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Junk emails

Kad

Junk emails
« on: March 12, 2018, 18:39:08 PM »
I have today received 2 junk emails to a mailbox that I created specifically for use on this forum. I have had to delete this mailbox and create a new one. Hope that this is not repeated.
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Iminei

Re: Junk emails
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 18:42:32 PM »
I've not had any junk through my email account related to TSP ... bad luck ???
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Acorn

Re: Junk emails
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 18:51:00 PM »
Unfortunately some spammers use computers to generate and try out email addresses, and inevitably they sometimes get them right.  And some email providers forward emails to the most similar name - that one makes me furious.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

UttaRetch

Re: Junk emails
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 19:49:03 PM »
@Kad: just mark them as junk.  The system will soon learn what not to let through.  I use gmail and a microsoft account, both of which allow me to block emails, but I have also reported nuisance mail as attempted scams or phishing expeditions.
What goes around comes around.

Francesca

Re: Junk emails
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 20:25:33 PM »
If the email address was made up from standard words or "normal"ish names then spammers will go through the list and fire them off in combinations. Sorry this happened, but I can assure you we don't share email addresses anywhere!