Email TEST

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Is anyone else get scam emails with no apparent purpose ?

    They are labelled Test9876565x ( or similar ) and contain random text, no attachment, no apparent threat.
     
  2. Spidey

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    Yes i have had a few both for home email and work. I just report them as spam.
     
  3. peterc10

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    Yes me too - from different email addresses
     
  4. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Get a few,,, but they go straight into my "Junk"..

    So just delete.. (y)
     
  5. Janine

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    Yes - I've had one today.

    There was a clickable link to a website but I didn't.
     
  6. Bailey58

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    Yes from a friend but he hadn't sent it, I'm not sure he knows how but he too had one from his son who hadn't sent it either so someone has lifted their addresses. Happened a while back too from another friend who had his email "compromised" as he put it.
     
  7. Billy23

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    Yup, regular as well as loads of other crap! The one that gets on my nerves more than most is the one that promises to enlarge my penis, why didn't they make that offer 40 years ago!!!! :D
     
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    Could be someone who's bought a list "testing" your email address to see if it's live. If you respond, you'll probably get invaded with spam. My email programme usually filters them out into the junk box.

    Happens with phones too - we've all picked up a ringing phone to find nobody there - result for the caller. I've invested in one of those nuisance callblockers that BT sell and programmed out anybody who doesn't leave a number or international calls. Number of nuisance calls gradually decreasing (the phone tells me about them but doesn't ring).
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Found this one in the Google mail spam box ..

    Test 8681585I

    this address .. @telecomitalia.it
     
  10. Mr Colpot

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    I had some over a few days last week (went straight to junk).
     
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