If you take a look at the Gmail Help Forum you will notice dozens of threads with hundreds of posts about Google's spam filter failing in a major way. In addition, you can see hundreds of tweets about the issue this morning as well.
I cannot summarize all the thread, but here are the largest ones in that forum:
- Why is so much spam passing through lately?
- SPAM in GMAIL getting ridiculous
- Eggs, bacon, and SPAM!
- Dear Gmail, WUDDAFUXUP with the spam today? Higher con-spam-ination content than normal...
One of my Gmail accounts suffered from spam about a month ago, but it seems to be getting better now - or maybe I am used to the new spam.
It seems like something spiked up bad today, based on the volume of posts over the weekend.
No official word from Google on the topic yet. Hat tip to Gabs for encouraging me to write about this.