Spam e-mails

Today, instead of writing about a topic suggested by The Daily Post, I thought I would have a bit of a rant. I logged on to my computer this morning to find that someone/something had hacked into my Hotmail account and sent spam e-mails to everyone in my contact list. Since the spam e-mail had a link in it and I did not want people to click on the link, I decided to send an e-mail to everyone myself telling them not to open the spam e-mail. Unfortunately, when I clicked on send, I got the following message:

Your message wasn’t sent because there’s a daily message limit

So because the spammer had sent hundreds of e-mails using my account, my message limit had been used up and I was not able to send any messages myself to warn people about the spam e-mails. To make this even worse, here is the reason given by Hotmail as to why they impose a daily limit:

The limits are used as a deterrent to spammers



8 thoughts on “Spam e-mails

  1. Ohmygod how horrific, and ironic. 😦
    There’s a lot of that going around on Hotmail lately.. I’ve received a bunch of them from some friends. Hopefully though, the majority of people can smell a spam email/link when they see one (and that it seems out of character if it came from you)

    • Yes, but unfortunately it does not matter that ‘most’ people can tell it is a spam e-mail, ‘some’ cannot. Some of my friends clicked on it 😦 I don’t think any damage was done though.

  2. lool!! oh my!! haha thats pretty funny on the part of hotmail limiting messages sent. but hopefully most people will be able to tell the difference from spam and real email πŸ™‚

    i hate spam emails too! i never give out my email. but for things that require emails, i will use an email i specifically created to hold junk email so that i dont get junk emails on my real email πŸ™‚ i have a few of these for school, for work(or future work) and what not. i remember i used to get so angry with those

  3. I agree with Jess. My old account (which has a silly name and which I don’t plan to use professionally) was destined to hold junk mails and web notification. The trick? I created a new gmail account and forward all the mails from my old email. The spam doesn’t get forwarded, and I can still see notifications now and then πŸ˜€

    By selling all your possessions and living in a cave for the rest of your life.
    This was brought to you by the Rubbish Spam Society.

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