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Discussion in 'iPad' started by bowlerman625, Jun 12, 2010.
It has nothing to do with the email breach. Unbunch your panties.
How can you be so sure? Are you the spam master? Geez
Did they email everyone whose email address was breached?
How are we to know if our email addresses are among the list?
A better question is how can YOU knwo for sure!
It is so easy to make wild claims!
Maybe you should sue!
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.
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)
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.
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.