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Increase in spam email in recent days

yentalk
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Message 31 of 31

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.

 

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Message 21 of 31

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. 

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Message 22 of 31

Yeah they kept coming over the weekend - Bitcoins; Morrisons shopper surveys; "Congratulations , your email has been chosen" says Hopa; and Russian dating agency

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Message 23 of 31

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 spam@talktalk.net. does any one know if this works?

UK Old Git
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Message 24 of 31

Hi,

 

How has it been over the weekend, are you still receiving these spam emails?


Chris

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Message 25 of 31
Hmmm sounds like you are receiving the same spam as me. If Talktalk don't get their act together on this soon I'm jumping ship to gmail!
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Message 26 of 31

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 !

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byeck
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Message 27 of 31

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.

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Message 28 of 31

Hi td123,

 

As Gondola has said you can report spam/phishing emails here

 

Chris

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Message 29 of 31

I have noticed a lot more spam emails over the last week or so and the lack of an effective spam filter doesn't help the situation.

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Gondola
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Message 30 of 31

Hi @yentalk 

 

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 

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