View Full Version : Check you gmail spam folder....
05-08-2006, 12:36 PM
what's going on?
05-08-2006, 12:38 PM
Nothing here. The usual suspects: pron, freebies, Viagra, etc.
What are you seeing that's out of the ordinary?
05-08-2006, 12:41 PM
I NEVER give my gmail address to anybody except friends, so I haven't gotten a single spam since I first signed up. Starting about a week ago, I've been getting wierd spam mails, all with a wierd gif pic attached with text about some company that's gonna become big. I asked my roommate and he got the same thing.
Anybody else get these?
05-08-2006, 12:47 PM
Dictionary spam... These are spam hosts which connect to GMail's inbound SMTP port (as well as those of any popular email provider) and try a huge list of user names in the hope of "getting lucky" and hitting one which works, whereupon it can be spammed and sold to other spammers.
05-08-2006, 02:04 PM
i'm very impressed with their spam filter. much nicer than the one at work.
05-08-2006, 02:08 PM
Ya, I usually get about 2 gmail spams a day... and those are the usual viagra/prescription drugs ones. Considerably better than any other provider I have though, where I average anywhere from 5-20 a day.
05-08-2006, 02:16 PM
i average 5 a day. but they rarely ever make it to my inbox.
05-08-2006, 03:44 PM
I get a spam that makes it to the inbox about 1x every couple of weeks, if that. I generally get between 5-15 a day total.
05-08-2006, 03:59 PM
Dictionary spam... .
When i read this line I was thinking...
wow, how cool, Arkistan has [email protected]
That would be nifty, although that word has its own spam attacks so maybe not so cool...
Dont mind me, Ive been up a long time.
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