on 09-04-2021 07:28 PM
I have had/used a onetel.com email address for about 15 years. Recently I have had about 2000 spam emails, in talktalk mail inbox I keep ‘marking them as spam’ but they still get through, about 100 a day, I’ve had to delete the mail setting from other devices so I can no longer use them for receiving/sending mail. Should I change my email address?
on 29-04-2021 08:55 AM
Hi chevvies, you need to send me a PM with the last 4 digits of your regular payment method.
on 16-04-2021 06:42 AM
on 15-04-2021 01:29 PM
Hi chevvies, if you add the email address that you believe is yours to private notes in your community profile I'll take a look. What I can tell you is limited by GDPR, but let's see what we can see first.
on 14-04-2021 08:48 AM
on 14-04-2021 08:21 AM
I was originally with onetel, then they were taken over by talktalk some years ago, at which time I'm sure I created a talktalk.net email address, but when trying to use this email address I got warnings that it was already taken. I tried using the online 'chat' facility but they said they were not able to tell me if this was the case.
Could it be taken by myself? (I entered the wrong password having not used it for a long while).
In the meantime I'm using a gmail.com address for my devices but keeping an eye on the onetel.com address via my talktalk mail account in case anything gets through that I need, I'm still getting about 150 spam emails a day, even though I mark them as such. I'm not sure how or why someone somewhere would want to spend time doing this kind of malaise. Baffling.
on 13-04-2021 06:51 AM
on 09-04-2021 09:21 PM
If you're a TalkTalk Consumer customer and have registered a customer MyAccount then that is where you would permanently delete the onetel email address and create an email address with the talktalk.net domain.
But you may wish to create an email address that is not linked to any Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Your choice really.
on 09-04-2021 07:42 PM
I'll offer you a pragmatic answer which is yes.
The reason for agreeing to deletion is that once spammers and scammers know your email address they will relentlessly target you. So, if you don't use the email address for too many contacts / logins and it's easy enough to inform your contacts / change those logins then starting afresh is a positive move.
You might like to enter the onetel email address at the website haveibeenpwned.com to identify known data breaches involving your email address. This may help to find out how the spammers found the active address.