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blizzard of spam

Community Veteran
Posts: 1,850
Registered: 11-08-2007

blizzard of spam

the last two days has seen my inbox receive a veritable blizzard of spam, up from one or two a day.  it's mostly undeliverable mail notifications.
undortunately, i marked a couple of regulars as spam and now don't know how to get 'em back.
has anyone else experienced an increase in spam of late?
any idea how i might retrieve the good emails?
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Community Veteran
Posts: 16,864
Thanks: 1,141
Fixes: 13
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

Sorry to be a pain, but since I joined Plusnet just over 2 years ago, I haven`t had any spam worth mentioning.... a couple of "true" emails were marked as spam, but no "Please help me, I`m a poor Nigerian Oil Minister with $25m in a private bank account" or even "Bank Phishing notices"....
Can`t understand it, cos on my previous ISP  (T*****I) I got loads of it !.
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,789
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_(e-mail)
It is a common occurrence, and will subside on it's own.
B.
greyposter
Grafter
Posts: 235
Registered: 27-06-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

My spam has dropped to one or two a day,since last week.Don't know why but I'm not complaining  Smiley
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

@artificer
Do you mean you have reported them as Spam via webmail, or how? If they are one or two known addresses you could just whitelist them with the Manage My Mail tool.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

@artificer
It depends how you marked them as spam.
If you are lucky and go to web mail, they might be in either your trash box or spam box, hurry up if it is the trash box as PN doesnt leave it there for long
Best of luck
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,850
Registered: 11-08-2007

Re: blizzard of spam

thanks barry, that's comforting.
pierre_pierre, thanks for the info.  i'll go see if i can rescue them.
update:  thanks a lot for the help.  i rescued the emails i wanted to keep and learned a little more of how to manage my mail.