Should I be concerned?

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Should I be concerned?

Postby ItsJustUs » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:50 pm

I was clearing out our main email's spam folder just now, something I haven't done in a while. I noticed the usual kinds of junk mail, but also messages for viagra and p "enhancement" and breast "enhancement" and some for adult toys. Some had my name or my husband's name in the message.

Can normal, nonporn, browsing or regular junk mail stuff cause messages like that to be sent to your email address?

Or is it likely that my husband was looking for stuff and maybe entered our email address?

Some of these were a few months old, but some were recent too.

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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby OldMarriedLady » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:57 pm

I get dozens of spam emails every day, a lot of them offering things to help my (nonexistent) penis. :lol: I have used my email address to purchase sex-related items on Amazon.com, so maybe that's why I'm on the penis list. I think sometimes they just do a mass mailing to everybody and their uncle with no rhyme or reason as to whom. :roll:

I wouldn't worry about it. Just normal web activity can trigger spam emails (I was getting them long before I ever shopped on Amazon.com).
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby ItsJustUs » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:07 pm

Thank you! I've never thought he was using porn, but this kind of spam hadn't come to that email address before. Glad to know it isn't anything to worry about. Although it is sad that kind of junk mail is normal, isn't it? Makes it hard to protect our children

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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby neilethere » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:49 pm

I've always wondered how a pharmacy in India knows I could do with some generic Viagra at remarkably cheap prices :D

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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby OldMarriedLady » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:27 pm

ItsJustUs wrote: Makes it hard to protect our children

This is true, but fortunately we are empty nesters and our only "child" will be 30 years old this year. :shock: (This despite my husband and I not having aged AT ALL in the last 30 years :lol: )

neilethere wrote:I've always wondered how a pharmacy in India knows I could do with some generic Viagra at remarkably cheap prices :D

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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby sunny-dee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:19 pm

A lot of those spam emails are (literally) shots in the dark. Sometimes, they'll use spiders to grab email addresses from anywhere they may have been published (eg, on a company website or a blog profile) or they'll just send to random addresses on domains and hope they get a hit. That's also why it seems to come in spurts -- once they hit a real email address, they'll send as many as they can before they get blocked by your ISP.

I have never used my work email to register for anything or for any non-company websites, yet I get a handful of spam messages for great lovers, genital enhancements, and Russian brides every few months. It is really and truly indicative of nothing. (Even using his name doesn't mean anything; it's probably based on the email address itself or the page they crawled to get it.)

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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby VikingJ » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:33 pm

It's no uncommon that computer malware collects email address from infected computers.
As soon as they are on one of those shady lists from Eastern European websites where you can email one million addresses for less than 10 dollars that address will be copied and re copied everywhere.


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Re: Should I be concerned?

Postby ItsJustUs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:04 am

Thank you all! I thought (hoped!!!) that it was something like what you have said, but I am not as computer-savvy as my husband so didn't have the first clue how to know other than to ask.

Again, thanks for putting my mind at ease!


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