I’m getting these emails that have a header like “$1 Buys $50,000 of Life Insurance!” They arrive in the inbox having no content, or at least that’s what my mail client says – the “message has no content.” But the content loads as soon as you so much as touch the email. Which is freaky. You are forced to select the email and trigger its content loading process in order to delete it or set up a filter! But the emails keep coming. Every day they come from a new domain name.
If you open the raw source code of the unwanted email, you see in the header and routing data it has evaded Apple iCloud’s spam and junk mail detection system. The message content (which my email client swears isn’t there) starts out with an html “style” tag and in between those tags it reads “You should see this picture:” Next, you see html code for the advertisement images with html anchor tags providing links. Then comes another html “style” tag and under that a news release about “Duck Dynasty” that has nothing to do with the advertisement. You only see the “Duck Dynasty” news in the raw source code!
Setting up an email filter that deletes the spam email if “Duck Dynasty” is in its message body does not work. For some reason, the filter cannot tell the “Duck Dynasty” story is there.
I hope somebody figures out how to kill these unwanted emails. The filter system has been successful at stopping spam in the past. I’m also running Sophos Antivirus, which scans every new file written to disk, including emails. Unfortunately, these emails pass with flying colors so far.