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Spam emails

GettinOlde
GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
I created an email address to register on this and one other disability forum.
Has anyone else started receiving spam emails to a unique email address?

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Hi @GettinOlde. Who's the email address with?
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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    You mean who was it from? I don't know, it was some advert, can't remember what for, in my spam folder that I deleted immediately and anything deleted from the spam folder is gone for good and can't be found in the trash bin.
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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Oh, it wasn't directly from Scope, I know that much, but I have fallen victim to email 'harvesting' before.
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Sorry @GettinOlde. I meant the provider - Gmail, Outlook etc.
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,872 Connected
    In any case, report the emails to the provider Yahoo, Microsoft, Google etc. 
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited July 2019
    I lied, well, not intentionally, but the spam email is still in my spam folder, I hadn't actually deleted it.

    Keranique for Women <[email protected]>

    and just had another

    VIVINTPremierProvider <[email protected]>

    It's not so much the fact that it's spam but how they got my email address in the first place. It could be just sheer coincidence that they've managed to randomly come up with mine, but I have several Google email addresses and none of the others have caught this.

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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    In any case, report the emails to the provider Yahoo, Microsoft, Google etc. 
    They were already flagged as spam by Google mail so no real point in reporting.
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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    There`s a very funny TED TALKS on youtube, by a comedian......whose surname is Veitch, I think. It`s a great story about how he dealt with a spam email..worth watching.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @GettinOlde   Wanted to add if you subscribe to WHICH magazine has all the latest bogus Emails and texts to look out for.

    Hope that helps.

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  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    @GettinOlde

    One tip I would like to add is you can use temporary throw away email address to help minimise spam/unwanted marketing to your permanent email address. Examples of using this can be:

    Signing up for a forum you are not sure about, or simply do not look to be using regularly. you can use this to activate your user login.

    If you download some software sometimes they insist you enter your email address first, you can use this to get a download link.

    Here is an example below, there are others if you google temporary email addresses.

    https://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html
     
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Thanks for all the input and advice everyone.
    I have no problems dealing with spam, I have even registered my own domain name and have access to unlimited email addresses like [email protected], but like a say, I created a Gmail address specifically to register here and another disability forum and for online storage and ease of posting images and videos - and Gmail has very good filters for flagging spam.
    It's just odd that this one Gmail address has started receiving spam that none of my others has.
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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    And more ...

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