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Old February 10th 08, 11:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BigJim
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I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?

Have Plusnet been flogging their customers email addresses to spammers
again?

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Old February 11th 08, 01:09 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
The Natural Philosopher
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BigJim wrote:
I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?

Have Plusnet been flogging their customers email addresses to spammers
again?

All it takes is YOUR adreess on A.N.Others computer that gets a scan
done on it by an address harvester and you are on the global map of
****s whose mailboxes get filled by utter junk.

Ive got one account that probably only 20 people actually know exists.
It gets spam. Someone got trawled...
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Old February 11th 08, 01:18 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
bornfree
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On 11 Feb, 01:09, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
BigJim wrote:
I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?


Have Plusnet been flogging their customers email addresses to spammers
again?


All it takes is YOUR adreess on A.N.Others computer that gets a scan
done on it by an address harvester and you are on the global map of
****s whose mailboxes get filled by utter junk.

Ive got one account that probably only 20 people actually know exists.
It gets spam. Someone got trawled...


I don't beleive you.
  #4  
Old February 11th 08, 02:12 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jim Crowther
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In uk.telecom.broadband, on Sun, 10 Feb 2008 17:18:12, bornfree wrote:

On 11 Feb, 01:09, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
BigJim wrote:
I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?


Have Plusnet been flogging their customers email addresses to spammers
again?


All it takes is YOUR adreess on A.N.Others computer that gets a scan
done on it by an address harvester and you are on the global map of
****s whose mailboxes get filled by utter junk.

Ive got one account that probably only 20 people actually know exists.
It gets spam. Someone got trawled...


I don't beleive you.


You can't spell.

And I do believe it. It's not just dictionary attacks (which take out
catch-all domain email) but one's own friends who are cluelessly getting
compromised.

I've had to undo much harm on more than one 'client' machine. For
'client' read friend and friend thereof...

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Jim Crowther
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Old February 11th 08, 09:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Burns
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On 10/02/2008 23:41, BigJim wrote:

I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?


Not extra spam as such, but I have noticed thousands of "blowbacks" from
spammers using faked addresses at my domain, the bounces all reach my
catchall address, but they're easy enough to filter, unfortunately it's
just one of those things, not Plusnet's fault.
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Old February 11th 08, 01:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ivor Jones
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"The Natural Philosopher" wrote in message

: : BigJim wrote:
: : : I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet
: : : email addresses in the past few days - anyone else
: : : notice this too?
: : :
: : : Have Plusnet been flogging their customers email
: : : addresses to spammers again?
: : :
: : All it takes is YOUR adreess on A.N.Others computer
: : that gets a scan done on it by an address harvester and
: : you are on the global map of ****s whose mailboxes get
: : filled by utter junk.
: :
: : Ive got one account that probably only 20 people
: : actually know exists. It gets spam. Someone got
: : trawled...

That's nothing, I've got one I only recently set up that *nobody* knows
exists yet. It still gets spam. Not much, maybe one or two a week, but
spam just the same.

Ivor

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Old February 11th 08, 04:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
George Weston
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"BigJim" wrote in message
...
I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?


No.
Since they introduced the Postini spam-filtering system a few weeks back,
spam is now insignificant here.
(There are a few false positives at the moment though).
You are signed up to Postini, aren't you?

George


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Old February 11th 08, 06:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
[email protected]tmail.co.uk
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On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:59:49 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
wrote:


That's nothing, I've got one I only recently set up that *nobody* knows
exists yet. It still gets spam. Not much, maybe one or two a week, but
spam just the same.


Give it a rest Ivor every time you touch the keyboard you have to type
the word spam or spammers
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Old February 11th 08, 07:31 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Old Codger
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George Weston wrote:
"BigJim" wrote in message
...
I've noticed a huge increase in spam to my Plusnet email addresses in
the past few days - anyone else notice this too?


No.
Since they introduced the Postini spam-filtering system a few weeks back,
spam is now insignificant here.
(There are a few false positives at the moment though).
You are signed up to Postini, aren't you?


Ah, its all a plot to increase the Postini sign ups. :-)


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What matters in politics is not what happens, but what you can make
people believe has happened. [Janet Daley 27/8/2003]
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Old February 12th 08, 02:12 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ivor Jones
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wrote in message

: : On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:59:49 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
: : wrote:
: :
: :
: : : That's nothing, I've got one I only recently set up
: : : that *nobody* knows exists yet. It still gets spam.
: : : Not much, maybe one or two a week, but spam just the
: : : same.
: :
: : Give it a rest Ivor every time you touch the keyboard
: : you have to type the word spam or spammers

Why are you replying to me and not the other three people in this
thread..? If I were paranoid I'd suspect victimisation, but as it's you I
know it's just your stupidity.

Ivor

 




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