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Topic # 57685 22-Feb-2010 00:33
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Hello,

I have several Freemail mailboxes with Orcon. They have worked with basically no problem since around 2005. However for the last week or so, one (and one only) has been deluged with spam. Usually I get a few spam messages every week, with subjects including "rolex watches", "give her pleasure all night long" "cheap pharmacy" etc etc. However my other mailboxes are not receiving any spam at all.

I can tolerate a little bit of spam, but when it's 30 or 40 a day it gets a bit ridiculous. I talked to a guy at the Orcon helpdesk and he gave me the trainasspam e-mail address to forward them through to, which I have been doing (the guy asked whether I may have signed up for some mailing list, which I haven't), but I'm just curious as to whether anyone else with an Orcon e-mail address is receiving more spam (or more than usual) in the last week or so?

The guy at Orcon did mention that he had heard that their servers were being hit quite hard with spam recently, can anyone confirm if this is the case? It's starting to get rather annoying.

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  Reply # 300888 22-Feb-2010 07:18
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It could be a mix of factors. First some spammers might have sold a big number of "customer listings" and need to deliver. Then you have used that email to communicate to some people who are careless and got infected - some trojans will collected email address from people's notebooks, PST files, etc. So even if you didn't sign up for any list, or never used the email except to send a message to some friends, if one of them got a trojan the email address is compromised.

Nothing much you can do really.





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  Reply # 300907 22-Feb-2010 09:08
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Hi,

I have an orcon email address as well and yup been getting lots of spam latley, started about a week ago?

My email address isnt directly mentioned in the "to" area, but yup I am getting heaps via orcon.

Scott

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  Reply # 300909 22-Feb-2010 09:21
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I'm also with Orcon and I'm getting a huge load of spam lately.. what is the spam training address?



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  Reply # 301167 22-Feb-2010 19:12
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trainasspam@orcon.net.nz
Funnily enough, since Mauricio made his post rather early this morning, I've received bugger all spam. Maybe the spammers finally gave up, YAY! :D

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  Reply # 302662 27-Feb-2010 10:02
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30 or 40? Consider yourself lucky. My daily Postini spam report says it's quarantined between 100 and 200 per day, and that's a LIGHT spam quantity compared to some.




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  Reply # 309383 20-Mar-2010 15:49
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I have had an Orcon email address for a number of years now and never received SPAM. I am always very careful to give out my Orcon address but in the last three weeks it seemed to be getting hit by spam. Looks like it has stopped now which is great but I have forwarded the messages to the spam mailbox suggested.

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