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ddignam
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Sending a high number of spam emails

I've finally got to the bottom of a letter I was sent from the Internet Security Team, which said I had been identified as sending a high number of spam emails.

 

I run my own email server, and it has distribution lists, one of those lists was used by a member of the list to send the spam. I've disabled the list, it was defunct anyway, so issue solved. I'll send the gentleman an email telling him he probably has a virus.

 

Identifying the issue took all of 2 minutes once I had the necessary information, time the spam was sent. 

 

Getting this information took 2 hours on the phone, with very patient call center staff. I eventually ended up with a gentleman who told me the details of what caused the letter to be sent.

 

Anyway, if anybody from the 'Internet Security' in Cardiff reads this, could you please include the information that triggers the snail mail, 1097 emails sent at 05:52 on dd/mm it would save a lot on anguish (is one of my computers infected ....).

 

Thanks

 

 

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gary_dexter
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Re: Sending a high number of spam emails

They don't read these forums.

Surprisingly yours seems genuine as other letters have been factually incorrect
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Re: Sending a high number of spam emails

Received one of these very concerning letters yesterday. Stating "Your financial transactions and personal details could be at risk."  And saying  my Virgin Media internet connection had been sending a high number of spam emails???  Supposedly from Virgin Email, I don't know if it's a spam email or not?  Who do I contact?  Please help.

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Re: Sending a high number of spam emails

Hi

That certainly appears to be one of ours, given the headline you quote.

Pop over to our Security Hub and then the section Received a letter from Virgin Media Internet Security?

You'll be able to check if the content matches up to be sure.


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geebrooks9
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Re: Sending a high number of spam emails

Thank you very much.

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