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    Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    My inlaws have, since April 1st, been litereally bombarded with spam.

    6000 spam mails in 8 days.

    They use Orange online Webmail, to prevent them downloading to the PC, which is clean and has all latest XP Pro updates.

    Sair's Orange account is NOT being bombarded.

    Anyone else got Freeserve/Orange/Wanadoo mega spam since the April 1st timebomb worm allegedly didn't go off?

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    It's hard to say; I am rigorous in my filtering. Of course it may not help as More than 97% of all e-mails sent over the net are unwanted, according to a Microsoft security report.
    Microsoft said people should not panic about the high levels of unwanted e-mail.

    Cliff Evans, head of security and privacy for Microsoft in the UK, told BBC News: "The good news is that the majority of that never hits your inbox although some will get through."
    Right!!! So Microsoft are efficient at filtering? I get about 20 'on-line meds' spams a day on my hotmail account.

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    this is close to 1000 per day.

    that's pretty bad!

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    Are they getting bounces in there as well?

    I went through a period of recieving a few hundred a day as someone was spoofing my email address as the sender, so I got all the bounces and spam notifications. It stopped eventually.

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Are they getting bounces in there as well?
    yup, though a lot of the "bounces" are fake ones

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    I didn't bring my Orange password to Paris with me, but I have only ever had about 20 spams to that account anyway. It would be interesting if it's suddenly broken the barrier. Not good, but interesting.

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    Re: Is anyone suffering huge Spam in their Freeserve/Orange account?

    someones using the domain as a spoof.

    Because of the old freeserve.co.uk domains using a users suggestion or name as part of the domain, the prefix before the @ symbol can be spoofed over and over.

    have had 2 in last 2 minutes as undeliverables, and the email return address is two different non existant email address on the one correct email domain.

    Wish Freeserve had foreseen this all those years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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