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  • Gilgamensch
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    Originally posted by SpencerH
    Its not simply a question of spam and email. That's obvious.

    The question is how I can get spam with poly topics in the subject to an email address that has never been used (or mentioned) at poly? I suppose spyware could explain it the link, but AFAIK (and I do check) I've never had any.

    Hmmm? What about an IP address? Is there an IP address (or some other identifier) in the property info of our posts here? Since I had a static IP address at home I guess that could have been used to send spam to my 'real' email.
    IP-address isn't linked to e-mail.

    If you are using a normal modem for connecting via an ISP (Internet Service Provider ) you will get everytime a new IP-address (normally, as usual exceptions). But even this would only been known by the ISP, which IP connects with which IP-address.

    What is possible is to trace somebody activities (via his/her IP-@ and collect his data he transmitted and received and find out this way his e-mail address, but this is a fairly hard-way). But this way you are not able to read the e-mail itself, just the headers. (Again under certain circumstances, you can even do this )
    This tracing would normally require a person from the ISP to do so. Might be worthwhile changing your ISP. I heard that some people working on the IT-side of ISP's have been doing it and selling this information further (STRICKLY FORBIDDEN).

    Actually at the e-mail address I use for Polly, I never got any SPAM

    I have three addresses, one in Germany, one in the .com area and the last one at work. Nearly all of them a SPAM-free let's hope it stays this way

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  • DrSpike
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    30 posts?

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  • SpencerH
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    My spam has dropped off to 30 a day (which is easy to deal with). I dont know why, but then I dont know what sparks it either.

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  • Ben Kenobi
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    Check for viruses and spyware.
    Considering that I don't even have home internet, that seems puzzling.

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  • conmcb25
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    No spam here

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  • Dauphin
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    At least its not breast augmentation/reduction spam

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  • DrSpike
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    I'm really hoping I don't get targeted spam since most of them are for viagra, other drugs, or penis operations!

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  • obstructor
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    All spams I get are only in English and Hebrew (WTF?)?

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  • Dis
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    Originally posted by Spiffor
    That's worrisome, because I tend to block every mail with English in the topic, unless it contains "apolyton". Will the spammers (all English-speaking) find a way past my protection?
    that's a great idea. I should block all e-mails with English in the topic. Of course that's the only language I can speak... But it's worth it to get rid of spam.

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  • Arnelos
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    It's just you.

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  • Skanky Burns
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    Check for viruses and spyware.

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  • Ben Kenobi
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    I've been getting some odd messages lately of spam coming from my email address.

    I don't spam people, but somehow spammers have figured out a way to use my email to spam others.

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  • Locutus
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    I get spam in every language I know, and in a couple I don't.

    They cover every topic one could possibly imagine, and then some.

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  • Wernazuma III
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    I don't get French spam but Spanish spam. They always want to increase el tamaño de mi pene.

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  • Last Conformist
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    @Kuciwalker: I'm a Swede, living in Germany, and having a French email address. Confusing, isn't it?

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