Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spam Question

The last couple of days, all three of my e-mail addresses have been hit by massive spam bombs. The subject line "Re: dear" from various e-mail addresses has shown up in my Yahoo! address thousands of times and my Dartmouth and Hotmail addresses hundreds of times. Hotmail and Dartmouth are failing to reroute it to my spam folders. Googling "'Re: dear' spam" turns up nothing.

Is anyone else having this problem? Can anyone explain it? Is this a new and common phenomenon?

7 comments:

DeVon said...

Have not received spam entitled "Re:dear". But I did save money on my car insurance by switching to Geico

Nathan Empsall said...

Dude, seriously, I saved like 40% going with Geico. Coverage sucked, but the savings were awesome.

James said...

I've had it, too, Nathan, but not that bad because I have the spam filter set on "high".

Leonardo Ricardo said...

None, I remain unviolated (which is a new condition).

Cany said...

Nope... not me! I set everything high on my computer because of being on the net too much.

I suggest using AVAST and Firefox v. other systems if you are not using a Mac. I have had great luck with them.

Jordan said...

Nope, Gmail takes care of that for me. Although I do get in excess of 20 random spam messages a day.

Dogwalkmusings said...

It hit the HBO bloggers really hard. I got my share and I don't have a hotmail account. I've been getting some porn ever since. Is it connected? Possibly.