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Hundreds of Spams in Inbox

 
 
Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2011 01:33 pm
Last week, I opened my Yahoo mail inbox, to find about 300 messages. They all were virtually identical, but each one had a different email address at the top. They were headlined Message Undelivered, or something like that. I deleted them, 50 at a time. Next day, another three hundred choked up my mail. Same message, all with different email addresses at the top. After three times of this, I opened each one individually and marked it as spam. That was two days ago. Since then, no more has appeared in the inbox. I have not worried about the spam folder. I think I handled it well, but, is there a better way to handle these situations?
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2011 01:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
Get a new email address and ditch Yahoo mail.

I have never seen this problem but Yahoo should have prevented it.

Next time, if it happens, never open up the messages to individually mark them spam. They may contain malware hidden in some kind of active script.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2011 02:03 pm
Aaack, edgarb. Naturally enough I've no advice but commiserate.


Yahoo does have a customer service link, but it has for years been near impossible to find for the average customer. I think Robert noted it once on a2k, and I saved that, but I've had computer crashes since then, thus losing the link.

Maybe others here knows how to get their attention..
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2011 04:10 pm
@edgarblythe,
Instead of just deleting them, mark them as spam. That will block the senders address as well as deleting the message. Now, I know they are using different addresses, but they probably don't have in infinity of addresses to choose from. Also, this will help yahoo make future decisions on your behalf.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2011 08:00 pm
@roger,
Done that, roger. Thanks.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 10:59 am
@roger,
what do you do in the case that the address is yours? I get many every day - I try to sell me Viagra, rolexes, even attractive russia women.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 04:44 pm
@Linkat,
What do you mean? Are you getting spam that's reported as coming from your own address? If so, that's a new one on me, but why not mark it as spam anyway? I can't see how you lose; you probably don't write to yourself all that often, anyway.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 04:45 pm
@Linkat,
that sounds like a virus or worm.

I'd get it looked at...
roger
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 04:52 pm
@Rockhead,
That's always a possible. Sometimes, a person's computer gets taken over and starts sending spam to the entire mailing list. Then, you've got to make a decision whether contact with them is worth the endless spam their virus is generating.

I was hit by this early this year. I notified the person, but continued receiving such spam for two more weeks. I finally had to block her address.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 04:53 pm
@roger,
was she canajun...? I had a similar problem.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2011 06:42 pm
@Rockhead,
I imagine we were in the same address book.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 07:33 am
@roger,
Yes I do. I think someone some how got into our work email system and was able to get addresses. I've also received email from other people from the same company - but for some reason I get lots from my own email address.

Sometimes though - I do include myself in reply alls just to get a copy - although that probably isn't necessary as it will also be in my sent box.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 09:35 am
This might not relate, but on the tabs on top of my screen, indicating which site I'm on, the one that says yahoo alternates with the name "Jamie Taub 222." When I click on it-trying to make it go away-nothing happens, it just keeps alternating with yahoo.
Don't know what it is or what to do.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 09:39 am
@Diane,
Diane, that's likely someone trying to chat with you. You can open it and block them.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 09:55 am
@Diane,
I am not literate enough to know how to make it stop.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 11:26 am
@Diane,
Say a Hail Mary and three Our Fathers.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 03:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
I got a strange message on my A2K inbox last week ..... Laughing

Quote:
lovetlove

Fri 13 Jan, 2012 04:30 pm
Hello,
Hope you are doing just fine over there.My name is Lovet.I just want to let you know that l came accross your contact here at able2know.org and l found you interesting,hope you don't mind.
If you are interested in knowing more about me and for me to send you my picture,just feel free to contact me at my private mail address at [email protected])


I wonder who she or he is? Laughing and no i didn't.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 06:31 pm
@eurocelticyankee,
Could you please hit Contact Us at the bottom of any page and report unwanted PMs like that to the moderators? That way, we have a record and can take action if it's warranted. Thank you.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 06:47 pm
@Diane,
Diane wrote:

This might not relate, but on the tabs on top of my screen, indicating which site I'm on, the one that says yahoo alternates with the name "Jamie Taub 222." When I click on it-trying to make it go away-nothing happens, it just keeps alternating with yahoo.
Don't know what it is or what to do.


If you're still having trouble with it tomorrow, Diane, let me know when we see each other at the dog park and I'll follow you home and take a look at it, that is if Sally Dog won't object to having Dolly and Madison as guests for a few minutes.

Alternatively, I can come over after dropping them off at home to take a look at it for you.

I'll ask about it when I see you tomorrow.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 07:03 pm
@jespah,
Done.
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