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60 Spam emails this morning!

worcsdave
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎15-08-2007

60 Spam emails this morning!

What's up with spam filtering?  Opened my inbox this morning and there were over 60 spam messages - most of them pretty obvious.
Anyone else having problems?  And is 'big brother' aware?
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: 60 Spam emails this morning!

were they spam or undelivered mail that you didnt send, if so that is back scatter and will cease in a couple of days
worcsdave
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎15-08-2007

Re: 60 Spam emails this morning!

Some of it was spam - and some of it was 'your attempt to reach the following email address failed' variety.
Any reason as to why it should suddenly start clogging my inbox?
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: 60 Spam emails this morning!

Just somebody nicked you e-mail address to send out a load of rubbish, it is commonly called back scatter, my last lot I had nearly 900 in three days and then it stopped
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: 60 Spam emails this morning!

Read about it <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_(e-mail)">here</a> if you wish. There is not much you can do about it, but it normally only lasts a couple of days.
worcsdave
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎15-08-2007

Re: 60 Spam emails this morning!

Angry Angry
The dark side tries again....