spam rears its ugly head again.

  KEITH 1955 13:59 19 May 2018

I recently removed my gmail address from my pc because even though I only used it once on a games site , over the following months it MUST have been sold on , at the point where I removed it I was getting about 50 spam a day.

I cant delete the address from my account or I wont be able to use google play on my tablet. I have 100's of spam emails on my tablet , you cant delete them without clicking each email to show the dustbin , this of course technically opens them so generates more spam because the sender or spam bot will know they got opened.

I decided to make up another gmail address but took the decision to use it just to see what happened ….. guess what happened !

The first new email to arrive was from system mechanic website , I know it was genuine because I opened it on my spare pc just in case !

So my querie is this , how can a so called genuine company contact me on a email address that has never been used.

  KEITH 1955 14:02 19 May 2018

UPDATE..... A typo error it should say I took the decision NOT to use the new email address.

  wee eddie 18:49 19 May 2018

I have had same Gmail account for donkeys years and now get almost no spam. I do get some spam but rarely more than a dozen a week

  KEITH 1955 23:29 19 May 2018

I agree with what you both say but you both missed one point , how did a genuine company manage to send me an email to an address that I had never used since I set it up , I thought only conmen and spam bots would have hit an unused email address .

  rickf 09:33 20 May 2018

Strangely, I went to my gmail a/c today and there were 116 spam emails. I never used to get them until now. Any suggestions?

  Pine Man 10:10 20 May 2018

I, like others, have had a gmail account for years. I don't actually use it apart from some accounts like Sky, who require two email accounts.

Gmail is set up to forward all emails to my main providers account so I never have to access it and, whether or not that is the reason, I can't ever recollect getting any spam and I've just physically checked gmail and the spam folder is empty.

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