Spam And Porn Emails

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  1. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I seem to be getting more and more of these, always in my @me account..gambling, video links etc. etc.

    Anyone else noticed that their Apple based accounts are generating more spam lately?
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Not here but Yahoo sux.
    But, I don't use Apple's email that much, and especially not for any registration on fishy sites.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    My spam seems to come in waves, mostly quiet then a flurry of activity. Little to no porn AFAIK though.
     
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    I don't don't get any spam in my @mac.com account. But I also don't really use it for much either.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Its my main account so I do get a more activity in that, then my other email accounts, mostly because no one knows my other emails accounts. I have them for MacRumor notifications and things such as that.
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Don't usually get many, but I have had about 5 in the last 24 hours

    I know it's not legitimate because I don't use the @me.com email address (use the @mac.com one)
     
  7. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, same pattern here...I guess they will sort it out eventually....It's not my primary account but I do use it for certain things...
     
  8. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    I've gotten two in the past week on mine, but nothing since late last year outside of that. Forwarded them both along to spam@me.com and moved them to the junk folder.

    Haven't had anything else pop up since then.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If you search recent threads then you will learn you seem to be an isolated case of the people who are reporting on this. In other words, I don't ever use my .mac address, I've had it for 10 years and I am getting flooded. I have to stop using it on my iOS devices for a period then I bring it back and the spam usually dies down for a few weeks.

    Apple's spam filters appear not to exist. Even adding the mail to junk does nothing for future messages.
     
  10. ITGuy macrumors regular

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    It Just Started For Me

    The iCloud junk mail started for me yesterday and I've received some more today. I never use my MobileMe/iCloud email account as I've been a happy Gmail user for years and years. What is going on at Apple with their spam filters?? Yikes!
     
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  12. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Good advice, It's embarrassing when this crap comes through....I do not visit porn sites, have no desire to purchase Viagra, gamble online or take part in any of the other nefarious activities advertised in these emails. Forwarding them on should in theory help. Maybe 10.8.4 has helped close some of the holes.
     
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I've been getting lottery/money related mail in mine. It's started to show up on both of my accounts.
     
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    iCloud email

    I never used iCloud email address but now I get some spam email coming to my iCloud email. I hate it so much. I know iCloud will not allow email address change. :apple:
     
  15. JMountainDew macrumors regular

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    Same here. Don't use my iCloud email, yet within the past week, it has received 6 spam mails. WTH?
     
  16. JMountainDew macrumors regular

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    Same here. A wave of them this past week. ???
     
  17. Rorque macrumors newbie

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    Okay, this is not meant as an attempt to hijack the thread, but simply as a way of throwing my hat into this same ring and ask for a specific bit of advice.

    I'm 46 years old and would like to learn programming and have also wondered about my age etc.
    Having looked into this subject a little the one thing which strikes me as a potential stumbling block is that I know ZERO maths.

    I'm not wanting folks to tell me that maths isn't needed to learn programming, as it's pretty obvious that without a fairly solid grounding in maths one isn't going to progress very far.
    Yet I haven't seen it mentioned in this thread?

    However, finding out where to start in beginning to get to grips with maths has led me pretty much nowhere!

    Any thoughts ....
     
  18. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    It depends on what you want to do, but you generally don't need to know math. Exceptions would be if you want to do things that are graphics or performance intensive, IE, games or simulators.

    I was in the middle of taking Algebra I when I started to program. I was totally lost in Algebra I until I started programming. I attribute learning programming to having taught me Algebra.

    I feel like we need to start teaching programming in late elementary school (around 4th grade... I think it'll really help kids learn Algebra and other maths later on.
     
  19. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    My Apple-related accounts (e.g. icloud.com, etc) generate zero spam. That's because I don't tell anyone about that email address. Apple is the only one that knows my email account exists. And for the most part, Apple respects it when I tell them I choose to "opt out" of iTunes and App Store promotions and sales events. The ONLY email I get from that account is whenever I buy something online from Apple (e.g. a paid download from the App Store), and so Apple sends me the receipts of the transaction.

    The smart thing I did years ago was to create a secondary email address on Gmail, and THAT is the email address I tell my friends, enemies, relatives, my boss, The Devil, my ex-girlfriend, as well as the Starbucks barista that asks me "Hey dude, if you give us your email address we will send you a free promo code for your next free frappuccino, duuuude!"

    My Gmail account is my crapmail depository. For the most part, I ignore it for weeks. And when I check it once a month, 99% of the mail waiting for me is already in the Spam folder ready to be deleted.
     
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    Either one will work. I still use spam@me.com and I get the acknowledgement emails back from Apple thanking me for being such a good sport. :)
     
  22. TedM macrumors 6502

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    I get tons and tons of Bacn email or whatever they are calling it these days. Not really any spam or porn anymore. Just hey newegg has a sale or amazon has a sale....
     
  23. impaler macrumors 6502

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    I agree with others that are stating their spam comes in waves. Per Apple's support docs, also placing it in the junk folder also sends it to spam@me.com/spam@icloud.com and will get marked as such. I think we get MUCH more spam than we think - but Apple has pretty aggressive spam filters and much of it we never see.

    Apple has gotten a lot of bad press lately for opaque spam filters. I would rather get all the spam, but if Apple's servers believe it's spam, throw it in junk and let me decide, much like Gmail.
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just to clarify, that is only if you are using the web interface at icloud.com. If you are using the OS X Mail client, you still need to fwd. to spam@icloud.com.
     
  25. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    The amount of spam email I've been receiving in my @mac.com account, which I've had for years and years is getting ridiculous. I actually use the alias email address more and hardly ever the main login email but all of the spam goes to that main email account. I keep sending things to the junk folder hoping the spam filters will start catching them but it doesn't seem to be helping.
     

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