Starting since about three months ago I have been getting certain spam emails that seep through my spam filter. Most of the time my filter is really, really good at doing its job, but these certain ones always seem to get through.
They are your typical Canadian pharmacy, house mortgage, etc. etc. emails with varying email subjects. However, under "sender" they always have MY email address!!! I guess they are somehow fooling the system in believing that I am sending myself an email.
At first, I did not want to hit the "Report as Spam" button on my email toolbar because I was afraid I would block emails that I send to myself. Instead, i just hit delete. As they kept coming in periodically though, I eventually hit the "Report as Spam". Sadly it did not work. The action did NOT block the masked spam emails nor did it block my own emails. Now they still keep coming in periodically... I'd say once a week.
Do any of you know how to possibly fix the problem? I'm referring to a paid AOL unlimited size email account that I have had for about ten years now (if that is at all relevant...)
EDIT: Here is what my Filter currently looks like.... Should I change the filter level to "High"? Should I activate the words and phrases filter? Will any of these help knowing that my own email appears as the sender in all of these certain spam emails?