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Since: 17.7.02
From: Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Has anyone else here gotten an increased amount of spam in their hotmail and gmail accounts lately regarding cheap software and prescription drugs?

In the past three days I've gotten maybe 20 emails in both my gmail and my hotmail accounts, and it's getting annoying. I've NEVER had spam in either, and it's coming in record numbers.

(edited by thefraserman on 7.12.04 1717)
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Since: 25.2.04
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I don't have hotmail or GMail, but I've gotten a ton of stuff in the last week. It's different (it informs me that it is, in fact, spam-like, and it tells me if it's explicit at the top of the email body). I have a feeling that this means that the spammers finally updated all of their crap from all of the rulings lately regarding spam and sexually explicit spam. Or it could just be coincidental.
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I've been getting one or two spam mails per day the last couple of days in my Gmail, which I found kind of odd, because I don't subscribe to anything with it, I use my comcast account for that stuff.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.91
    Originally posted by thefraserman
    Has anyone else here gotten an increased amount of spam in their hotmail and gmail accounts lately regarding cheap software and prescription drugs?

    In the past three days I've gotten maybe 20 emails in both my gmail and my hotmail accounts, and it's getting annoying. I've NEVER had spam in either, and it's coming in record numbers.

    (edited by thefraserman on 7.12.04 1717)


I've had nothing in gmail, never given it to a site. But my business account has had a recent increase in spam, and I never use it either.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Worcester MA

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
I've noticed that there have been a lot more "extra-sized" spam messages in my Hotmail account lately ... No, not Viagra, I'm talking about the size of the email (in the 80-100 KB range).

I'm glad Hotmail's recently expanded their free account sizes to 250 MB, or else they'd be clogging up my account and putting me over my limit.






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Since: 28.6.04
From: Troy, NY

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
I had a Hotmail account years ago and got rid of it because of the ridiculous amount of spam I was getting...despite the fact that I almost literally gave it out to no one with the exception of those I knew personally.

I can also confirm that these spam messages have been hitting my G-Mail account as well.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.32
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    I had a Hotmail account years ago and got rid of it because of the ridiculous amount of spam I was getting...despite the fact that I almost literally gave it out to no one with the exception of those I knew personally.


Spammers used to just dictionary blitz hotmail accounts, such that if your name was either a common word or contained few enough characters that they could auto-generate it, you probably got hit that way. They are probably doing the same thing with the shorter gmail accounts now, too.



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