.mac (dotmac) spam over last 5 days

Dunepilot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 25, 2002
880
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UK
Has anyone else suddenly started receiving spam to their .mac accounts over the last few days?

I'm getting the usual rubbish (teens, viagra etc), which I've never had with .mac before. I'm pretty careful about who gets the address as well.

Dune
 

mdntcallr

macrumors 65816
Aug 1, 2000
1,443
120
i dont get much spam at all in my account.

my bet is you somehow got your email on a list.

i wish that .Mac would include a challenge response email option.

to make every person emailing you at least once. prove they are human. or allow you yourself to manage your spam list better. with that same system
 

iGary

Guest
May 26, 2004
19,583
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Randy's House
I get over 25 spam e-mails into my .Mac account every day ( well my add on e-mail).

I use it as spam bait, truthfully (registering on sites, buying pr0n, etc.).

I think you're pretty screwed once you post your e-mail on the Internet.

Thenk geebus for Spam Sieve.
 

dwishbone

macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2002
242
0
On the Moon
ive been getting that junk for awhile now, but still not as much as i see others on normal email accounts getting.
.Mac used to filter that alot. im hoping with the new .Mac mail interface coming it will also add some of the Mail.app functionality...like the Junk filters.
 

gauchogolfer

macrumors 603
Jan 28, 2005
5,556
5
American Riviera
When I register for sites, and essentially for all contact with 'unknown entities' I use the .mac alias feature. It's pretty sweet. You might want to consider giving it a try.
 

Dunepilot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 25, 2002
880
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UK
I guess I've probably used it to register to what appeared to be a reputable site recently, that didn't end up being so.

I've bounced a few of the spam emails back to the senders. That usually helps, doesn't it?

Dune
 

jwp1964

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2004
203
15
Enterprise, KS
I use my hotmail account for online biz and deal with the spam there. No one except friends/associates had my .mac account?????????????:confused:
 

soloer

macrumors 6502a
Sep 27, 2004
804
68
Omaha
Dunepilot said:
I've bounced a few of the spam emails back to the senders. That usually helps, doesn't it?
That's a good idea that I hadn't thought of. I recently used my mail on a site and my spam-free mail suddenly gets 3-5 pieces of junk a day. Perhaps that will help.
 

MrSmith

macrumors 68040
Nov 27, 2003
3,038
13
spamgourmet.com

I use spamgourmet.com for registering my email address on sites I think may spam me, or sites that I only want, say, one news article from but where I have to register. Details are at the site, but here's a quick explanation:

Let's say you register at spamgourmet.com with the username 'username'. A site called, say, Macrumors asks for your email address. Well, you know this Macrumors is a disreputable site, but they won't let you post anti-Mac flames unless you register. So you give your address as, for example, macrumors.2.username@spamgourmet.com. The first part ('macrumors') can be anything, in fact. The number '2' determines how many emails from macrumors you want to receive. Any mail after that (in this case, from the 3rd email onwards) gets eaten before it reaches you.
 

MrSmith

macrumors 68040
Nov 27, 2003
3,038
13
Dunepilot said:
I've bounced a few of the spam emails back to the senders. That usually helps, doesn't it?

Dune
Not for me. It just adds delivery failure notices into the mix :mad:
 

Gerg

macrumors regular
Feb 3, 2003
101
0
Generally, SPAM message have spoofed headers, and when you bounce it back, it actually doesn't do any good, as the real SPAMMER isn't listed in the header, instead it's just some poor joe who's address is being used without his knowledge. Not his account necessarily, just the e-mail address.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job