I have seen posts on other host forums describing such a thing. They say it is possible but with dire warnings about name length and its impact on the file and database structure, and other implications. Is it indeed possible to change this name without getting into deeperdoodoo?
That being said, I tried to connect it to the "WordPress" app on iOS (my iPad). I received this error: "The operation couldn't be completed. (WordPress.WordPressOrg XMLCApiError error 1.)"
Heck, I can't even find full documentation, aside from a WordPress comment suggesting that XMLRP transactions may be blocked at the server end, and I haven't a hint as to what that means or how or whether I can correct it.
Thanks, AMC4x4. I, too, had seen the online writeup here and found it...er...beyond my skillset. I did, however, find a list in an article of the "most abused" TLDs and have stuck with an approach similar to the list in my original question. My list actually consists of a bunch of TLDs, a few items, ORed in a user-level filter.
It seems to be working amazingly well. Before that filter I have a separate user-level filter of "safe" "From contains..." --> Deliver to Inbox --> Stop processing rules.
Then after that filter I have yet another [which unfortunately I keep updating time to time] for "the ones that got away".
Tedious, but at least I'm down now to just a few spams per day. I would warn everyone of THIS, by the way. The US government is not your friend insofar as competence is concerned. Why? Within three days after signing up for Social Security (and its website) I began to be inundated with untold amounts of spam relating to cures, aids, financial advice, vacation offers, memory improvement, free cremation, hearing aids, dating sites, insurance, education, and all manner of other crap for people of Social Security age. FWIW I do NOT use Google or Bing or Yahoo or Facebook or Twitter. All of which I purged myself long ago from lack of interest or pursuit of privacy.