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SPAM level increased last 2-3 weeks

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  • gimen1 Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2013 8:27 PM (in response to gimen1)

    Something strange I noticed over the last few weeks... when I send one of these spam messages to, within about two minutes I receive at least two additional spams from the same type of sender.  That almost seems like some internal issue with iCloud's filtering.  Why would reporting a spam message suddenly trigger more to come my way?  Surely it can't be coincidence; it's happened too many times.  Has anyone else experienced that?

  • adamwade Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to gimen1)

    I've been experiencing a big, albiet sporatic uptick in spam since last November. Repeated forwarding the spam to appears to have had no effect.

  • ScottyBullet Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to mhasman)

    I am in the same boat, since the iPhone 5, and the dissapointing ATV3 releases I have been considering getting off the Apple bandwagon. don't get me wrong I love my apple hardware but the last few releases have been dissapointing.


    Now I get constant spam, I submit at least 10-20 mails a day to with nothing to show for it. I was at least happy with Apple's iCloud services and how it all tied together. Now it's become more of a constant annoyance then anything

  • Londongal76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 16, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to gimen1)

    I've emailed a link to this post and a pleading letter to Tim Cook. Route of last resort.  Will see if anyone in Apple reads it.

  • mmmmark Calculating status...
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    Apr 16, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Londongal76)

    This problem is bizarre.  It seems to select different email addresses at different times.  My problems have gone away completely (knock on wood) but yours are at fever pitch.  When I had my problems, everyone I knew was saying "you're nuts...WE don't have any problems."


    Do you use .mac, .me and/or .icloud?  I use .mac and .me exclusively and do not use .icloud email addresses.  I realize they all resolve to one account, but I've had mine since dirt so they work on all three.  I wonder if older addresses are the problem.


    Feeling your pain!

  • Michael Vallance Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 16, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to gimen1)

    Got this email and ... wow.. it looks genuine .. BUT I did not click the RENEW link and logged into App store and iTunes store but could not see any renew information. Came from so blocked this.




    Apple - please look into this for your customers.






    Dear iCloud Member,


    Your annual subscription was set to renew on April 15th, 2013. Attempt to do so has failed. This may occur as a result of change of credit card or billing address. Please take a minute, to review your account settings. If you want to change any of the details below, login to Apple below select Account and click continue. .


  • Kenny LaFountaine Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to mhasman)

    I don't use my mail client on my Mac, maybe I should, but I get spam emails every 20 minutes. And it's annoying and it all started like 3 weeks ago. From 0-1 spam a month to like 50 a day!

  • skeltonmedia Calculating status...
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    May 2, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to mhasman)

    I've been using iCloud since day one. The spam filter has always been flaky in it's ability to do anything about spam. All the sudden in a span of 10 days I've recieved 60+ spam messages and have labeled them all junk via the iOS Mail app. The iCloud experience still feels very beta to me. Dissapointing to say the least.

  • Edsmilan Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to mhasman)

    Same thing here, i'm getting around 10-20 junk mail in my inbox, it's really annoying! My wife is using Gmail and she never ever had this problem of getting TONS of junk mail in her inbox

  • adamwade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 3, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to Edsmilan)

    Seems to be a thing happening here. Once a month I'll get innundated with spam then it stops and slowly picks up again a month or so later.

  • Londongal76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 4, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to adamwade)

    I've had 102 messages in the last 4 days.  Have sent to, logged a support call that's gone to 3rd line and then phoned customer relations.  They've done nothing but tell me that they can't control who emails me.  Funny that google can though and every other mail provider.  I'm getting sick of paying to download these messages that Apple seem uninterested or unable to stop.  The customer relations guy asked me to forward some to him but ironically they never got there as their internal filters stopped it. 



  • cracraft Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 4:26 AM (in response to mmmmark)

    The obvious choice appears to be Google Mail with its spam filtering.


    What Apple needs to do is provide a pure contacts-based filtering solution.


    If you ain't in my contacts, you're heading to spam - across all devices and

    in the cloud.


    It's as simple as that my Dear Jobs.


    The present whitelist, blacklist, Bayes-filtering "super-advanced cloud" algorithm,

    simply doesn't work.


    Why not fix it with contacts-based filtering as is on Mac OS X Mail on all iOS devices

    and in the cloud...


    Seems like a no-brainer.

  • Londongal76 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 4, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to mhasman)

    What's annoying too is in the headers the spam scores are high, it shouldn't be getting through.

  • mmmmark Level 2 Level 2 (460 points)
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    May 4, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to cracraft)

    The spam filtering works great, evidenced by my 10+ years of near-perfect service.  It just seems to be hiccuping at times.  Mine only acted up for a couple of weeks, and now is back to perfect again.


    Why Apple can't figure out this goofiness is beyond me.  It's like the filter just stops.  BAM.  And in comes the spam.  Mine started working just as fast--eventually.


    Stay on them!

  • cracraft Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to Londongal76)

    Rating email based on keyword lists or probability trees DOES NOT WORK 100%.


    One spam can spoil your entire day if you value your privacy.


    Therefore, you should INSIST on contacts-list-driven filtering.


    Apple has chosen not to implement it on iOS but has it on Mac OS X.


    Go figure that one.

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