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Old 05-14-14, 01:54 PM
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Yahoo E-mail

I have several Yahoo E-mail accounts but use one for my primary. About a month or so ago I started getting tons of spam on that account. Previously I would get maybe eight to twelve over a 24 hour period but now I get at least a hundred or more. Amazingly, the E-mail I have from my ISP, which is "powered by Yahoo" has dropped to only a few per week. None of my other Yahoo accounts are flooded with spam so why this one?

I'll add that up until recently I had the ISP (Frontier) E-mail all forwarded to the Yahoo in question. I changed that because of the amount of spam I was getting delivered to the Frontier in box being forwarded. Now that spam (to the Frontier) has all but dried up and I only get a few spams to the Frontier spam box as well.

But the crap I am getting in the primary Yahoo just keeps increasing. Most of it is the same porn, pills, loans and credit offers over and over and over. I have tried to set up filters but it just keeps coming. Often when I try to filter something Yahoo tells me a filter already exists for that. I think it is coming direct from Yahoo but when I try the filter set up I get various senders such as info@your...

I can't just have it all automatically sent to trash as occasionally there is something sent to the spam that should have been sent to the in box. Am I simply doomed to contact all the businesses that I trade with using this E-mail and have them change to another address? I've had this primary Yahoo for something like fifteen years or more and it would be a royal pain to change. I have advised all my close friends to use a hushmail account I set up several months ago but some never bothered to update their address books and still send to the Yahoo so just dropping it is not a viable option.

Any suggestions?
 
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Old 05-14-14, 02:21 PM
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I had something like that happen as well - normally see 5 - 10 per day but one night got well over 100. Then it went back to normal.

I normally open a few of the spam emails to unsubscribe (until I get bored of the process) and that does seem to make a difference but lately the Unsubscribe link has not been active in a large percentage of the emails.
 
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LOL!! Dude you NEVER click on an unsubscribe links (or any links for that matter) in spam.. You're technically not even supposed to VIEW it, because the most widely used tactic to verify live email addresses is using embedded pictures (could be nothing more than a 1x1px transparent square) that flag the address as live as soon as the picture is downloaded off the server.
 
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Old 05-14-14, 02:50 PM
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Nope, I never "open" spam for that very reason. No matter how enticing, I delete spam. I'm just trying to figure out how to avoid getting so much in the first place.

Do you think it is Yahoo selling my addy?
 
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Old 05-14-14, 05:21 PM
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I use Google and their filters seem to be almost 100% effective. I got my first spam in about five months in my inbox today. I have to admit it was cleaver. Really looked like personal email. They wanted to act as a go between if I needed to send money to anyone. Just send it to them and they would see it safely got to the person.<LOL>
 
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Old 05-14-14, 07:10 PM
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I never get spam in my Google mail and I have never set up the filters.
 
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I have Verizon web mail but also use AOL. AOL isn't perfect either but does seem to be a bit better than Yahoo. I also heard that Yahoo was one of the first e-mail providers to be hacked and have passwords stolen. AOL had the same problem but from what little I heard did respond a bit faster. All of them though seem to have spam even Verizon which for a long time didn't have any of that and every day I have to mark off more spam. With AOL though they actually seem to have a bit better spam filters. So for all of their faults AOL has they seem to keep spam at bay.
 
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Old 05-15-14, 01:51 PM
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Google's spam filters are automatic - it's part of the service, no setup needed. I also don't see any spam in my inbox - but I know I'm getting 30-40 a day based on the rolling 1,000 that are in the spam folder at any given time.

As far as Yahoo selling your address, it's unlikely because if there was any proof it would open them up to a buttload of litigation. The more likely scenario is that particular was one of many that were on a particular list that was just bought by a mass spammer.
 
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Old 05-15-14, 03:34 PM
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Matt, I don't see any mail in the gmail spam folder. As for the yahoo...this spam is coming from multiple sources. You may not be aware if you don't use yahoo but they have made numerous changes (all for the worse in my opinion) over the last year or so. They admit to sending "targeted" advertising.

I have attempted to set the filters to dump the selected spam directly to the trash folder so I would think it would show up as trash. Nope, nothing in trash but the messages I send there. It seemed for a few hours that some of the spam (like the Russian women) had abated but when I logged in today there it was.

I know enough to not open unsolicited email as it often will have a function that sends back to the originator that it is an active mailbox. I am not in the market for any loans (dozens of offers every day), cheating housewives (at least three or four a day), p***s enlargement (another dozen or so a day) or any kind of pharmaceuticals. I get Harbor Freight ads in a few other accounts but then, I DID sign up for that. It is ONLY this one yahoo that is a problem. Unfortunately it is also the account that I use for most of my business dealings so changing to a different account will be a pain in the rear. Unfortunately, I guess that is what I need to do and then just forget about this account.
 
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Old 05-15-14, 03:45 PM
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It seems as though all e-mail is changing. Regardless of who your with all I hear is people complaining about their e-mail carrier. My roadrunner account is a mess. Every message comes in twice. Roadrunner can't fix it. I went to G-mail. I don't like it but I'm getting use to it. My daughter went to using Outlook but she is complaining because they changed it. Same thing with Yahoo.
 
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Old 05-15-14, 06:16 PM
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I don't like the gmail when I have to respond to an incoming message. Yahoo seemed to have copied the worst part of gmail when they started labeling messages as "to: Me" I dropped my original Juno E-mail long, long ago because of the advertising. My Verizon mail was okay when I had it but soon after Verizon sold its holdings to Frontier they changed it to a "powered by yahoo" system and now it has most of the same problems as any other yahoo account. Still, I'm not receiving anywhere near the amount of spam on that account, biggest problem being that I can only access one yahoo account at a time.

I DO like hushmail.com where I opened an account a few months ago. It is a simple, easily understood program that works well and also offers encryption. The downside is it has limited storage with the free version although that has not been a problem for me.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 12:24 AM
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I let it "set" for 24 hours. 130 spam messages and one message in the IN box. Checking the spam it was ALL the same #%&*@% that I set filters for, obviously the filters are just nonsense.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 10:18 AM
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I've had the same Yahoo account going on fifteen years and I only had one spam today, maybe five yesterday. I've never set filters, not sure what that even is.

I'd just ride it out for a few days and see if they catch up with whatever is causing all your spam.

Mmmm.....I think I'll have a Spam denver for lunch.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 11:31 AM
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Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam !

(Oh forget it - you guys are probably too young. LOL)
 
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Old 05-18-14, 03:20 PM
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[QUOTE]Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam !

(Oh forget it - you guys are probably too young. LOL) [/QUOTE]

Now for something completely different!

Nobody expects Spanish Inquisition!
 
 

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