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spam emails on Yahoo

by llol5565 / May 13, 2010 6:53 PM PDT

Suddenly I'm receiving tons of spam emails on my Yahoo. I haven't changed any settings. I even double checked to be sure that my settings were correct; they are. Has anyone else been having this problem? What can I do to make it stop?!

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No easy way to make it stop unfortunately.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 14, 2010 6:10 AM PDT
In reply to: spam emails on Yahoo

But I found early on the following;

1] Never open spam emails. Even displaying the contents in the Preview Pane can send a message back to the spammer that your email address is active.

2] If you do inadvertently open a spam email, never respond to it, not even to unsubscribe. They like unsubscribe replies. That tells them your email address is active.

3] If your account allows it, set up "Rules" to send all incoming emails that you are not expecting to the delete or trash folder. I don't use Yahoo mail, so I don't know if it has such Rules options. But if so the easiest way is to set up rules that allow all emails from people you know, eg in your address book or contacts list, and trash the rest.

Why are you getting these? Spam will always find you eventually. Even with random named email addresses, the spammers send millions of emails daily to computer generated email addresses. They don't care if the majority fail and are returned, all they are interested in are the ones who respond.


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by Olivia333-333 / May 14, 2010 7:15 AM PDT

I have got lots of spam. Thanks for your information.

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I was hoping
by llol5565 / May 14, 2010 3:45 PM PDT

for a solution! Thank you for the reply though. Can't understand how I went so long without getting them and now I'm being bombarded. Stupid spammers!

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increase in spam
by BallantyneGuy / May 25, 2010 11:38 PM PDT
In reply to: I was hoping

One of the spam drivers I've noticed is when you join LinkedIn groups your email address tend to get distributed. I don't know if the Group owners are selling access to the list or what, but it seems that the more groups I join the more spam I get.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2010 11:45 PM PDT
In reply to: increase in spam

I didn't get more spam when I joined linkedin. But I don't have many sites I do join and I resist linking logins.

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by llol5565 / May 26, 2010 4:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

I've been wondering if that site is the culprit behind all of my spam. I've received emails supposedly from friends that are on there but not my yahoo. Last one I got just had a link on it. I didn't open the link but emailed my friend to see if she had sent it.....of course she hadn't. I've even gone into the FB settings and unchecked everything I could, I don't accept too many applications either, but who knows.
Thanks for the help everyone

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Facebook is under pressure
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 26, 2010 6:25 AM PDT
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One more to uncheck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 5:30 AM PDT
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Just for your information.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 8:39 PM PDT
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