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Spam Spam Spam, And More Spam

  OTT_B 11:58 10 Sep 2016
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Has anyone else been hit by a deluge of spam email today? I must have had at least 40 emails about credit cards, viagra and loans today. Very frustrating since they're not automatically going into the junk email folder.

  bumpkin 12:20 10 Sep 2016

It seems to come in spates, normal few dozen then suddenly hundreds.

  Govan1x 12:31 10 Sep 2016

You could try mailwasher free to see if that helps. Not tried the free version so cannot comment on it.

  OTT_B 12:35 10 Sep 2016

I was thinking there may be a new bot net that came active overnight...

Thanks for the suggestion Govan1x, but I use webmail (hotmail) almost exclusively for personal emails....it's that account that being bombarded....2 more since I posted this thread!

I guess I'm one of the lucky one's, who someone thinks would benefit for a great cut price load. Not so sure about the viagra though.

  Govan1x 14:47 10 Sep 2016

Maybe check your contacts to see if you have one in there that should not be.

Maybe time to change your e-mail address not sure if changing the password would make any difference.

Once you start getting the spam it is usually fairly hard to stop it.

  Govan1x 14:52 10 Sep 2016

Looks like they had problems in June so maybe they have been hit again.

Click here

  OTT_B 15:35 10 Sep 2016

Govan1x

I suspect you're right - I've got many mail accounts, and it's only my hotmail account that's getting the spam. Oh well!

  Forum Editor 16:16 10 Sep 2016

Spam is like the tides, it wishes back an forth all over the Internet all the time. Sometimes there are lulls, and sometimes there are deluges.

It's a fact of life for anyone who spends much time online.

  Old Deuteronomy 16:42 10 Sep 2016

My partner had a similar deluge this morning but, I had none. We both use Outlook/Hotmail.

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