Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

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Golden Ace
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Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

Postby Golden Ace » Sun May 10, 2020 10:09 pm

looks like my email address was harvested from someplace. I have been telling my email filter to label them all as spam. It's been working pretty good but a few dozen still get through every hour. was a thousand an hour on Friday.... so at least the filter is working... they got my email address right but they got my name wrong. keep getting "Thank you for joining XXX James (I am not James) in so far 9 different languages. ( English, German, French, Japanese (Katakana), Italian, Spanish, Russian, Farsi, Chinese (not sure which dialect). might have been more but I didn't start keeping track of the languages until Friday night.
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Re: Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

Postby lunawisp » Mon May 11, 2020 12:41 pm

Sounds as if you upset someone who added you to every mailing list in existence! Bit annoying when that happens, hope you get it sorted soon!
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Re: Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

Postby Consultant » Sun May 24, 2020 11:54 am

Ouch!

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Re: Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

Postby Golden Ace » Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 pm

A little over 200 K now... I really need to get a different email address
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Re: Received 60K emails since Thursday night.

Postby Golden Ace » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:42 pm

Was told this is called an Email Bomb
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