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  # 2181464 17-Feb-2019 11:28
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"Ashley M." <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Meet women for a secret date!





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  # 2181465 17-Feb-2019 11:30
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FineWine:

"Ashley M." <info@e.spark.co.nz>


Meet women for a secret date!



Ditto

 
 
 
 


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  # 2181656 17-Feb-2019 20:08
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eracode:
FineWine:

 

hio77: I'm merely the person sitting here with the big stick going fixed it yet? how about now?

 

 

 

@hio77 - Oh Dear - Huston we have a problem, again. A BIGGER stick ๐Ÿ‘ฎ might be needed ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

 

Angie <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

 

 

let's go on a date on Valentine's Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: @freitasm I like the new emoji picker

 



I have received the spam from Angie too.

 

<snip> I did see something on FB about this recently. My initial impression was that the sender of the spam has done something like putting the info@ address as the sender name, with some bogus address hidden in the From header, e.g. "From: info[at]e.spark.co.nz <some.fake.email.address[at]some.provider>"

 

 

 

(Edit due to reading more of the discussion)


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  # 2183339 19-Feb-2019 05:58
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โ€œClientservice - Petrol Givewayโ€™ - from info@e.spark.co.nz

Twice - once today, once yesterday.



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  # 2183790 19-Feb-2019 16:29
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Clientservice <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Petrol Giveaway

 

____________________________________

 

McKay <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Get Rich Now

 

_____________________________________

 

Special Offers! <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

We have been trying to reach you, Please respond!

 

_____________________________________

 

๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐โ—

 

NOTE to Spark: this is the second one of these except for the red exclamation mark โ— and you could say it is the first time I have had a repeat of any of these <info@e.spark.co.nz>. It is also the first time I have had 3 in one day





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  # 2183791 19-Feb-2019 16:31
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FineWine:

Clientservice <info@e.spark.co.nz>


Petrol Giveaway


____________________________________


McKay <info@e.spark.co.nz>


Get Rich Now


_____________________________________


Special Offers! <info@e.spark.co.nz>


We have been trying to reach you, Please respond!


_____________________________________


๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž <info@e.spark.co.nz>


๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐โ—


NOTE to Spark: this is the second one of these except for the red exclamation mark โ— and you could say it is the first time I have had a repeat of any of these <info@e.spark.co.nz>. It is also the first time I have had 3 in one day



@hio77

I have all of these too. I have to say Iโ€™m getting bloody sick of this.

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  # 2183908 19-Feb-2019 19:49
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So what is this e.spark thing and why cant they just block that domain?





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


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  # 2183964 19-Feb-2019 20:31
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richms:

 

So what is this e.spark thing and why cant they just block that domain?

 

 

I wouldn't have a clue about the signigicance of the "e.spark" subdomain thingy, perhaps the sender/bot/whatever is trying to be clever or doing something in the nature of tracking. All the legitimate emails I've had from spark have managed to arrive with out the "e." at the start, and most have arrived via outlook.com servers.




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  # 2184069 20-Feb-2019 07:59
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๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฒ ๐‘๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ฐ <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

(๐Ÿ)-๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅโ—

 

___________________________________

 

Sunny <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Do you want to go on a adventure with me?

 

______________________________________

 

McKay <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Get Rich Now

 

This a repeat

 

 





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  # 2184073 20-Feb-2019 08:07
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So instead of nil or a decrease in this spam, as reported previously in this topic, I am now getting an increase and in multiples, in a space of hours. Yesterday was 3 in space of 4 hours, today 3 in 6 hours and I am now also starting to get repeats.

 

 

 

No offence to @hio77 of these forums who has done his mightiest to help out in this and I can not fault his dedication to trying to solve this issue but SPARK is coming across as NOT HAVING A CLUE in how to solve this issue. The crooks appear to have more and better talent than Spark.

 

 

 

I wonder if I should go to the "Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)” or “The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA” as ‘Service’ not being fit for purposeโ— or both ??




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  # 2184361 20-Feb-2019 14:28
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FineWine:

 

  I wonder if I should go to the "Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)” or “The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA” as ‘Service’ not being fit for purposeโ— or both ??

 

Yep.
You'll get your $0 refund for your Free email a/c

 

:-)

 

" but SPARK is coming across as NOT HAVING A CLUE in how to solve this issue"
Spark arnt hosting your email.
SMX is .
Thats still not going to help you though, but my guess is Spark are now stuck in the middle trying to get this sorted .

https://smxemail.com/latest-news/spark-brings-email-home-to-new-zealand-mr/

 

 

 

What some people have done is setup a gmail email a/c, and forward all the xtra emals to gmail.
Gmail's spam filter works and should filter most of it out (most, not all)


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  # 2184365 20-Feb-2019 14:34
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FineWine:

 

So instead of nil or a decrease in this spam, as reported previously in this topic, I am now getting an increase and in multiples, in a space of hours. Yesterday was 3 in space of 4 hours, today 3 in 6 hours and I am now also starting to get repeats.

 

  No offence to @hio77 of these forums who has done his mightiest to help out in this and I can not fault his dedication to trying to solve this issue but SPARK is coming across as NOT HAVING A CLUE in how to solve this issue. The crooks appear to have more and better talent than Spark.   I wonder if I should go to the "Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)” or “The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA” as ‘Service’ not being fit for purposeโ— or both ??

 

Work is happening in the backend here.

 

 

 

Apologies for my silence, Very busy week. Social media is the first on my table to be benched...





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  # 2184376 20-Feb-2019 14:43
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hio77:Work is happening in the backend here.

 

Apologies for my silence, Very busy week. Social media is the first on my table to be benched...

 

Thank you for the update. I actually did not expect a reply as I know you are just as frustrated as us end users

 

Thank you again





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  # 2184725 21-Feb-2019 11:00
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"Ashley M." <info@ee.spark.co.nz>

 

Check out these hot new members!

 

_________________________________

 

galactic <info@ee.spark.co.nz>

 

Certified Organic Formulation

 

__________________________________

 

First dates <info@ee.spark.co.nz>

 

Do you want to expand your circle of friends?

 

__________________________________

 

๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐€๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐๐š <info@ee.spark.co.nz>

 

๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง

 

____________________________________

 

This is now the most I have received in a 24 hour period (4 in 7 hours this lot) and they are repeats with just a wee subject line change.

 

FineWine: So instead of nil or a decrease in this spam, as reported previously in this topic, I am now getting an increase and in multiples, in a space of hours. Yesterday was 3 in space of 4 hours, today 3 in 6 hours and I am now also starting to get repeats.

 

It is as if they are reading this forum topic and saying "ok we will up the ante"

 

 





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  # 2184945 21-Feb-2019 16:48
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@ee.spark.co.nz

 

Its mind boggling that the spam filter is so poor that it cant block this fake domain , fake email adress .

 

I have to ask, since I cant believe SMX's service is so bad. (we dont seem to hear of issues from their other paying clients)

 

Did Spark contract a special low cost deal with reduced levels of filtering & support
Serious question, not just trolling

 

 

 

If this is as good as its going to be (and it seems so, how many months of issues) , Spark needs to just say so .

 

btw, Im actually happy with my @xtra service , not perfect but what is. Others perhaps need to have an official statement from Spark resetting expectations ?
Its better than it was with yahoo (for me)

 

 


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