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 Post subject: Spam email conundrum
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:19 pm 
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Got back from my afternoon stroll and checked the emails that come through my ISP - one new spam email from a new source, *New Forest Clothing* to be precise.

I've never heard of this company before (or obviously had any dealings with them). Deleted that.

Checked my Hotmail page and I have the same there, one spam email from New Forest Clothing.

No-one that I communicate with via the internet in any way has both of my email addresses, absolutely no-one.

So how have I suddenly got the same spam mail on both email addresses - or is it just a coincidence?

I doubt that it's relevant, but my spam emails (via my ISP) have dropped to negligible levels over the last couple of weeks, I had been getting about 15-20 every day but that suddenly changed and I'm now down to one or two, some days none at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Spam email conundrum
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:33 pm 
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Have you bought anything from them?
One address from that, and the other from another company in the same group possibly?


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Email details ore often 'sold on' between businesses - if you entered your details ANYWHERE but didn't read the t's and c's (just 'ticked the box') then you have likely agreed to such details being used for further advertising hence the cr@p you're getting now.

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Dave54 wrote:
Have you bought anything from them?


Never heard of them before today.


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Email details ore often 'sold on' between businesses - if you entered your details ANYWHERE but didn't read the t's and c's (just 'ticked the box') then you have likely agreed to such details being used for further advertising hence the cr@p you're getting now.


I know email addys are passed around etc. and I'm ultra careful about box ticking on such things - but these are two completely different email addresses.

It's just weird getting a spam email from one company to both addresses.

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what email client do you use mate?


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Hello Ayjay
They seem a reputable company who pride themselves on the security of their website so I would check if there is an unsubscribe button on the email and use that.

Maybe contact them to ask the obvious question you could also ask media lounge enquiries@medialounge.co.uk as they run the site on their behalf they maybe know the mechanics of how they picked up two email addresses

They trade on ebay and amazon, and are registered with facebook and are google partners do you have two email addresses registered with any of those organisations google perhaps as one of your email addresses is already a gmail address ?

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There's all sorts of methods by which your email can be extracted from your computer/web browser, unless you take steps (various add ons and third party apps) to stop the tracking of every move you make.

Here's an article on how your email address can be harvested http://www.private.org.il/harvest.html

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