Spam

Question

I have just recently changed by email address from [email protected] to [email protected] because of the number of spam emails that I receive at my business. In giving out my new address I only sent it to my clients and one investment company. I continue (within 10 minutes) to get 35+ spam email. In addition I am getting email addressed to [email protected] and [email protected] both of which have been removed from my profile. [email protected] is no longer a valid email address and hasn't been for over a year but I continue to get email addressed to success in my [email protected]

We use Outlook at our individual computers and Microsoft Exchange is our mail server. There are 5 other individual computers getting email at their computers through the same server and they combined don't get 5 spam per day. I am getting 70+ per day and we just changed the email address two days ago.

I have cloudmark which is screening most of the spam but why am I getting it in the first place? Also why do I get email addresses that are not my profile?

Answer

This question was answered on February 28, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

That because spam is unsolicited email messages sent whether the email is in your address book or not Maybe the other email accounts on the other computers blocked the spam but wasn't able to block all now all the spam goes to you You can also block it by the privacy or the Internet zones.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2004