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Old 02-11-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Somehow, one of my e-mail addys got released... and now I'm getting 30 spams a day!

I am officially a sad panda. Who hates spam. I have to say kudos to gmail's spam catcher though.

I just can't figure out where my address was left that a crawler got it.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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You probably signed your email in a forum or something.
Else what I have seen too is
myusername@domain.com
myusername@domain2.com,
myusername@domain3.com and so on and so on. I havent received a spam in two weekst hoguh. Look slike my mail server is working
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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You probably signed your email in a forum or something.
Else what I have seen too is
myusername@domain.com
myusername@domain2.com,
myusername@domain3.com and so on and so on. I havent received a spam in two weekst hoguh. Look slike my mail server is working
Yeah, but TiF isn't a particularly advertised webpage :P
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:53 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I just can't figure out where my address was left that a crawler got it.
It could be that someone submitted your address to the unsubscribe form link that they got from a spam message. Doing that is like signing up for spam. I have heard of people doing that with other peoples' addresses for vindictive reasons.

It's also possible that your address was found through a mailbomb attack. That's where the spammer sends to sequential addresses at a domain in an effort to ferret out the valid addresses. (a@example.com, b@example.com, etc.)

Gmail's spam filter is so good that my primary gmail address is posted publicly on the web and I don't see more than 2 spam messages a month make it to my Inbox.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It could be that someone submitted your address to the unsubscribe form link that they got from a spam message. Doing that is like signing up for spam. I have heard of people doing that with other peoples' addresses for vindictive reasons.

It's also possible that your address was found through a mailbomb attack. That's where the spammer sends to sequential addresses at a domain in an effort to ferret out the valid addresses. (a@example.com, b@example.com, etc.)

Gmail's spam filter is so good that my primary gmail address is posted publicly on the web and I don't see more than 2 spam messages a month make it to my Inbox.
yeah, these are hitting my junk box, but seeing that number climb every hour, when it was like... 2 a day into there, and 0 into the inbox aggravates me.
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