Not sure if it's from here or not, but I had (and this isn't an exaggeration or a joke) 150+ spam emails TODAY. I've been getting a steady 30-40 per day for the past month or two, but now it's just gotten ridiculous. Just wondering if anyone is experiencing the same kind of massive influx of spam?

EDIT: I would've commented on Rob's post, but it's locked, and I don't know if this has been brought up before because the search function doesn't work too well.
  • dobi

    i don't get any amount of spam other than the occasional "dear sir or madam, we are bangladesh exporters" gibberish that everyone gets.
  • deekin

    Yeah I have been getting a bunch too. Not 150 plus but a lot. I hadn't made the connection that it was from here, but that makes sense… Friggin' spam bots.
  • Jason Carne

    Hmm, figured it may have been coming from here considering the amount of spam posts/job listings/etc. Wherever they are coming from they sure are hard to get rid of - fake unsubscribes, multiples (like 5 or 6 at a time) of the same spam message...this blows.
  • Matt Borchert

    That definitely isn't happening to me.
  • Jason Carne

    Any idea what that could be then? I'm not too web/email saavy, but I never signed up for any weird sites, entered my email address anywhere other than major social media or design sites. It's kind of killing my inbox and making it hard to find actual emails from my clients.
  • luismtz

    Yeah man, not sure if it's because I'm not very active on the site but I still check in a several times a day and am not having spam issues at all. Hope you can get it fixed!
  • fuggart

    yeah dude mine has been a total joke... I'll try to remember to not delete it all and i'll screen shot how bad mine gets at some point. I get at least 20 a day... sometimes anything up to around 50
  • fuggart



    this is the kind of level of spam I'm getting...
  • tidyink

    fuggart said:

    this is the kind of level of spam I'm getting...

    Have a contact form on your website, rather than having the email just sitting there should help. Mine has a hidden maths sum that spambots will try filling in, but it's not needed.
    http://tidyink.com/contact-tidy-ink-design/
  • VIHMIRU

    I used to get spam… thought nothing of it. Spam is spam.

    I stopped using this site for a long time… and coincidently, the spam stopped.

    Didn't put 2+2 together until recently having re-logged back in and started commenting again - the spam has returned.
  • dobi

    fuggart said:

    this is the kind of level of spam I'm getting...

    i definitely get nothing of the sort.

    also, regarding the spam on the talk section now, i have to leave it up for a bit for AKT to analyze it. we'll be putting in measures to prevent it sooner rather than later.
  • MrSnake

    I mostly get viagra emails. I had to abandon my yahoo acc cause it was getting insane with all the spam. Gmail has been a lot better at catching unwated spam.
  • Design by Disorder

    I just keep getting penis enlargment ads but those are sent from my wife....zing
  • DOOOM

    This shitty spam is so lame.
  • chriskillerartworx

    DOOOM said:This shitty spam is so lame.

    you mean the spam that just got deleted from last night or the spam from 2 nights before just under a few comments? at least spam is generating new threads and traffic here :)
  • DOOOM

    chriskillerartworx said:
    DOOOM said:This shitty spam is so lame.

    you mean the spam that just got deleted from last night or the spam from 2 nights before just under a few comments? at least spam is generating new threads and traffic here :)

    Ahaha truth, without the spam this place would be ZzZzZz'ing.
  • Cameron Latham

    DOOOM said:
    chriskillerartworx said:
    DOOOM said:This shitty spam is so lame.

    you mean the spam that just got deleted from last night or the spam from 2 nights before just under a few comments? at least spam is generating new threads and traffic here :)

    Ahaha truth, without the spam this place would be ZzZzZz'ing.

    It's a sad state of affairs when spam is the only interesting thing about a website anymore.
  • fuggart

    I have now noticed that the highest volume of spam gets sent to me within an hour to two of posting on this forum. If I don't post for a few days it's usually a lot quieter and then this morning after commenting on stuff I have had a huge influx

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