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Topic # 9799 13-Oct-2006 19:42
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The level of spam and phishing on my Paradise email address are getting worse every month. Anyone else having this problem? It's almost worse than hotmail.





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  Reply # 48613 13-Oct-2006 19:47
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i don't use my ISP email address as I have my own domain... though the number of spams you get is proportional to how many 3rd party websites you registered to.

best technique (Which i myself have yet to employ to use) is:

say you registered to youtube service, you can create an alias "youtube@mydomain.com" and it points/forwards mail to your real email address which only you yourself knows. Even if you use for your normail emailing, create an alias say "joe.maggie@mydomain.com". So if one alias has been compromised you, 1) will know which service gave out the alias, 2) you can easily terminate the alias and recreate a new ones.




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Reply # 48616 13-Oct-2006 20:00
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It's getting very bad. Since all my Paradise e-mail is fed into my Exchange Server the spam filtering on the server does a great job. A few days ago Paradise sent out an e-mail telling us they are now going to simply delete whatever they identify as spam. I do worry about the (few) false positive though.





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Reply # 48617 13-Oct-2006 20:01
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Yes I have a paradise email address and in the last 4 weeks I am getting lots more

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  Reply # 48620 13-Oct-2006 20:41
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I get around 30 spam messages per day arriving in my paradise mailbox. The spam mailbox in the webmail seems to pick up around 2 per days... Really shows how well spam filtering works..




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  Reply # 48621 13-Oct-2006 20:49
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I'm getting heaps too. All those ones with the text within pictures so it can't be as filtered as easily. Probably 15 a day.

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Reply # 48624 13-Oct-2006 22:11
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I've almost got 900 spam messages in my xtra mailbox since I got it opened (approx 3 weeks ago) ....

its hardly a problem limited to one ISP.




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Reply # 48625 13-Oct-2006 22:21
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I used to get hardly any spam coming through my own domain name, but it seems to have skyrocketed over the last week. Obviously I can't be sure of the cause, but it seems to coincide me using this email address to set up an account for MSN Messenger last weekend.

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  Reply # 48650 14-Oct-2006 11:14
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I have had the same hotmail address for years and get no SPAM

Figure that out!!

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  Reply # 48674 14-Oct-2006 23:57
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I never give my Paradise email address to anyone but my friends.

I used to get maybe 1 or 2 spams a year, then Paradise announced that they were upgrading their Spam filter (this was several months ago) and then after that I started getting several spam messages a day.

Many of them are not even addressed to me, but something close to my email account name. So I dunno how they end up in my box!

Incidentally, my Yahoo account which I give out all over the net rarely gets any spam.


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  Reply # 49225 21-Oct-2006 17:16
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chiefie: i don't use my ISP email address as I have my own domain... though the number of spams you get is proportional to how many 3rd party websites you registered to.



best technique (Which i myself have yet to employ to use) is:



say you registered to youtube service, you can create an alias "youtube@mydomain.com" and it points/forwards mail to your real email address which only you yourself knows. Even if you use for your normail emailing, create an alias say "joe.maggie@mydomain.com". So if one alias has been compromised you, 1) will know which service gave out the alias, 2) you can easily terminate the alias and recreate a new ones.


I get a whole heap of spam in my paradise account of late and I certainly don't give out the address to third party web sites. Only one person you send e mail to has to have an insecure pc and your toast.

I started to write rules to keep it out of the in box but then installed Spam Bayes. Not one has got through since.

http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

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