Possible Spam Issue?


#1

It’s been 48 hours since I used my well guarded email address to sign up for this Beta program and my inbox is FLOODED with spam. I have several other accounts for signing up for things, even ordering online I usually use a throwaway account. But since I thought this beta thing should be tied to my soylent order email, I hesitantly used that email. Giant mistake.


#2

That’s weird. I signed up as soon as it was posted, but haven’t received any spam. Could it be your email provider? I used to get tons of stuff back when I used Yahoo.


#3

I’ve received six spam emails since I signed up on Wednesday, but I’ve been using this email address for eleven years. I don’t normally check my spam folder, but a quick glance shows that I have received between 1-7 spam emails per day for the past 30 days. Six would be on the high side for a single day, but I signed up 56 hours ago.

I’m also curious what “FLOODED with spam” means these days. I used to get a ton more (at the same email address!).

Fun fact: All six are selling erectile dysfunction pills, penis enlargement devices, or both!

Actually, I just realized I have a separate “well-guarded” email (in the sense that I never use it or receive any email at it). I will sacrifice it in the name of science!

I’m all signed up. I’ll report back when or if I start getting spam at that address!


#4

You guys should check your spam folders more often, there could be hidden gems in there. I found a letter from a Nigerian prince, he’s going to fill my bank account with money. You snooze, you lose, suckers!


#5

I must just have a really good spam filter or something; I hardly ever receive spam in my inbox. Like once a month at most.


#6

So far no spam


#7

I’ve had the same publically available email address from Yahoo for 20 years or so and there has not been an increase of spam since I signed up for the beta project.


#8

I don’t even notice spam anymore since switching to gmail years ago… only occasionally spam gets through… If the spam is not actually a virus or phising… but spam for an actual product… you can often unsubscribe.


#9

Gmail + Google voice = No (email+SMS) spam

I haven’t noticed any uptick in spam, but I don’t usually see my spam except when I check out once a month.


#10

No spam increase for me. (I used one of my many gmail addies, for the beta program) FWIW.

It can be a good thing to have many different email accounts, each for a different purpose. I imagine the majority of you already do something like that.


#11

Gmail user. Signed up a few hours after the invite got pinned.
No spam on my end.


#12

I signed up Wednesday with a yahoo account; haven’t received anymore spam than usual, but it goes to my spam folder anyway.


#13

Did they ever start allowing images through on google voice texts? That was the one downside that kept me from switching when I tried it out a few years ago.


#14

Another Gmail user here. The only stuff I’ve ever seen in my spam box since switching to Gmail has been stuff that I actually signed up for and then later marked as spam when I changed my mind about wanting them and was too lazy to unsubscribe. The only exception I was able to find was some kind of home insurance thing from last week. No spam ever gets into my inbox, though. And this is the address that I give out willy-nilly to places that I expect will probably send me spam…

Meanwhile, when I look at my old Hotmail account, there’s around 30 new unsolicited emails per day in the spam folder and 2 or 3 per day in the inbox! Not sure how that happened, but that’s why I stopped using it.


#15

I don’t know how to do it (can you tell me? :blush: ) , but I somebody should call for a moderator to change the thread title.
I can feel the OP, but he is jumping to conclusions too fast. Something like ‘Receiving loads of spam after signing up’ or similar should be more productive.

Update: Thanks!


#16

Three days since I signed up at my alternate email address: one confirmation email received, no spam.