BT are SLOWLY migrating customers over from BT Yahoo to BT Mail. The migrated customers will experience increased spam into their in box until all customers have been migrated. This could take a few months.
I think you will find that that is a load of rubbish. There is no reason why their spam filters if set up correctly should not be working for the customers who have already been migrated.
It is some time since I was migrated and while there were other problems I never had the problem with spam I have now. My issue with spam has been in the last week or so.
Critical Path/Openwave or whatever they are called this week probably forgot to renew the contract with whoever is doing the Spam filtering!
Not shooting the messenger (mm).
Yesterday morning at around 10:00 I had used the click on block contained within the preview of spam email's so as to add them to the blocked senders list. After which I always go in to the settings and then to mail and then to blocked senders, so that instead of having masses of email addresses from the same domain, I edit each entery by deletting what ever is infront of the @ in every email address so that just the domain is left. This I do as suggested by BT mail techinical support. Even this does not work, as it does not stop emails from the domains that I have in the blocked senders list. So on the face of it, the as I was told yesterday, 'BT's very good spam filter' is a load of cra* and is not worth the effort that I have put in, to hopefully stop spam from ever reaching me, spam filtering should not rely on the user to enter sender detials in manually, this should be in the most part done at the server end, creating a blocking list from every time I or you tell the client to block the sender. Well yesterday morning, as I went to do the above to add more domains to the blocked senders list, first I was confronted with an error message saying that the settings were unavailable and try again later, then when I did get in to the list all my previous enteries had gone. Contacted BT technical support about this and their only answer to this was to tell me I had to change my password as this sometimes helps. Well guess what, no help at all. So they have put it up to the second level of support, who are supposed to be ringing me between 11:00 and 13:00 today (wont hold my breath). In my opinion, the only real reason for asking a useer to change their online password would be becuase there is a security issue at the server end. I was told that even at the start of the migraton, that BT knew about the technical issues that are being experianced even now, some months later, that at one point they actually stopped the migration until they had sorted out all the issues that users were facing, but looks as if BT are not true to their word on this matter. I shall post an update once I have heard from BT today,Ha Ha Ha. I shall most likely have to contact them, as this seems to be the norm with BT, that I have found in the past. Thanks to all for reading, hope that you all don't think of this as just someone having a rant, I have tried were possible to inpart some information.