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New Trend in Spam Email?


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Alright, My mailbox has this nifty thing called a junkmail box, and anything that comes from someone NOT in my address book goes straight to this junkmail box. I never open anything that ends up in this junkmail box unless it was something from a friend's new email address I had not added yet to my address book.

 

Anyways, Lately when I open up Hotmail I'm noticing that I am sometimes very close to quota. Why? Because a lot of the junkmail is suddenly coming with attachments. Thank heavens I don't open the stuff. It seems to be a trend though where half my junkmail has attachments and before almost none of it did. This some new trick Spam emailers are trying to get people to read their mail?

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One thing you might consider... I think you can customise some email services to automatically BLOCK any mail with attachments. Of course you'd want to temporarily shut off the feature if you're expecting an attached-file email.

 

For what it's worth Hotmail is notorious for being a Conduit Of Spam. Be especially leary of RE or CC mails with vague subject-headings from known-senders such as friends or family. There are some evil little warez out there that prowl your address book for common words and addresses and conjure up bogus emails in an attempt to trojan-horse your friends.

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For what it's worth Hotmail is notorious for being a Conduit Of Spam. Be especially leary of RE or CC mails with vague subject-headings from known-senders such as friends or family. There are some evil little warez out there that prowl your address book for common words and addresses and conjure up bogus emails in an attempt to trojan-horse your friends.

Yeah, I already know about those and keep an eye out for them.

 

The helpful thing in all this is I usually know if something is bogus because most of my friends know to send attachments to my Yahoo account instead so if I see an attachment from them in my Hotmail account and I have not been told to watch for it, it gets deleted without being opened.

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Half of the Spam I get is for Viagra or Cialis. Funny, I'm FEMALE and don't need the stuff. I also get a lot of email for enlargement of the same body part that those drugs work for. Oh and the other one I get a lot of is for amortization statements and mortgage refinancing. I don't own a home so I just find these laughable by their title alone.

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The enlargement ones make me laugh.

 

My older email account is basically for junk now, I made a new one ( i think im allowed 5 through my isp) because of it.

Gmail is quite good at spotting and removing spam as well.

I have a few invites sitting around if anyone wants an account come to think of it.

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