iPad 3G Email Breach - Just Received My First Spam

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bowlerman625, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    It has nothing to do with the email breach. Unbunch your panties.
  2. bowlerman625 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    How can you be so sure? Are you the spam master? Geez
  3. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    Did they email everyone whose email address was breached?
    How are we to know if our email addresses are among the list?
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    A better question is how can YOU knwo for sure!

    It is so easy to make wild claims!:eek:

    Maybe you should sue!:p
  5. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    Spam can come from any number of sources. Some could include:

    - E-mail address was stolen
    - E-mail address was sold
    - Mail provider spam filter not up to date
    - Mail program junk mail filter not up to date
    - Spam-bot sends mass e-mails out to auto generated e-mail acounts (basically guesses based on domain name)

    All of these are viable reasons to start to get junk mail. You cannot blame a single incident that made it to the news as the fault. E-mail addresses probably get compromised more than you think.
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Note to OP:

    Don't use your email address to sign up for things unless you want spam.

    1. Use a secondary email address
    2. Use a fake email address (depends on the situation)
  7. bowlerman625 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Well I did.

    I created an alias through mobile me and that's what i used. Since 2008 I never received one piece of spam. Now I receive one. I don't use this email except for apple related things and used it for my 3 G signup on the iPad.
    That's why i figure it's related to that issue. Maybe not.
  8. daveschroeder macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Considering that the list wasn't released publicly and wasn't harvested for spam purposes (there are millions of much easier ways to harvest valid email addresses), I would say very unlikely.

    But this is illustrative of what people will now believe because of not understanding the breach, exactly what occurred, the motivations behind it, etc.

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