some spam getting through from spammers using Google. Here’s some of the information:
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 01:52:54 -0700
From: “Pipe Nigro” <email@example.com>
To: One of my email accounts
Subject: Investor.com This got to the hottest list
Received: from qb-out-0506.google.com (qb-out-0506.google.com [188.8.131.52])
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:02:02 -0700 From: "Bowden Eberspacher" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: The same email account
Subject: Market.com Watch out for this one
Received: from ug-out-1314.google.com (ug-out-1314.google.com [184.108.40.206])
Both of these were stock spam, and both of these spam messages passed their respective SPF checks, meaning that they both did, indeed, come from Google’s servers. Looks like Google may not be as invincible as I once thought.
Perhaps that explains why my shares in the company have been flat for three months.