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All of a sudden my usage rates etc. have gone up .....since PLUSNET was hacked my SPAM has gone through the roof.
Thanks for cutting back my bandwith since this happened..I'll be looking for a new ISP at this rate Evil
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James
Grafter
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

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Hi Ozpaul,

I'm sorry to hear that you are still experiencing large volumes of spam. Have you followed our spam protection guide which you can find here?

http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/spam_protection_guide.shtml

If so, has this helped to ease the situation at all?
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

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Have you turned on the spam filter on emails. This will direct identified spam to an IMAP folder on each mailbox which you can access via imap email client or webmail. This will mean it is not downloaded to your system.

In any case most of the spam emails are very small so unless you are seeing 1000s of them daily and downloading each one, the spam should make very little difference to your usage.
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Well if maybe it picked up more than 2% of the SPAM maybe that would be an option. as it is I'm getting huge amounts every day that still makes it through
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As it is I play WoW and check my email once a day ...no Youtube rubbish etc. ...so how come all of a sudden I'm using sooooo much bandwidth ?
My antivirus is up to date etc. :roll:
James
Grafter
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

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Hi Ozpaul,

Looking at your usage from this month, the majoirty of your usage is falling under web/http, with a bit of gaming (probably your WoW). Email usage is extremely low. Over the last couple of months there hasn't been any dramatic change in your usage.

If you feel that your usage is high, it doesn't appear to be email related.