AOL Mail service targeted by spammers

By Shawn Knight
Apr 22, 2014
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  1. A number of AOL users claim their e-mail accounts have been hijacked and are being used to send spam. AOL is on the case although preliminary reports suggest some of the accounts are being spoofed, not hacked.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,878   +1,758

    Edit: "didn't send"
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,866   +948

    I thought AOL went belly up years ago, It's been a hellava long time since I've heard about them.
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,416   +441

    That's gotta be rough for all six people left using AOL mail.
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 983   +23

    I have a jacka-s friend who still pays far aol mail. I often get that problem from facebook friends Usually goes away when I unfriend the person.
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 345   +51

    This made me laugh, thank you.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,353   +1,049

    Jeez, what did you do, pull this story off a HDD that you found in a time capsule from 1999?
  8. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 191   +13

    Um yeah. I figured that out about AOL so I changed my primary email address. Now its a lot nicer. I just get job search sites spamming me. So I block them all ^.^
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Enthusiast Posts: 359   +52

    I got such an e-mail last night. Coming from a server in japan, it was definitely spoofed, and, thanks to SpamCop, it was reported.

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