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Yahoo porn garbage emails and blocking


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SallyMae

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I am getting these emails that are designed to appear to be a communication from an old acquaintance that really are basically a come on to what I am sure is a porn site if you clck the link at the bottom of the email. Unlike a lot of these "ads" there is no unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Further, attempting to block the sender appears to be a problem too. The emails are ending up in my spam box but the recipient address is not my address and when I tried to reply to the email address that sent them to me, I get a mailer daemon saying delivery failure "No MX or A records for tirknqjltckzliu.com". I'm a little curious as to how this email is getting to me in the first place when the recipient address is not mine and I am wondering how to stop these things from coming through given the problem of no link to click to unsubscribe and the mailer daemon failure notice when I try to reply with a request to stop sending the emails. Thanks.
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SallyMae,

Unfortunately, Yahoo mail has been subject to a number of attacks like this. Even if there were an unsubscribe link, you wouldn't want to click on it as that simply informs the spammer that it's a live email account. Your best bet is to inform the acquaintance directly that their account appears to have been hacked, and recommend they change their password asap. The spammers spoof the sending address, and can also hide the sending addresses - they're most likely going to a number of the acquaintance's contacts.

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