How to Filter Fake Evernote Spam From Your Gmail Inbox
Evernote has a small malware problem. For the past few years ( starting in early 2014 ), spammers have sent out fake emails that were allegedly sent by a note-organizing service, but contained links to install malicious software on your computer.
Here’s what you need to know to avoid these fake emails from Evernote or filter them out of your inbox entirely.
How to recognize a fake Evernote email
The easiest way is to check all Evernote emails. The company notes that all official emails it sends will come from one of three domains: @ evernote.com, @ emails.evernote.com, or @ discussion-notification.evernote.com. If you are using a separate Chinese service from the company, the official email domains are @ yinxiang.com and @ emails.yinxiang.com.
Therefore, if you receive an email that is supposedly sent by Evernote but comes from a different email domain, simply delete it. You may also notice sketchy subject lines such as Image was corrupted, Image was uploaded, File was corrupted, File was sent, or File was corrupted.
How to completely filter them out
If you don’t trust yourself to detect every spam, you can also use Gmail to filter these fake emails. All you have to do is create a filter that blocks anything outside the approved email domains. You can also choose to ignore commonly used fake sender names such as Evernote Service, Evernote Cloud, and Evernote Share.
The trick is to indicate that any of the official mail domains are appropriate. To do this, go to the text line “No text string” in the Gmail filter settings and copy all approved domains using “OR” or “||” between them – as in a Google search . This will tell Gmail to filter any Evernote emails that don’t come from an official email address.