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LuckyGuy's avatar

Are you suddenly getting many spam emails with only a name and no subject?

Asked by LuckyGuy (40185points) 1 month ago

The name is different every time and the email address is some string of letters at gmail.com. Of course, I do not open these because we know there is a link hidden inside that would cause problems. I mark it spam and move on.
What I find surprising is they make it through my yahoo spam filter.

Are you seeing emails from, for example, Hanah Tan (No Subject) ? Obviously don’t open it!

Also don’t open the link from Amazon saying you won a gift card.
And your Paypal account has been suspended.

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8 Answers

chyna's avatar

I have been getting a lot of text spam lately. It’s usually in a group text with me and 15 or 20 others. What’s really annoying is about half of those people text back angry texts telling the sender to stop. So I then get 15 more texts!
I haven’t noticed an uptick in spam email though.

rebbel's avatar

Yes, one name spam mail here too, in my Gmail.

Dori Hubright (no subject)
Kaisa Giesler (no subject)
Maude Woodyard (no subject)
And two more.
Started October 7rd.

elbanditoroso's avatar

All spam, usually with a PDF of a naked (or almost naked) woman.

Zaku's avatar

I haven’t been getting those recently, no.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@rebbel We must be on the same list!
I have not gone near the link! I hope you haven’t as well!

I don’t understand why these get throgh the spam filter? Why hasn’t google stopped it?

rebbel's avatar

Yeah, @LuckyGuy, we must.
I heard especially handsome, sympathetic men are targeted.
Makes you wonder then, right?! ~

LuckyGuy's avatar

I got one from Melissa Mercuri today. She must think I am intelligent, too.

elbanditoroso's avatar

But is she pretty?

I agree with your earlier question – why can’t the various spam filters detect these?

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