iPad 3G Email Breach - Just Received My First Spam

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

  1. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

    lionheartednyhc

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

    bowlerman625

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    How can you be so sure? Are you the spam master? Geez
     
  3. superflush macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Note to OP:

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

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

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    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

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    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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