Tux Love Blog: Xtra spam today?
You may have a bit of spam in your inbox this morning. Depending on the number of Xtra/Yahoo contacts you have, it may be quite a bit.Geoff Palmer | Monday, February 11 2013 | 1 Comment
You may have a bit of spam in your inbox this morning. Depending on the number of Xtra/Yahoo contacts you have, it may be quite a bit. One TradeMe trader reported receiving "100+ emails from all xtra email addresses with varying spam" on Saturday night.
This Geekzone thread carries more details, but it seems that a problem with Yahoo! Mail that they insisted was fixed over a month ago has resurfaced. (Yahoo! host Xtra/Telecom's email from Sydney, so you may have received spam from all three sources. I have!)
This morning the NBR are reporting that the problem has (once again?) been fixed and that, accordiing to a Telecom spokesman, "Telecom has no way of knowing exactly how many customers were affected."
Telecom customers are urged to change their passwords and can do so securely from here: https://selfservice.xtra.co.nz/live/selfservice/ChgPwd/
Other useful links:
Spam in Yahoo!New Zealand webmail
How do I fight Spam with Yahoo!New Zealand Mail?
Posted by Jim Jigasquid at 14:27:24 on February 11, 2013
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