Stolen email address
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:24:37 AM
Someone suggested a particular site to me, it looked interesting, she'd had no trouble, I signed up with an old, unused email address, and almost immediately the spam started. Then Mailer Daemon messages began showing up for mail I'd supposedly sent to places all over Europe. My ISP didn't like this one little bit, and this morning I see they've suspended that specific email account. Problem solved because I'd had the caution to use an address I didn't care about.

It's just a reminder that if you love signing up for stuff, remember that places are being hacked all over the place. They may be fine one day and compromised the next. Use throwaway addresses because, sooner or later...
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:11:41 AM
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Thanks for the warning. Though in case it would compromise one of my working email addresses I would try to sort it out with my hoster and the police.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:14:17 AM
Thanks for that I normally don't sign up to any old site... but when I make a purchase I do create accounts and sign up for newsletters. May have to check into how hard it is to set up dummy addresses in Hot *mail.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:09:39 PM
Use a disposable email address when you sign up for stuff. You can get them at www.33mail.com and www.e4ward.com Messages from the disposable email address are forwarded to your real address, once the spam starts delete the address and make a new one.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:45:17 PM
If you use Yahoo mail, you can have up to 500 disposable email addresses. All you have to do is delete the one(s) you created to stop getting unwanted mail. You can find this in the settings menu.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:47:50 PM
I have a yahoo email but I can't find any way to make more email addresses under one account
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:06:42 PM
waterart wrote:
I have a yahoo email but I can't find any way to make more email addresses under one account


Under the ICON with my Name is the dropdown for Account Info/ADD MANAGE Account/and LOG OFF

I assume this is where additional e-mails would be created.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:08:17 PM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
If you use Yahoo mail, you can have up to 500 disposable email addresses. All you have to do is delete the one(s) you created to stop getting unwanted mail. You can find this in the settings menu.


I did not know that.

All kinds of good info in this thread. Thank you!
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:19:29 PM
G-mail (forum software doesn't like the real name) works well enough for throwaways too. Of course, it's becoming ever more difficult to come up with a unique name even when including numbers. Somewhere on the internet, there must be a made-up word generator. Everything else is out there, right?

By the way, I eased the load on my ISP by deleting the compromised address. Now they can bounce stuff back at the places bouncing stuff to them. I can even visualize it, all those rejections arcing back and forth, back and forth, until they get lost in infinity.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:47:10 PM
You guys talking about Yahoo mail triggered my memory that I set up a Yahoo account just for spam several years ago.. I used it when I didn't trust giving my real emails. it has been over a year since I logged into it (or even thought about it) but it is still there and full of spam...

LOL!


okay, good to know I can still use it if I ever remember to...
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:51:14 PM
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I have a bunch of domains, so setting up email accounts is not a problem but so far I didn't see the need even with an almost 20 year old address that is used for spoofing and spam plenty. It never resulted in closing down my account since they don't come from my IP and for error mails return to "sender", where the spam can't reach the recipient, there are filter in place.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:17:21 PM
Create Disposable E-mail Address in Yahoo

Okay, thought I found the page where to create a 'disposable' email address in yahoo, but it seems not to work. Sorry yall!
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:59:41 PM
I've had success with my mail.com account.

But I don't think you can make as many as Yahoo! Shocked
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:32:37 PM
waterart wrote:
I have a yahoo email but I can't find any way to make more email addresses under one account


1. When you're in your email account, click on the gear at the top right

2. Click on "more settings"

3. Click on "mailboxes" on the left

4. Look for "disposable email address"

5. Click the dropdown menu. Create up to 500 addresses


Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:36:08 PM
Colorwash wrote:
Somewhere on the internet, there must be a made-up word generator. Everything else is out there, right?



Sure is! Look up "fake email generator." Some of those sites will actually let you receive mail there.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:18:26 PM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
waterart wrote:
I have a yahoo email but I can't find any way to make more email addresses under one account


1. When you're in your email account, click on the gear at the top right

2. Click on "more settings"

3. Click on "mailboxes" on the left

4. Look for "disposable email address"

5. Click the dropdown menu. Create up to 500 addresses




Your interface seems to look different than mine, anyway I think that making disposable addresses is only available on the .com domain, I use yahoo.ca and I don't get that option, but I also have a ymail dot com account and yes I can see I can make up to 500 disposable addresses.


Thanks much for the info

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 4:47:35 AM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
Somewhere on the internet, there must be a made-up word generator. Everything else is out there, right?



Sure is! Look up "fake email generator." Some of those sites will actually let you receive mail there.

I meant a word generator for when trying to create a real address, but everything you type in has already been used by someone else.
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 9:54:03 AM
Colorwash wrote:
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Colorwash wrote:
Somewhere on the internet, there must be a made-up word generator. Everything else is out there, right?



Sure is! Look up "fake email generator." Some of those sites will actually let you receive mail there.

I meant a word generator for when trying to create a real address, but everything you type in has already been used by someone else.


I know, that's what I meant too. Hurry, clangoring6767 is still available! Laughing
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 11:17:13 AM
I just received an extortion email. The thing is the crook chose an inactive account of mine, so I know he didn't hack anything as he claims in this email. It is a spoof, a mail-address forgery if you will. Only because sender and receiver address are mine doesn't mean he has actually access to my accounts. His claim I entered any password on any insecure site is false and utter nonsense as is his claim he gained access to my host account.

So don't get fooled by these mails. All this idiot has is a domain name and a program to fake any sender address he pleases.


I suppose I should hand his bitcoin address over to the police since what this idiot does is still a crime.
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 4:37:55 PM
I'm currently free of all spam and scam, having deleted the email account that was in a database that a company either sold or had hacked. It's a brief respite from all the dumb asses in this world.
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:02:45 AM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
If you use Yahoo mail, you can have up to 500 disposable email addresses. All you have to do is delete the one(s) you created to stop getting unwanted mail. You can find this in the settings menu.
waterart wrote:
Use a disposable email address when you sign up for stuff. You can get them at www.33mail.com and www.e4ward.com Messages from the disposable email address are forwarded to your real address, once the spam starts delete the address and make a new one.

Thank you both, very good information Grin
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