Anybody getting a large amount of spam emails to iCloud email?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Big D 51, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    I have never even used my iCloud e-mail address and I am getting spam like crazy. Today has been the worst by far with 15+ e-mails today.

    Anyone else experiencing this? If not, I may try changing e-mail addresses.
     
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    No, no spam yet. FWIW, my GMail address is a 13-character, pseudo-random generated string with maximum entropy. Basically, it's 13 characters of a jumbled mess that I cannot even memorize.

    But, in the over two years of that account, I have not received one single, solitary piece of spam in either my inbox or spam box.

    My old account, which was my first two initials and last name would get 30-40 spam notes each day.

    Having that weird address fools all the spam bots, because there are no 'sound-alikes' to find.
     
  3. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

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    Me too

    Since switching to iCloud, I've gotten a ton also. Like maybe 10+/day, and that's never happened before :(
     
  4. Big D 51 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This may be ideal thing to do. Thanks for the advice. My email is my first and last name which is the same as my aol account. My AOL account is around 10 years old and I seldom get spam. I've had iCloud for 6ish months and it's horrible. Guess I may go the crazy word route for iCloud.


    Thanks for the other replies as well.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I'm guessing that Apple might not have very good or any spam filter for their email service. Or the heuristics of their engines haven't learned enough yet to start blocking the real junk and letting the good stuff through.

    But with that said, it's strange that you're getting spam and I'm not. I do have an @mac.com account with my first initial and last name, and I've never gotten any spam on that account. I've had it since the .mac days.
     
  6. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    No spam here..and I cloud is now my primary address..
     
  7. Tinyluph macrumors regular

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    I don't use funky names and neither my gmail address or my @me address receives spam. My gmail of about three years has some 10 messages in the spam box and they're all newsletters from my school's bookstore.

    I guess some people just have bad luck.
     
  8. repete7 macrumors member

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    The amount of spam also depends on how you use your email address. Both my gmail address and iCloud address are my first two initials and last name. I use the gmail address everywhere and it is spammed relentlessly (google's filters catch almost all of it). I don't use the iCloud address and haven't got any spam on it yet.
     
  9. Big D 51 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After the reading the replies, maybe I had used the email address for something quickly one day not thinking since I never use it, and it must have got added to a spam list somehow.

    I created a new one. Thanks for the help.
     

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