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Anyone else who was on the List getting tonnes of junk email?

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Auntpetunia2015 Wed 30-Sep-15 18:36:22

In the last few days I have been inundated with 100s of junk emails, ranging from ppi, and funeral planning to supposedly winnig vouchers for Aldi & tesco. I know I've not signed up for any of these things, the only thing I can think of is the hack which will may have put my email out there.

madwomanbackintheattic Wed 30-Sep-15 18:39:35

Not so much the junk mail per se, but the stupid link emails that purport to come from friends in my contacts list. Millions of them. Apparently everyone in my contacts list is sending me random junk, which suggests to me that the issue is with me, not them. Sigh. Yes, I've changed my password. Several times.

Auntpetunia2015 Wed 30-Sep-15 19:18:53

I've changed my password and email on mn, but not my email address as the mn password wasn't the same as my email.

LIZS Wed 30-Sep-15 19:20:39

Hmm we've been getting those for a while and had assumed it was dh signing up for something but maybe not. How did you know you were on The List?

AnchorDownDeepBreath Wed 30-Sep-15 19:22:45

No, no difference for me.

HarrietVane99 Wed 30-Sep-15 19:24:42

Aunt Petunia, are you with Virgin? I've been getting a lot of those and apparently it's a Virgin/blueyonder/ntl issue. There are lots of complaints about it on their help forum. AFAIK I wasn't on The List.

SaltySeaBird Wed 30-Sep-15 19:24:54

No no difference for me either, and my address was easily found in PMs where I had been swapping BEAR cards for DD.

sarahlux Wed 30-Sep-15 19:26:23

I wasn't on the list and I'm getting hundreds of spam emails.

TeaAndNoSympathy Wed 30-Sep-15 19:30:14

No, no increase here and I was on the list.

whatsagoodusername Wed 30-Sep-15 19:31:42

I was on the list, but I don't think there's been any increase in spam emails for me.

Spam phone calls, otoh, I'm getting loads of those irrelevant to the list, I know.

DramaInPyjamas Wed 30-Sep-15 19:36:15

I wasn't on the list, and since the week of the hackings, my spam and junk emails are into the 100's almost every day

FruSirkaOla Wed 30-Sep-15 19:47:35

I was on The List. No, my spam emails haven't changed - I'm getting the same as usual, not that many anyway.

FruSirkaOla Wed 30-Sep-15 19:56:07

LIZS, no I don't think you were

SomethingOfTheNight Wed 30-Sep-15 22:06:44

I too was on The List.

No increase per se, but have had couple of phishing ones, specifically from Microsoft asking me to login to view 'my invoice ', for goods that I'd not ordered.

I didn't angry

Auntpetunia2015 Thu 01-Oct-15 07:30:25

harriet yes I am with virgin/blue yonder, wonder ifs that. Though I have 2 differenet emails and only the one I used for mn is getting bombarded and DH and DC'S aren't getting them. I've blocked so many domains and senders I can do it in my sleep. Will check out the Virgin forum.

Only1scoop Thu 01-Oct-15 07:32:12

I've been getting all those for a while literally about 50 per day.

Only1scoop Thu 01-Oct-15 07:33:09

Nothing to do with MN as I wasn't on Hacker List.

Pain in the backside though

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