November 9, 2006
Bad Spam Day
Yes, it's been a bad couple of days for spam. Updating the spamassassin database will help to some degree, but we're considering other options for the near (but not immediate) future.
If you've not activated the spam filter for your Math & Stats account, you really should do so. Even on a bad spam day like yesterday when I got 40 spam messages in my mailbox, more than 600 were caught by SpamAssassin.
You can help the spam filter by training with spam that it missed.