Do spammers postdate things? Sure, why not? All they want is eyeballs, and as you pointed out, it’s a nice way to get them.
Would Lotus Notes (client) autofilter postdated emails? Me thinketh not. Either a) your office had a “rule” on all Notes installations to filter these, or b) the server was doing it, and isn’t, or c) you just started getting spammed.
In any case, me believeth you can set up an Outlook rule to filter these out.
To demonstrate how easy good ol’ Simple Mail Transfer Protocol makes it to spam, do this:
find out where your smtp server hangs out. this should be listed in your outlook settings.
open a telnet window. Turn on localecho. connect to your smtp server on port 25.
3)Commands from there out:
mail from: firstname.lastname@example.org
rcpt to: <your email address>
Subject: I exist
I exist. This is proof. So there.
- In your inbox you should find a message from god.
Note: you have to be a good typist to pull it off this way, since backspace and delete usually mean absolutely nothing to an SMTP server.
Note 2: If you don’t know how to use Telnet, set local echo, or type, you probably shouldn’t be messin with this stuff.
Note 3: If you screw up and want to try again, “rset”.
Note 4: In our next lesson, how to fake your IP address and return path. Also, attachments.