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Don't spam my mail.

  1. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    I do not wish to get any more spam e-mails from hubbers, so please don't send me links and stuff. Thanks.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you referring to hubpages sending out updates or to specific emails from particular hubbers?

      To stop both you can go to your profile and click "Edit Profile." You can turn off notifications from hubpages, and you can also turn off the ability for other hubbers to contact you.

    2. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Has this been a particular problem today? I ask because some email virus has emailed all my contacts today (just trying to sort it out now). A few on my contacts list are hubbers, so it's possible that the virus is doing the rounds.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image79
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I received such a mail from another Hubber - it looks like it went out to their entire contact list. The link was for a health shop or something.

        1. travelespresso profile image82
          travelespressoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Me too Sufidreamer and it sounds like the same spam.  I've been getting them for the past three days.  Always the same link!

        2. Susana S profile image91
          Susana Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't open the email but the subject line was just "RE:      "

          It's a nasty virus - I think it's backdoor.bot which does several horrible things including collecting the info you type, so that it can discover your passwords, banks details etc. 

          From what I'm reading it can be hard to get rid of too. Do a scan!

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            DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            sheesh!! Im really glad I didnt get this message. yikes.

            1. Misha profile image72
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I swear I did not spam you tongue

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                DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                YOU can, I dont mind.

                1. Misha profile image72
                  Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you for your kind permission, I will certainly make a use of it wink

      2. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Just because somebody says they got spam/virus email from you does NOT mean the email actually came from your machine.   It just as easily could have come from anyone who has your email in THEIR address book.

        I can send email right now that appears to come from any person at all.   Any virus program can do the same thing and they often do exactly that

        Of course you should check your machine.  I recommend Microsoft's free Security Essentials right now (but if you are reading this much after August 2010 I could very well be recommending something else).

        Another clue is to have the person who received the email send you the header information.   That will often show the clues that would tend to exonerate your machine. 

        (Every email client has some option like "Show Original" or Show Headers" that will show you everything.)

        For example, it is quite common nowadays for your ISP to not allow outgoing mail to go out through anything but their SMTP server (that's what you have set as your "Outgoing SMTP Server" in mail). 

        If the last line of the "Received" headers said "Received: from [127.0.0.1] by dazzler.dsl.net" and you connect through some other isp (not dazzler.net) that requires use of their servers, that email absolutely did not come from you.

        1. Susana S profile image91
          Susana Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I appreciate the reply pcunix though that's all a bit technical for me tongue All I know is that an email went out from my hotmail account to all my contacts and when I did a scan with malwarebytes there were several infections to take care of.

          I understand what you are saying though, it wouldn't necessarily be a virus in my PC that sent the email, but something remote. smile

          1. Pcunix profile image88
            Pcunixposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Just a FYI:

            I and other people I know have seen Microsoft Security Essentials find things that Malware Bytes did not.

            1. Susana S profile image91
              Susana Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'll give it a try and see if it does pick up any more sh*t smile

            2. Haunty profile image83
              Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How on earth, PCunix? One would think you are running something unix-based. wink

              1. Pcunix profile image88
                Pcunixposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I use Macs myself,  but I have customers who do not :-)

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sorry.  wink

      1. Haunty profile image83
        Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha big_smile I know what you mean, but I'm not talking about that one. smile

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hows life outside of spam?

          1. Haunty profile image83
            Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Life is a stained-glass window - full of light and colors. wink

  2. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    No, it's not Hubpages sending, but individual hubbers that have my email address.

    And I too got a virus alert and several other spam mails from hubbers today. Not via Hubpages.

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      No not via hubpages. If this is related to the same virus I have, it automatically emails everyone in your contact list within your email account. For many of us our contact lists will include other hubbers.

  3. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    I will get in touch with the Hubber in question later and give a heads up, if someone hasn't already.

    Have to shut the laptop down for a while now as the heat is affecting it sad

    Haunty: That sounds like the one - it seems to be a virus that is sending itself to everybody in the Hubber's contact list. I will send you a PM through Hubpages now, because I have a feeling that it will derive from the same source. Anyway, must give the laptop a break smile

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sufi, I'm having the same problem here. Yesterday I moved the freestanding room fan right over so that it is pointing at the air outlet point on the laptop and its not overheated since (the rest of us have though!)
      Oh and the laptop is on a flat surface with its four 'feet' sitting on top of this little disposable Danone glass jars for air circulaton.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image79
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The Danone lids is a great idea! I have been using books.

        I am housesitting for a friend on the coast, but it is very hot and very humidn down here - my laptop is used to the cooler, mountain air. I tried the freestanding fan and a desk fan, but to no avail - it still struggled. I may have to start working through the night until the heatwave passes smile

        @Daniel: I suspect that the Hubber involved knows nothing about it - it is probably some software sitting on the computer. I am just about to contact the Hubber concerned, although I am not techie enough to know what to do outside a virus and spyware scan.

        1. Daniel Carter profile image89
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ahhh. The plot thickens. It's just sinister the way we become a toy to spammers and scammers. Glad you saw that, I would only have suspected it was the hubber. But I suppose I should have seen that having my email pirated a year and a half ago, and then talking with the FBI about the whole thing. My ears are still ringing from all that. My friend was scammed out of $2000, and learned a lot of hard lessons. But that hub is my most viewed hub of all.

  4. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Since the emails are coming from specific hubbers, can't they be reported to hubpages?

  5. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps an example will make the above post more clear.

    I use Verizon.  Verizon will not allow mail to be sent out from my machine unless it goes through "outgoing.verizon.net"

    If you got an email supposedly from me  it would HAVE to show outgoing.verizon.net in the headers or it could not have come from my machine.

    (Though I usually use Gmail, so anything you got would most normally show that it went through one of their servers first.  )

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image87
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I have received the same email three times from one hubber.

    I do not believe this hubber would send out spam.  What I thought was that the hubber had signed up to a site to make money.

    I figured when they signed up the site asked access to the hubber's email account to send out a notice to their friends.  Thus the several notices.  I just deleted them.

    1. travelespresso profile image82
      travelespressoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Those are my thoughts too AF.  I don't believe the hubber would knowingly do this!

 
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