Recently I am getting 20+ spam emails a day-Why now after all these years?

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stlawrec
stlawrec Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited April 4 in Email

I am really struggling with the amount of junk / spam emails I am getting every day now. This NEVER used to be the case. There are no filters I can set to increase this and checking everyone as spam or having to add to block senders list is ridiculous and a waste of time. Why is this happening and what can be done? This never happened before. Thx in advance!

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  • 1Legacy_rr_customer
    1Legacy_rr_customer Posts: 1 Newcomer
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    You might want to check the possibility of a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/. Equifax recently advised me that my .rr email had been found on the dark web so I visited a Spectrum office and was advised to change to gmail or other secure webmail based service.

  • HT_Greenfield
    HT_Greenfield Posts: 736 Contributor
    edited February 27
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    It's one of those things that never happens until it does as far as i'm concerned. It's just a matter of how long it takes for any fraudulent international email spam cartels to get ahold of your email address and then, when it rains, it pours. The best you can hope is for the tide to occasionally ebb as often and for as long as it occasionally flows as time goes by and the best you can do is to take the ones that don't go straight into your spam folder and mark them as spam via the webmail portal.

    🔗https://macmost.com/how-to-really-stop-getting-spam-email.html

  • Bbabula
    Bbabula Posts: 1 Newcomer
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    What are you (Spectrum) doing to help stop these SPAM EMAILS?

  • HT_Greenfield
    HT_Greenfield Posts: 736 Contributor
    edited March 4
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    @Bbabula : The descriptions of almost all of the email bounceback AUP error codes exemplify the manifold measure of potential spam being headed off at the pass in the first place.

    🔗https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/understanding-email-error-codes

    From there, it's all about DMARC and the SPF and DKIM heuristics thereof. Bing it if you've a mind to and then peruse the source headers of various messages you've received and get a feel for how those heuristics relate to whether a message goes straight into your junk/spam folder or not, as well as the craft at play by the most hell-bent of spammers to avert the spam folder. It is imperative for users to relentlessly mark those messages as junk/spam via the webmail UI if ever those most noxious of spammers are to rise to the level of getting bounced à la AUP 1200 and/or 1220 in the first place.

    Not to keep beating on a dead beast, but 𝜇soft, Apple and Google, having such enormous investment in secure internet traffic, are supposedly the hardest email providers for spammers to jerk around.

    🔗https://macmost.com/how-to-really-stop-getting-spam-email.html

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