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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 9th May 18, 11:59 AM
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    Spam e-mails: malicious? how to deal with them?
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    • 9th May 18, 11:59 AM
    Spam e-mails: malicious? how to deal with them? 9th May 18 at 11:59 AM
    I've recently received a number of e-mails to an address I no longer use regularly. Typically they seemed to be offering a voucher or other service:

    Title Tesco Customer Survey
    Apparent sender Tesco
    Alleged send date Mon, 28 Dec 2020

    Title Thank you Roger for your loyalty
    Apparent sender Customer service | Tesco
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-20

    Title Uh-oh, You have (1) New Tesco Reward ready to Claim
    Apparent sender Customer service | Tesco
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-37

    Title Consumer News: Get an Tesco Gift Card!
    Apparent sender Breaking Deals UK ! TESCO
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-37

    Title Special Surprise For ROGER
    Apparent sender Boots
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-37

    Title Absolutely wonderful! Test this Dyson V8 Absolute
    Apparent sender Dyson
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-37

    Title We selected your personal shaving products
    Apparent sender Gillette
    Alleged send date 26-Dec-37

    The messages are usually a clickable link.

    They are typically fictitious - check the send dates! I assume they are spam and malicious. Marking them as spam doesn't stop similar messages.

    I'd like to forward them to a suitable addressee with a view to stopping them reaching me. We use BT. My e-mail address is via my domain with 1&1.

    Any ideas on the best course of action? Many thanks.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 9th May 18, 1:02 PM
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    • #2
    • 9th May 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 1:02 PM
    Best course of action = Delete and ignore them


    There is no one to forward them to - No body cares that you are receiving spam - it's just part of life


    An old estimate is that there are over 100 billion spam messages sent every day !!


    Just , whatever you do , do not click any links contained in them


    Note : you might want to get yourself a gmail address - Their spam filter is excellent - i hardly ever see spam
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    • almillar
    • By almillar 9th May 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 1:16 PM
    Ignore them. You're probably wasting your time reporting them. They'll always be from new email addresses - everyone gets them I'm sure!
    • justry4n
    • By justry4n 9th May 18, 5:36 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:36 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 5:36 PM
    I agree with the both, best cause of action is to move them to you spam and block the sender.
    • LHW99
    • By LHW99 10th May 18, 8:08 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:08 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:08 PM
    You could try Mailwasher. It can arrange to bounce the emails, problem is much spam fakes the "from" address, so you end up sending them on to some other innocent party.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th May 18, 6:10 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:10 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:10 AM
    I have an email account that gets tons of those. 10000 voucher to spend at Morrisons or ASDA or Sainsbury's etc.

    But i have used that email address for so long and used it to register on so many sites and used in chat rooms where people used to harvest emails its expected.

    I just changed the email address on anything i may need in the future and set the preferences to only allow those emails that i list.

    All spam stopped instantly

    Just allowed all emails and it seems the main spam sender is @checkingdevice.com

    Oddly i also have one from GWR with my wifes name. I think its only Nectar and Go-Outdoors that i used her name and this account. But the email appears genuine. very strange. But it could have been used a long time ago so maybe we did?

    Its just spam, delete it and move on.
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 12th May 18, 12:02 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th May 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 12:02 PM
    >Any ideas on the best course of action?<

    I have multiple email addresses that all get forwarded to a gmail account which filters the vast majority of incoming spam
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