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Am I the only one getting more spam lately?


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:57 AM

I've had the same Yahoo! e-mail account for a decade now. An address that old will undoubtedly get hammered by spam. Until now, the 4,000+ spams I get each day were almost always filtered by Yahoo into my junk folder; Yahoo's filters have performed admirably up until now.

But, for the last few days I've seen an uptick of spams getting through to my Inbox. Not a whole lot, mind, but 3 or 4 a day. And they all seem to be very similar in content and style (this is a G-Rated forum, so I won't go into detail.)

Has anyone else noticed this? Is there some new botnet out there?

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 08:35 AM

Not happening to me, yet, on Yahoo, AA.


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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:36 AM

*grumble*

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:58 PM

There there, Andrew, it's tough being popular and a spam magent. But somebody has to do it.

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#5 Andrew

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:59 PM

There there, Andrew, it's tough being popular and a spam magent. But somebody has to do it.


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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:03 PM

Actually, about a month ago, my gmail account got slammed with spam. I marked them all as spam and after maybe 3 days, the spamming abuse stopped. Last week, it was the same thing all over again, spam central in my inbox. Again, I marked them as spam and a few days later they stopped (stopped meaning that the filter now catches them).

Just keep marking them as spam and hopefully they'll stop. That's about the only way I can can get rid of them.
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:22 PM

There there, Andrew, it's tough being popular and a spam magent. But somebody has to do it.


It's so hard being beautiful... :thumbsup:

LOL

I also have a yahoo account and have to say that today was the first day in ages, I had more spam mails in inbox than normal mails. Plus the amount of spam was more today than it was the past weeks.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:42 AM

Like you, Andrew, I've had this account forever......sbcglobal/Yahoo, and The last couple of months I've seen an increase in the SPAM in my inbox. Those idiotic Nigerian scam ones, and those that tell me my thing should be bigger. :thumbsup: I don't even have one of those. :flowers: I don't know what the deal is, but I wish it would stop already.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:39 PM

Thanks for taking all my spam A.. What a guy!! I don't get any.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:49 PM

*Amazing Andrew throws a bucket of spam at boopme

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

Amazing to me how people still continue to fall for that stupid Nigerian Scam. I mean, can anyone on this vast message board honestly tell ME that they KNOW someone that's living in a million-dollar mansion in California next to Jennifer Aniston and Prince and made all their money from businessmen in Nigeria???

But honestly, I still havent noticed a difference in the amount of spam I'm getting in my Yahoo! account. It's always gotten flooded with spam, and likely will continue to, no matter what.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:53 PM

Amazing to me how people still continue to fall for that stupid Nigerian Scam. I mean, can anyone on this vast message board honestly tell ME that they KNOW someone that's living in a million-dollar mansion in California next to Jennifer Aniston and Prince and made all their money from businessmen in Nigeria???

But honestly, I still havent noticed a difference in the amount of spam I'm getting in my Yahoo! account. It's always gotten flooded with spam, and likely will continue to, no matter what.

I'll have you know that's EXACTLY how I made every dime I have!


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:57 PM

Not only is yahoo getting inundated with spam, but every mail account is getting nailed.

Only thing keeping me sane is the endian with spam assassin and pyzor installed.

Some still gets through but.... it's better than having my inbox full all the time.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:13 PM

I set up a hotmail account for testing on spam and decided to put up the e-mail for something like a day at a site. Soon after, it started to get spammed like crazy....something like 14 a day at most.....I think on average about 9 things of spam a day. Other than that, my other three e-mail accounts haven't been spammed (my random account for the little stuff that I only need for little things like Soundsnap.com, my main account for stuff like this forum, family, and friends, and my school account that I have for school....which is owned by the school....so school related stuff only for there :thumbsup:).

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:24 PM

I never get any spam... :flowers: but there again I never check mine. :thumbsup:




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