Mail Spam

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jkeep, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. jkeep
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    Hi,

    I have a me.com email address and have had for about 5 years.
    In those 5 years I can count on 1 hand how many spam emails I have had
    until recently.
    There seems to be 2-3 a day now. does anybody know whats going on & how
    to reduce/stop them.

    Kindest,

    Jeff
     
  2. satcomer
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    Did you post on any web site the full email addresses? Spammers use web crawlers to pluck those addresses for web posts. Plus some smaller business sell information to spammers too when the spammers dishes badly needed money their way.
     
  3. Bear
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    When you get spam on an iCloud account (@icloud/@me/@mac) from the menu in Mail, forward it as an attachment to spam@icloud.com - Apple uses what is sent to them to update the spam filters iCloud uses.
     

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  4. SandboxGeneral
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    Check out Apple's iCloud Support page on Mail and spam

    iCloud: Why was I spammed?
     
  5. jkeep
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