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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Apple seem to have leaked iCloud email addresses?

I have had an @me.com email address for about 3 years.

In the last week, I have started receiving SPAM in this account.

I have never ever used the account to email anyone, and have never signed up to anything with it. The only emails it has ever received is marketing from Apple, until a week ago.

So it seems that Apple have accidentally (or not?) leaked my email address to Spammers.

Has anyone else noticed any such activity?

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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Nothing here so far, and I have a couple of aliases set up.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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What spam are you getting? I ask because I just started getting some too, but I also use it as my main email so I assumed it was just sold to a spammer.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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I'm getting spam. I literally use address just to sync Notes between my iDevices and my Mac. Here's a screen shot of the two I received. Click image for larger version

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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I'm getting spam. I literally use address just to sync Notes between my iDevices and my Mac. Here's a screen shot of the two I received. Attachment 379346
I've gotten those exact same two emails over the past few days.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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Whoa, same here. Those were the exact 2 emails.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:26 AM   #7
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Might Not Be Loss Of Email Addresses

Do you use the same user name with other services, i.e., Coasterfanryan@yahoo.com?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:30 AM   #8
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Also got those emails. I guess spammers are just spamming every possible email configuration. You figured Apple's servers would be a little smarter than that!

Then again when I mark something as spam, it doesn't send the email to trash immediately, nor does Apple's email system learn anything. Pretty terrible compared to Gmail if you ask me.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:39 AM   #9
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Yep thats the 2 exact SPAM messages I got too!

I use the address just on my iPhone, just have it configured for Find My iPhone really.

Poor show by Apple for seemingly letting all their customers get this same SPAM!!!

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And no, I don't use the Apple ID for registering any services except Apple ones
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:50 AM   #10
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When the first rumors about MobileMe going free started to surface a few years ago, I signed up to ensure I got my firstnamelastname@me.com. I've been extremely careful to keep this address untainted, so I was really disappointed to see those exact two emails. I've been trying to figure out where I slipped up, but I guess I didn't...

This sucks.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:53 AM   #11
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I've gotten a handful of spam over the past month or two. Nothing major however.

For me its been an email stating my youtube video has made the top xxx or someone emailed me about the youtube video.

The problem for them is that I don't have a youtube account and I've never uploaded a youtube video

I just delete those emails
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:53 AM   #12
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I'm getting spam. I literally use address just to sync Notes between my iDevices and my Mac. Here's a screen shot of the two I received. Attachment 379346
I've been getting exactly the same junk mail.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:55 AM   #13
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I've been getting exactly the same junk mail.
Me too! I thought it was just something that I have signed up to. I only use for MacRumors and actual people I know. I have a throwaway google one for everything else.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:11 AM   #14
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This is quite worrying. I've had all of the emails mentioned in this thread over the past couple of days also.

I'm quite surprised Apple doesn't have a better spam/junk system in iCloud. Unlike the Maps complaints, Mail is something Apple has been doing for a very long time and there is no reason why they shouldn't have one of the best content filtering systems out there.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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Same here! They're not tied to an app though as far as I can tell...

My dad has been getting the same spam and he doesn't even know his iCloud login to even share it. My brother, who's only 10 and who is also getting the spam, has probably only used it for textfree, and some other apps, but nothing else.

And the same here on my account, but I do share it around...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:42 AM   #16
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Count me in as another that got those same emails.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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Yep thats the 2 exact SPAM messages I got too!
Exact same two here also. Just forward them as attachments to spam@me.com so Apple can filter them.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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Exact same two here also. Just forward them as attachments to spam@me.com so Apple can filter them.
I've tried that but I'm getting an error message every time I send one "Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed... Reason: Over quota".

They must be inundated with spam reports.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:57 AM   #19
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I've tried that but I'm getting an error message every time I send one "Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed... Reason: Over quota".

They must be inundated with spam reports.
It worked for me yesterday, but I just tried another one and got the same message as you. I think we broke it.
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Lmao yeap i got that same email from Dr.zo or whatever!
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Got that same email from "Dr.Oz". Also other messages which have no content.
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Count me in as we'll. I received them both to my main and alias, so 4 in all.

I hope Apple can fix this somehow!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:25 PM   #23
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Odd. Mine's still clean. Must me one of the lucky ones.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:28 PM   #24
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Add me to the list. I've never used my iCloud email address and have only ever received email from Apple. Recently I keep getting email about "Dr. Oz." It's all very strange.
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I have had an @me.com email address for about 3 years.

In the last week, I have started receiving SPAM in this account.

I have never ever used the account to email anyone, and have never signed up to anything with it. The only emails it has ever received is marketing from Apple, until a week ago.

So it seems that Apple have accidentally (or not?) leaked my email address to Spammers.

Has anyone else noticed any such activity?

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With all the crawlers all over the internet, and that fact that it isn't illegal for companies to sell advertising info, and you think Apple was the one that gave out your address?
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