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Spammers tend to generate lists and then just throw it out there. Which is why most ISPs block outgoing mail from those who have had a certain amount of "failed attempts" at sending mail to accounts that don't exist.
Is your POF Profile User Name identical to the one you use for Yahoo?
I tend to do that. But... they had to assume I did that.... or have some method of getting in and pulling it from the records.
Correct !!! Done on the Basis of Assumption.
There is no access for anyone to any Records except for the Admin.
Its common Spammer Practice to build up a Mass-Mailing List by lurking various Sites and Forums and take "Shots into the Dark" by appending MSN, GMAIL, YAHOO, HOTMAIL, etc. to your User Name.
Those E-Mails that return a "Received" Stub get added to the Spammer's Database. Its just another Method of harvesting E-Mail Addresses, and has nothing to do with compromising your Account, this Site, etc.
Don't use the same Plentyoffish E-Mail Name that you already use with your Online or ISP Name.
You should change your User Name to prevent this from happening again.
Hey guy love your site. It is doing wonders for my love life. BUT...Somedatingsite.com is ruining my experience. They lace user profiles with viruses that just kill my computer. I am not computer litereate enough to combate this. I can spot a spam sit by picture and now message. It is like dodgeing mine feilds ...can you help. Somedatingsite.com seems to be one of the biggest offenders . If a profile askes you to contact them at a gmail address it is usually a spammer. A virus or popup is soon to follow and interrupt . PoF now needs a Game Warden...You rule dude!
mailwasher.com has a free washer that lets you bounce mail back to the send as unread - no such address
Yes, and the Spammers were the first to know about that, and that is why you continue to get the same 'spoofed' Spam. Just because your E-Mail Spam Filter tells them no such Address doesn't mean they take you off their Mailing List.