Re: How the hell is someone getting my email address?
From: ThornCutter (ThornCutter_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 12:29:49 GMT
"Edw. Peach" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My OS is WinXP Pro. I use Firefox as my main browser and Eudora as my
> email program. I do not keep my email program open except when I'm
> reading/writing email. My internet connection is broadband cable. I
> use a firewall (software) all the time, run AV software regularly,
> plus Ad-Aware.
> I have a primary email account that I N-E-V-E-R use. My ISP has sent
> me a few notices at that address, but as I said, I do not use it
> otherwise, period.
> I've started getting mail at that address recently and I can't figure
> out how anybody would have gotten it. It's quite random and doesn't
> use any words found in the dictionary.
> Is there ANY WAY a web site can lift any of my email addresses if I
> visit their site? Are they stored anywhere on my computer that this
> site can access? If so, how do I stop that from happening?
The one know one has mentioned is your ISP has been breached, they may have
had their database scoured, and I suspect you may soon be getting more
garbage mail in your letter box. ISP's keep this stuff quiet as I imagine
that it would be bad for business.
So are you with Telstra?