Weird e-mails (spam)

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  1. Freddy

    Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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    Hiya folks.
    Lately I've been receiving lots of e-mails (junk) from the likes of PPI reclaim, Laser Eye Surgery, Casino thingies and the like. Thing is, it seems as though I'm sending it to myself, even though I'm obviously not (from "me"). I use Sky (Yahoo). Any thoughts?
    Cheers...Freddy.
     
  2. rosietutu

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    I shut that account Yahoo for that exact reason, my computer whiz warned me after I complained. So much Spam they don't filter very well. I now use Google.
     
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    clueless1 member... yep, that's what I am:)

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    Last time I installed any of Yahoo's addons I spent the next several hours fighting a virus on my PC. That was a few years ago though.
     
  4. Phil A

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    If they're coming from your own addy then its been hacked to use to send spam, bet all your mates are getting them too and they'll think its you sending them :yikes:


    ..... goes to check email.......
     
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    You need to change your password a bit sharpish. I've had that done to me twice. Very annoying. :gaah:
     
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    • Phil A

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      260 spam emails, all from Freddy :doh: :biggrin:
       
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        I had an email today from "walgreens", in the first line you can see without opening, about an order I had placed :scratch: Just spammed it, I use sky/yahoo cannot say I notice signficant spam, no more than any other e mail, I don`t get any to my google account, but keep that for important emails only.
         
      • Freddy

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        Right, I've changed my e-mail password. Anything else I could/should do?
         
      • Freddy

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        I'm not aware of installing any add-ons :dunno:
         
      • rosietutu

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        Re add ons you know Freddy I reckon they do it themselves though my Computer bloke tell me they come in with other things
         
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          I had a virus in November after changing over from Macafee to Norton , I added the Norton after closing down Macafee and found out you keep the one your on running until the new one installed , luckily part of Norton they have on line IT gurus it took him 6 hours to sort it out, it never cost me 1 penny imagine if I had to get some one in to sort out for me££££

          So it could be tracking cookies and trolls ?

          I would run a full system scan on your Security the one that takes a couple of hours may help as well

          Spruce
           
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