Hotmail Spam. I HATE Spam!

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After being absent for 3 days, I check my Hotmail inbox, and what do I see? SPAM!

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My usually clean inbox is filled with 34 NEW spam mails, coming somewhere from here: “explorerscomputerjm”

I googled the address, and found a domain “explorerscomputerjm.com”.

But then, while opening some of the spam mails*, one of the people said:

Guys, this email turned up in my inbox earlier. Not sure where it started but all I know is that by responding to it and asking to be removed from the mailing list it appears to be spreading like wildfire. If you get this email please DO NOT press the reply button. I suspect that if you do it will just keep replicating itself in everyone’s mailbox, even though their email address does not appear in the list of recipients.

*Yes, I know I shouldn’t open spam mails, specially those with attachments. I was extra careful. :)

I use this hotmail address sparingly, and I do not know from where all the spam is coming from. I’m suspecting something involved with Windows Live Messenger. Possibly a virus or spyware. I’m currently running an antivirus scan, and an anti-spyware scan. Results pending. I’ll update this post soon.

I’m going to follow my own advice about spam mails, that is to never reply to one. Let’s see what happens. I definitely HATE spam! :/

Updates: Good luck for me! There was actually no spyware or virus on my machine. The spam mails stopped. I didn’t get anything new, from the time I took the shot. I still don’t know how the spammers got my email.

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  • http://koonul.wordpress.com/ slasher

    I got them too in 29 copies.

    This is due to the forward mails that your contacts send. Eventually the spammer got it. lol

  • Guru

    You got hit :P With my gmail, I see like many per day. But, with some measures, the number has fallen.

    I will continue to fight and we will take them down. :P

  • http://themediaguru.blogspot.com carrotmadman6

    I get most of my spam from… Digg! :P

    My gmail acc (same Blogger acc) rarely gets spam… the bots are still unintelligent! :)

  • Guru

    It is not always automated. At times, from mailing lists, they just send an email to the list truncated headers. Yet, we can still fight the spam.

  • http://pinoychat25.com/useful-tools/email-signature Email Signature Generator

    Why not use an email signature generator to at least avoid spam bots

  • http://www.geekscribes.net InF

    Interesting site you have here. Hadn’t thought of that.

    But I have one claim: how do I know you are not yourself a spambot trying to harvest people’s mail addresses? I’ll let this one slide, giving you the benefit of doubt…

  • joey

    please help…I replyed to a spam message to say stop sending me tons of inappropriate messages and the nnext day my whole hotmail account was shut down. Im devastated and I dont know how to get my accpont back. I would really appreciate if someone could help. I have emailed windows support about 5 times and no response, please can someone help. Thank you

  • http://www.geekscribes.net InF

    Hello Joey. Never ever reply to a spam message, however tempting it is. If you reply, the spammer knows that the account is alive. They will either send more emails to it, or they will use the address to spam others, making them think the emails came from you. In your case, I believe that’s what happened.

    I doubt you will be recovering your account, but you can try following the instructions at those two places:

    http://bit.ly/cz5knz
    http://bit.ly/9HGXiu

    Also try “Ask a question” at the first link. They may be able to help.