Spam

  laurie53 20:23 31 Dec 2008
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I have a phenomenal increase in the amount of spam appearing in my spam folder, mostly undeliverable mail returned to sender, like up from 3 a week to two hundred a day.

As they are going straight to my spam folder I am not too bothered, but anybody have a clue as to why?

Have I compromised my account in some way, or has a new server opened up?

  Prospero 20:47 31 Dec 2008

Sorry, can't help but although I'm no great fan of BT, but they do seem to filter out most of my spam before it gets to me.

  wis 20:55 31 Dec 2008

are you with bt or ?

  laurie53 07:57 01 Jan 2009

I'm with Orange, but my e-mail account is Yahoo.

  canarieslover 10:12 01 Jan 2009

If it is 'undeliverable mail - return to sender' it would seem to indicate that you are the sender it is being returned to. Time to do all the scanning for trojans etc that is so often recommended in this forum.

  laurie53 19:40 01 Jan 2009

Done full scans with avg and spybot.

Nothing found apart from the odd tracking cookie (deleted!).

  Woolwell 19:49 01 Jan 2009

I'm also with Orange and have had an increase in similar spam (many which purport to originate from myself).

I haven't got any malware and have run pretty thorough scans. I suspect that it too easy for spammers to make it seem as if it is Orange accounts. Orange need to tighten up.

  mark2 21:01 01 Jan 2009

I have similar in my spam folder with gmail, all msn related apparently, gmail tells me


Sometimes you may receive a message intended for someone whose address resembles yours but has a different number or placement of dots. For example, your address might be [email protected], but the message was sent to a [email protected]. What's going on?

see click here#

  laurie53 21:54 01 Jan 2009

Thanks. I think you're probably right.

Funnily enough, so far my g-mail account is pretty clear!

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