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Old 05-01-2006, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SPAM increase

Anyone else getting loads of spam in the last month or so. Ive starter getting 5-10 messages a day, from senders with "names". Of course I do not open them. I use Bresnan ( formerly at&t) communications. I have had no real problms with spam for 2 years, and now its everywhere. Any ideas on how to fix this? Change email addy?
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Changing you mail addy is the only sure way to combat spam other then filtering.

Even changing it may not kill it all. We dump between 18,000 and 60,000 spam messages a day off our filter at work. That's with 1300 employees.
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You have to change it or get better filters...

Sad really... What you must have, is one for personal e-mailing, etc... and one for purchasing stuff online.

I find that when I purchase items online (even from top notch reputable companies) I get more spam. Just like I get "related" magazines...

They sell your information. Unless they specifically state that they don't. Expect them to sell your info.

It's just another way for them to make money off of you.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have noticed a significant increase in the spam. I used to get 10 per day and now it is 30 or 40 per day, still mainly at night and on the weekends.

Yahoo filters it but I still have to review before I dump them because sometimes Yahoo makes a mistake.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't noticed. I got earthlink and it's own software takes care of most of it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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115 filters later I am getting far fewer spam emails. I hate the idea of having to use a junk email address on all the forums but it is coming to that.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been getting an unusual amount of spam also. I rarely received them before, but in the past few weeks I have been getting about 5-10 per day.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just got this one a moment ago. It's pretty funny how it starts out...

Good day and Compliments,

I got your contact from the internet, and picked interest to write you.I am a female student of University of Nigeria, Lagos. I am 24 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and home oriented. I will
love to have a long-term relationship with you and to know more about you. I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in time coming if you will be able to help me in this transaction.

Well, my father died earlier two months ago and left me and my younger brother behind. He was a king, which our town citizens titled him before he died. I was a princess to him and I am the only person who can take care of his wealth now because my younger brother is still a kid and
my mother is not literate enough to know my entire father's wealth....


blah, blah, blah...

Yeah baby, send me a pic, I'll send you some $$.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I used to get very few until all the sites got hacked.
Now I recieve over a 100 a day.
Too bad since I have had my yahoo addy for around six years.

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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actually with the advent of Gmail, yahoo and other better email services, I have notice a drop of amount of spam on my hotmail account.
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