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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by xj0hnx, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    ...in Inbox spam recently? This last week, it seems both my personal, and work Inbox's have been getting a LOT of spam get through. I've never seen so much Viagra, Cialis, and penis enlargement pills in my life. An no, I don't use either for registering anywhere, I've got special accounts for forum, and store logins.
     
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    I got some similar spam(not much at all though), in my gmail account; which I basically never use.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i got a rush about 2 or 3 weeks ago
    was getting 10-20 per day
    seems to have slowed back down to the typical 3-6 a day now

    and yeah i was even getting some on accounts i dont use for anything public
     
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    ^ Same here, the garbage rush came 3-4 weeks ago and has subsided the past week or two. Viagra, Cialis and a few others. And, some "Your video has posted" BS in something made to look like it came from Youtube, plus one made to look like Amazon.com that clamied something about an order cancellation.
     
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  5. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yip, same thing. A bunch of canceled Amazon orders, some undelivered UPS packages, LOTS of Youtube videos hitting number 1 viewed. Coordinated terrorist spam.
     
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    I just looked at your sig. Hit the links for fun, didn't register what the SVC link was, I've bought used test gear from them as well as new components. Used to build a few computers ~10 years ago. Also, the RC chopper ink, I still dabble a bit with RC planes and have a Savage 1/8 scale monster truck. Was an avid RC maniac back in the 70's - raced nitro powered RC sprint hydroplanes.

    The SPAMMERS are getting more and more creative. I changed ISP's at the end of last year. Was on ATT DSL for 10 years and used Norton AV. I now use Charter cable internet and the F-Secure AV suite they provide for free. At the first onslaught of the SPAM I figured it may be the F-Secure, but now don't think that had anything to do with it. It was just an onslaught whose timing was coincidental with my transtion of ISP's & AV software.

    Plenty phuking annoying.
     
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    My gmail catches pretty much everything in the spam box...
     
  8. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yea SVC is my go to shop for computer accessories, those guys have some of the best customer service I have ever seen. The RC helicopter shop is our family business :)
     
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