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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    Anyone else's gmail account getting murdered with spam today? The filter is catching it all, but I've received over 1000 spams today, whereas I had only been seeing 20-30 a day.

    Don't think I signed up with that email address recently, either.
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    you only recieved 1000?

    LOL

    Mines gets atleast 9000 a day.

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    Hmm, mine is not posted anywhere online and gets very very few. In fact only 1 today.

    Now our email addresses from our websites, those are a different story. Thank goodness for Cloudmark!!!
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    I've never gotten a single spam to my Gmail address. It's never been posted online and only provided to three networks and no one else.

    On the other hand, my primary email address for my business domain has been bombarded with spam lately. They are getting that address from my domain registration.

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    wow 9000 spams a day. Thats some serious
    I only have 2 spam's in my gmail account... and they are from apple.com and godaddy.com.. which i don't really consider spam. Now my yahoo account... thats a whole different story.. haha
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    I just signed into my gmail account and couldn't believe how much spam I had - much more than normal (less than 1000 though!). Thanks for your post -- I thought it was just me. Wonder what is going on.

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    Checked all of my Gmail accounts and they look pretty normal, as far as spam goes. I told you not to sign up with those sites anymore

    I did have the fastest spammer hit me last week though. I just created and changed an email address in my sig for my new domain and within one hour I got my first spam email. This is the only place that email is listed so someone got the address from here.
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    Greg: I only sign up at the sites you send me

    Still getting pummeled, btw. Thank god their filters are so good.
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    I have seen 2 gmail accounts that seemed to come with spam from the get go. My sister-in-law just checked hers from here. It's a new account about a month old and she only gave her address to her brother. She hadn't checked the account since she set it up as she has been without a PC for a couple of months. She had around 400 in the spam box.


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    Noth - Still getting pummeled, btw. Thank god their filters are so good.
    I agree. They are doing a superb to keep spam away from my inbox. I got only 2 pieces of spam for 10000 in my spam folder. And I had only one legit email from a merchant blocked in the spam filter since 2005.

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    Nothing out of the ordinary.

    There has been a lot of talk recently about spammers 'cracking' the gmail captcha, so maybe you got on someone's hit list =)

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    It doesn't take a CAPTCHA to send email to a Gmail address.

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    Ah, but it does to create an account. Many spam filters (including Google's) treat mail from gmail much better than from, say, yahoo or hotmail.

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    My Gmail account is pretty good at catching the Spam. I don't get a whole lot of it. Thank goodness!

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