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Topic # 101414 1-May-2012 12:49 Send private message

We have Norton 360 and we get the occasional 'spam / junk' e-mail, but in the last 4-5 days we've been getting a lot more spam - and all of it is for Penis enlargement pills, pills to increase sperm volume, pills to help satisfy her for longer., pills to increase your sexual performance.....

I've not had any of this type of spam for years, so why would I suddenly be getting spam like this?
and more to the point, shouldn't Norton 360 be stopping it coming into my inbox or junk mail folder?

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  Reply # 617886 1-May-2012 12:52 Send private message

Have you used your emails to sign up to anything in the last few weeks?

A lot of Forums websites have marketing hidden in their T&Cs. It could also be in a database which someone has accessed

Norton should stop some of it, your ISP you shoudl stop the rest though. Are you able to increase your Junk mail filter within your webmail?

If it's Vodafone, login here:
https://webmail.vodafone.co.nz/vfwebmail/




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  Reply # 618043 1-May-2012 19:46 Send private message

we are also getting random e-mails from people we don't know - these e-mails are addressed to us personally.
this is one we got yesterday

this method is almost guaranteed to work even my mom is doing it and she just got a computer a few months ago http://t.co/x9acMtyf?token=2wo0s2&date=043012 everything is gonna be just fine.

I've not clicked on the link, because I believe it is probably spam or a virus

we've not done anything different and we've not signed into any e-mail database as far as I can remember

it's weird??

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