Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
Some people have seen an increase. The spammers are constantly refining their methods of getting around mail providers spam filters.
The number of spams you recieve will drop off once Apple updates their spam filters. You can help them do this more quickly by forwarding spam that got through to email@example.com so it can be analysed.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
ya I was reading more about that, can I simply tap forward it from my iPad, iPhone or Mac? that simple, I'll do it every time if it will help apple and other iCloud users?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
Yes, that should certainly help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
Yes, a significant increase of spam.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
Definitely. The last 4-5 days I'm receiving between 7 and 8 spam messages. Oddly all more or less at the same time around 9:30pm CET. I report them to firstname.lastname@example.org but so far the problem persists. Never had that before.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
According to Apple you need to do that from Mail OSX. Select the message tab and forward as attachment. They also claim that by marking the messages as junk or move them to the junk mail folder in we mail it reports automatically to email@example.com.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to Oliver S.)
well I get a reply from apple when forwarding from my iPad, so moving them to junk helps too? also since I created the original post it has almost all stopped. how about you?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
That's what I read, if you move to junk folder it reports automatically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forwarding only works if you do that from Mail OSX and forward as attachment. That's what I have done most of the times.
The last 5 or 6 days I still got the junk emails. Let's see tonight if it still continues as I receive them usually around 9:30pm CET.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
Same again. 9:30pm six spam messages. Lets see for how long that's going to continue. It's getting a little annoying though.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 9:14 PM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
It seems to have gotten worse the past week. I marked lots of mail as junk but it did not help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Judy)
I'd encourage each of you to open a case by going to http://www.apple.com/support/contact/ and click through to get them to call you back. Tell them exactly what you are experiencing. After listening to me, they elevated me to second level support, gave me a case number and are filing a ticket with their engineering department. If the hundreds (or probably thousands) of us having these problems contact them, it will show up on their radar.
Be polite, helpful, but firm and let them know you've read all the knowledgebase articles and done all of the smart email strategies of using aliases, protecting your email address, etc. Explain that many others you know seem to be having the same problem and that it has been a SUDDEN, DRAMATIC, NEW issue.
Good luck and I hope we can get our excellent filtering back.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to davidfromcarrabelle)
I've had a similar dramatic increase over the last few weeks after years of rarely encountering spam on my .me address, hence I came here to search. Hopefully the problem won't persist after Apple figures out the patterns.