Junk email increase since Site problem

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  1. scotzsue

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    Anyone else had an increase in spam since the site had it's problem?
    They are getting through 2 lots of spam filter security, usually have a few a week but have had 20-30 today alone.
     
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    No change as yet
     
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    nope!
     
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    We have not had a data breach so your email on record here is safe. I note you use hotmail, I read in the last two weeks or so that 270million email addresses were being sold on the open market, a major number of those were hotmail. That is just one instance of literally thousands of breaches. None yet from us though :fingerscrossed-touchingwood: :)
     
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    Thanks for that info Jim.
    I wondered why I was suddenly getting spam.
     
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    I've got hotmail & gmail and noticed this past week that hotmail' spam has gone through the roof.
    I don't think it's from one particular site, I think it's global.
     
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    Plus, my wife has just said that she's getting loads of spam emails - and she doesn't frequent this site (y):LOL:
     
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    Don't use Hotmail is the answer. I once did some business with a company which used Hotmail and I told them it didn't do their image any good.

    Gmail works for me, I used to be with BT but got a lot of spam, since switching to Gmail spam is a thing of the past.
     
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    I use bt and i've been having issues with the amount of spam for a month or two now.
     
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    I do have gmail and also yahoo account, son often has problems on yahoo so rarely use that address, find gmail a pain to use. this has only happened in the last few days with spam getting onto my main email no going to my spam folder, interestingly if i try to open the emails they come up as unsafe! now there is a surprise.
     
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    have used that, not been hacked, but been 'pasted' that is just what would happen to the perpetrator if i found them :devil:
     
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    That means that your email has been made public and probably copied and added to spammers databases
     
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    No problems with MHF and my emails from it. (y)
     
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    The attack this morning was the same as arrows being fired at the castle door. It was preventing access to the server (castle) but they didn't get in to do any internal damage.
    I tracked down their target and it was disabled.
     
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    Mine been "Pasted" from searchforsites, does this mine his security is not very good?
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I have received 2 spam emails from an acquaintance who's email account has been hacked but the email address doesn't show up when looking on the haveibeenpwned website so can only conclude it is not 100% accurate.
     
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