I have a lot of blacklists setup, but recently in the last 2 days I have been hit with roughly 30 spam messages, nothing compared to other people. As far as Im concerned this happened after VM were breached and details were leaked.
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Thanks for the tip. I’ve just given it a go and no sooner than I finished, another 4 new spam emails come in! Aaaargh!
I’ve had my ntlworld email address for donkey’s years and it’s only in the past week or so that I’ve started getting a crazy amount of spam. What makes it all the more annoying is that it’s not an address I use very often.
Anyway, is idea to open each new spam email to get the email address add them to the ones you said to cut and paste?
I did it years ago so can't remember the exact steps I used. However checking my virgin account I can see a rule that says to forward email to my gmail
If this situation carries on I may start "Washing" all my Virgin email accounts by forwarding them onto gmail accounts and forwarding them back as you can set the forwarding up to delete the message after it has been forwarded
Virgin's mail system used to use Google, yes, and it was much better (both in spam filtering and usability). Since they migrated it's been like the hubs - tick all the boxes on paper but not much good in real life. I'm sure they've got reasons for changing the mail system, but since then I've migrated all of my accounts off VM, and the only legitimate emails I get on it are from Virgin. However, so much spam is now getting through that it's not worth checking for legitimate mails.