It finally happened

So I’ve been using http://www.onlymyemail.com/ since January or so to filter my email for spam. I assert it’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made as far as email goes. I didn’t realize how much better my email experience would be and how much more likely I would be to even check my email when there was no longer spam in the equation. I know I could possibly just turn on really restrictive spamassassin filtering and maintain my own whitelist, but having a commercial service do it for me, with pretty summary emails about what was blocked and and easy to use reporting interface for false positives is just so much easier. My email feels like mine email again, instead of a cockroach nest I have to dig through.
Anyway so far I haven’t had any problems beyond many random newsletters getting falsely identified as spam, causing me to have to whitelist them, at which point they come through fine.
That is, until today. Yes, I must regretfully admit that today, the first piece of spam got through onlymyemail’s filters. Ruining it’s100% performance record over the past 4 months.
Here’s a pic of the email it failed on:

The “you need a rest break” thing is from a product called Workrave that I use to force myself to take rest breaks from typing for my carpal tunnel and RSI. It’s really nice too.

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