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I get these random spam emails too and never was on any dating sites or anything I'm really embarrassed by this but I just dont know what to do of it. 4 days ago I too am having this same issue, but these filthy spam emails are But I too, am getting tired of the wait as this filthy spam and scamming emails. We tried to delete the dating accounts but because we didn't know any of the passwords we couldn't get into them. The worst one is hookup.
The result will be more spam. You can also set up your own filters to block emails from particular senders or about specific topics.
You could, for example, filter out all emails that include words such as Viagra, Cialis and porn in the body of the email. Spammers use millions of From addresses, which are ridiculously easy to fake. Other matters You may be inadvertently opening spam emails. When the service filters spam emails, and when you report them as spam, they are moved to the Spam or Junk mail folder. If you check that for legitimate emails, you will see them there.
They will only be deleted when you empty the trash folder, which your email service provider will do on a regular basis.
As mentioned, the From addresses may well be spoofed, and it would take some effort reading the headers to work out their actual source. First, the company is trying to stop spam.
However, remember its spam filters have to work for hundreds of millions of people, not just for you. This is also true for Google, Microsoft and other high-volume online service providers. The only viable option is online help pages that you have to figure out for yourself.
If you want personal support, you should sign up for a paid service, such as FastMail. For other tips, see my earlier answer: How can I stop spam emails? Have you got another question for Jack? Email it to Ask. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.
The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. Why not unsubscribe to the e-mails? This sounds like plausible spam to me, possibly from scraping social media. Subject lines something like 'check out your new matches' or some such. I'm assuming this was just an attempt to get people to open spammy messages or attachments. Yes, it's very possible to get signed up to things either legitimately or illegitimately that you want nothing to do with you fill it in a form, it says in the fine print - we'll send you stuff from our partner network or your email has been sold to some company that's using it to send you spam you don't want.
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I am receiving many e-newsletters that I can't remember ever having signed up for nor want. I have a very common email address. Well, no, I'm the only person who actually has my email address, of course, but a lot of people seem to think it's theirs. Since my first name and last name are both very common, there are surely many people with similar email addresses who would mistakenly type mine instead of their own.
So any of the billions of emails in the world that get sent out based on someone writing it down somewhere, are likely to get sent to me. This is completely meaningless; it's just an annoyance that goes along with having this kind of email address. But I'm guessing her email address ends with a major domain like gmail. Of course, it could be just plain spam. Everyone gets random, unwanted emails.
Often these happen to be from dating sites. This is probably not a big deal. My email, and all my classmates emails, were stolen from a class listserv and it was months of speed dating invites. I would tell my family member it's very plausible and then avoid discussing it again at all costs.
If he doesn't trust his wife and her internet activity that's not the kind of thing you wanna be involved with; you could end up as collateral damage. It turned out that the person who HAD signed up had simply misspelled the email address when they were signing up. Additionally, I used to work for a company where getting people to sign up for email news letters was a job requirement.
It led to some employees trying to boost their numbers by entering other peoples email addresses, sometimes just randomly guessing at what might work.
Maybe someone working for the dating service used her email to boost their numbers.
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Maybe the dating service ran a referral program and someone your wife previously had an email conversation with borrowed her address to get the referral bonus. I guess my point is that there are TONS of ways her email address could be receiving these emails without her having ever signed up on purpose. Someone did exactly this to me and thought it would be hysterical. It freaked me the heck out, particularly since they partly filled out a profile of me on the site too.
Fortunately I was able to cancel it without needing to know a password or anything. I was fairly upset by it, though. Sometimes you do those quizzes or surveys that are hosted by a totally reputable dating site and end up on their mailing list that way.
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Or I might be confusing sites. There is no "unsub" for actual phishing scams. Set up a better filter. One guy in Wisconsin signed up for his account at the iTunes Music Store using my e-mail address. So yes, some people don't even know their own e-mail address.
I can tell it isn't necessarily malicious or spam because I often see the first name of the person in question consistently across sites.
For the life of us, we can't figure out why someone would sign up for a service with the wrong email address, but there you go. If she didn't sign up for the service, she can still disable it. She can send a password reset from the service to her email account and then disable the profile.
This only works for services that let people sign in with either an email or a username - some do not. An easy way to prove it's not her? Search for the email address and show that her picture isn't attached to the profile. If it is, then it's still possible that someone signed up as her as a prank.
Why yes, someone did do this to me, why do you ask? In that case, look at the writing style and answers to questions. Unless it's someone who knows her very very well, they're going to be off somehow.
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OP, it happens to me all the time.