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SPAM to my unused iCloud email.

608 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 3:11 PM by DianeX RSS
russellmilne Calculating status...
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Nov 17, 2012 12:52 AM

I've started receiving SPAM to my iCloud email despite this address never being used. Before this week I've only ever received emails from Apple/iTunes. I'm certain that I haven't given away my address and its not one that could be assumed to be in use. So have Apple had a security breach?

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:53 AM (in response to russellmilne)

    No. It just means spammers have correctly guessed your email address. They send emails to millions of auto generated addresses in the hope that some will be real addresses and not bounce back, thereby confirming it is real.


    Forward the spam as an attachment to for Apple to deal with and update their spam filters.

  • wurzelgrumpf Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Julian Wright)

    Hi Julian,


    I disagree as this spam also came to an alias of my email address and this is a pretty unusual and weired combination of characters combined with underscore and such. I also disagree for the reasons that my wife has received spam the same day and her last name is nothing you would guess or come across running a nice randomizer.

    There is something going on which is beyond brute force guessing and I'd like to know, what!


    I agree with Russellmilne



  • DianeX Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to wurzelgrumpf)

    I'm totally confused about the iCloud email thing myself. I've never used or given this address to anyone. And then last week I got an email there from someone I know (haven't asked her why/how she used it, she probably doesn't even know) and today a SPAM email to that account. Weird! I poked around and didn't see a way to shut the door to that account, for now I'm just going to ignore it, too many issues that I need to solve!


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