More SPAM email after installing iOS6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by CalWizrd, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. CalWizrd Suspended

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    Maybe I'm imagining this, but for the life of me it seems that ever since I installed the iOS6 Beta, my "@me.com" email account has just been deluged with SPAM emails advertising everything imaginable.

    Has anyone else gotten this same impression? I'm curious.
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Nope. No increase in spam. I'm curious you don't blame iOS 6 for this do you?
     
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    Certainly not directly, but perhaps very indirectly through some exposure of some kind of user list, etc?

    I've been writing software since LBJ was the President, so I surely wasn't saying iOS6 was causing the problem, but the stark coincidence in timing just struck my "Hmm" chord.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Is the spam being caught or appearing in your inbox?
     
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    Inbox. Really no practical way to filter it out.
     
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    Oh ok, so you are using the web interface not downloading into Apple Mail. Yes, I guess there is not much you can do.
     
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    Nope. I get my mail primarily on one of my iPads and my iPhone.
     
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    Wow, the same thing happened to me. All of a sudden I got tons of bs emails that I never use to get, it's strange to say the least
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Tons of spam on my .mac account since the outage the other day.
     
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    Interesting. Perhaps I jumped to the wrong conclusion due to the timing, since I installed the beta maybe a day before the outage.

    The volume of crap I'm getting is astounding.
     
  12. wayneholbrook macrumors regular

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    I wonder because of the outage if some how our email address were hacked or stolen. Its just very strange that all of a sudden Im getting slammed with tons of spam that just started.
     
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    I like his sig.
     
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    If you voted for Obama to prove you werent a racist then vote for the other guy to prove your not an idiot!
     
  15. Casiotone macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly the same for me.


    It seems that something broke in their spam filter that day. Before that, I never had any spam reach my iCloud inbox, it was always automatically put in the Junk folder, now I get 3-5 spam message a day.

    Looking at my inbox in Mail on Lion it seems that those get flagged as junk while still being in the inbox (but they're not flagged on my iPhone running iOS 5) and not being moved to the Junk folder.
     
  16. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    Has this been occurring for those just with the iOS 6 beta, or have people running regular iOS 5 been seeing it too?
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not running the beta.
     

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