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Anyone else hit tonight

  Condom 21:16 19 Jul 2012
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I just opened up my hotmail account and found nearly 5000 (Five thousand) e-mails all from the same [email protected] account advertising the Mad Men nomination for an Emmy award. I've let Microsoft know that their filters didn't pick this up but I'm wondering if anyone else has been hit. No great harm done but deleting this amount of junk takes longer than the 3 minutes it seemed to take to send.

  morddwyd 21:55 19 Jul 2012

No, nothing untoward.

Just the usual half dozen offering Viagra, mature women and Nigerian businessmen seeking partners!

  Condom 23:08 19 Jul 2012

Woolwell

As they all came from g.mail do you mean that it is safe as they only send them and not receive them? ;-)

  Forum Editor 23:10 19 Jul 2012

"I've let Microsoft know that their filters didn't pick this up"

As have a million or so others, no doubt. It's life, although 5000 messages to one Hotmail address is a bit strong.

  Condom 17:17 20 Jul 2012
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I'd close this now if I had access to the green tick, which I still don't so if FE sees this perhaps he can do the honours for me.

Fortunately this was the first time anything like this has happened before as my hotmail account normally catches all junk mail which is never more than half a dozen a day. From the timings on the e-mails it took a full three minutes to download 4644 of them and unfortunately a lot longer to get rid of them as Hotmail can only process 35 at a time.

  Simsy 20:37 20 Jul 2012

I don't have a hotmail email account... but I know several folk that do, about half a dozen or so. Now it may be just co-incidental but out of those 6 or so, in the past year 5 of them have had their accounts hacked, resulting in junk/spam/crap emails being sent from their accounts.

As far as I'm aware there have been no other untoward effects, but it does make me wonder. Why have none of my other contacts, without hotmail accounts, suffered like this?

I repeat, it may be just co-incidence!

Regards,

Simsy

  Forum Editor 19:12 22 Jul 2012

".....if FE sees this perhaps he can do the honours for me."

It's done.

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