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Spam email - who gave them my address

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Spam email - who gave them my address

Just received this one today
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Congratulations and welcome to emailinform.
Dear James,
Welcome to emailinform - the program that brings you some of the best offers, discounts and competitions around. All offers have been chosen specifically for you and give you something useful, entertaining or just downright cheaper than usual.
When registering with our partner Dennis Publishing Ltd, you kindly gave your permission to receive information from selected third parties.
Emailinform and our partners take your permission seriously. Should you wish to unsubscribe from our service, you can do so at anytime using the link at the bottom of this email or via the link on any future emails from us.
I didn't register with Dennis Publishing  and looking through the brands with forums attached I haven't logged in there either.
Any suggestions
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Community Veteran
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

Ask them.
Community Veteran
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

Hi
I got this one too, including the first name in the "Dear ..."  I also haven't registered with them, but thought maybe one of my sons had.  Now I've changed my mind.
John
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

That's one advantage with having your own domain name, you can use whatever you like for email addresses.  I use things like gas@domain.co.uk  plusnet@domain.co.uk - that way if you get spam to any of the addresses you know right away who has leaked (sold) your email address.  The biggest problem I've had is with ebay. I'm on something like ebay6@ now.  I just keep changing the prefix and blocking the old one at my webhost who have a feature to divert specific email addresses to 'null' - ie dump them.
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

I've received that also - but it was to the unique email address I used with Computer Shopper.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

That is part of Dennis Publishing - now lets see how the blacklist works
pierre_pierre
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

Computer Shopper is Dennis As   are Computer Buyer, PC Advisor, PC Pro
Embarrassed Lips are sealed Undecided
Also you can use unique prefixes with Plusnet mail, any number of them no limit
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

Providing you have the catchall enabled otherwise you need to set up multiple alias addresses and I didn't bother  Embarrassed
kitz
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

Ive just been targetted starting today.
The culprit in my case without a doubt is PCPro.  Angry
pierre_pierre
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

mine was definitely PC Advisor
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Re: Spam email - who gave them my address

I've been getting stuff from PC Pro to my hotmail account...