on 03-03-2019 05:46 PM
There has been noticeable increase in spam emails over the past few days.
Numerous spam emails are appearing in my inbox all of a sudden. Have others noticed it as well?
Not sure if changeover to new email system has created this problem.
on 18-03-2019 03:32 PM
Yes sadly so. I mark them as spam but it doesn't make any difference and they seem to be mainly dating sites for Russian or Asian brides or Bitcoin.
I never received any spam under the old system, just the occasional phishing email, but this is becoming really annoying.
18-03-2019 02:22 PM - edited 18-03-2019 02:43 PM
Same here, webmail updated beginning of March and the spam started on March 8th.
I had 146 filters set up on the old webmail and it seemed to be under control, I've added another 7 filters so far but still continue to get spam with different from addresses. It would seem TT are using a very ineffective spam checker.
As I was typing this I got another spam mail.
I'm now adding the redirect option to the filters and redirecting them to firstname.lastname@example.org. does any one know if this works?
on 18-03-2019 02:08 PM
on 14-03-2019 07:53 AM
Well apart from bringing back the old version I agree. If this is more secure why am I being inundated with spam for russian brides, gambling sites etc. etc?
And it's all very well suggesting that we report them to the spam@talktalk address but that entails opening the offending e.mail, thereby acknowledging to the spammers that my e.mail address is correct & working which usually results in receiving more of this cr*p.
We shouldn't need to report it - your useless spam filter should be working properly !
on 12-03-2019 07:42 PM
In short, yes. I have just been upgraded (feels more like a downgrade) to the new email service and am receiving a lot more spam. I hardly ever got spam under the old system. Currently I am really unimpressed with the new look. It is far from intuitive not easy to navigate, has pop-up adverts obscuring my actual messages I am trying to read and is clearly failing on its boast of being more secure. Call me old fashioned, but bring back the old version.
on 12-03-2019 02:06 PM
on 03-03-2019 07:18 PM
No spam here.
But just a heads up that there have been some reports of scam email appearing to be sent from contacts and giving the appearance of a previously sent email. On closer inspection the real email sender will be a scammer that has included an image and link to a supposed pdf file. The link will take you to a website fooling you to give up personal data. So beware.
If you do get any of these please forward to TalkTalk. Report a phishing or spam email