14 responses to “Gmail Help Team Spam is Not Helpful

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  3. Ranjan

    It’s really much convincing for newbie novice users.. However, as you said, it too can be avoided by the common sense and header thing. Afterall, almost every mail provider display in bold characters in their privacy policy— “We will never ask for your password. . . . . .”
    BTW Bill, seems your very popular among scammers.. 😛
    Just kidding… 😛

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Ranjan,

      The account that gets targeted is the account that’s published on the site so that readers can contact me directly. That’s OK though – it just acts as a honey pot.

      Bill

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  5. Liam O' Moulain

    Bill,

    You’re right, unaware people could be fooled by this kind of thing.

    You definitely have to stay on your toes.

    Liam

  6. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    I got two emails this morning telling me I am entitled to millions of dollars. All my problems are solved, of course I will supply all my personal information to these kind people so they can transfer the funds. NOT. lol

    Cheers

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      My friend Dar keeps reminding me, that it’s the hormones in the milk we drink, the pollution in the air we breath…….. that’s making us all stupid. With the number of people who fall for this crap, I’m beginning to wonder if he might not be right. 🙂

      Good to heard from you.

      Best,

      Bill

  7. krazny

    Gmail has so many security holes, it is the spam harvester’s best friend. Hotmail and Yahoo are no better. They should all be avoided by anyone who values privacy.

    I use Hotmail for a throw away address and I change it when the spammers find it, and that is every few days.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Krazny,

      While I agree in principal, it should be noted that on board email clients have their own set of problems.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Bill

    • > They should all be avoided by anyone who values privacy.

      Apart from the fact that web-based email hosts store every word you send or receive forever, I see a bright red “BEWARE! LOUSY SECURITY!” warning sign flashing inside my head every time I read a horror story about squillions of hacked and compromised webmail accounts.

      freemail and webmail accounts might have a place in the world, but they have NO place in MY world!