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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #75 on: April 08, 2012, 06:06:21 PM »
A simple typo Damien, we all make them .  ;D
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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2012, 06:13:04 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Off course I know that, but actually it was just meant ironically as: "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2012, 04:28:45 AM »
Hi exocet,

You probably will not see them swim, I mean in
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If you are that careful with and critical towards your data you should be the first one they complain about,

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This in line with he topic?
What is your point? (Start another topic. dont use this one).

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2012, 04:38:45 AM »
Hi bob3160,

Off course I know that, but actually it was just meant ironically as: "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"

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To use your metaphors, A simple typo that has been corrected is not a plank in an eye, Spam on a unused email address is however serious. But what has planks in the eye got to do with Spam on accounts on these forums?

I will gladly discuss planks with you on another topic, however this topic is about Spam on users accounts.



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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2012, 06:51:41 AM »
Just checking in to see how this is going.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2012, 07:47:01 AM »
Checking back here myself, I wonder why there hasn't been any  official response from Avast.  Or maybe there has been, but in another thread?  Hmm.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2012, 11:58:21 AM »
There has been a response by the Forum Administrator way back in Reply #15.

I can say on behalf of AVAST Software, that we are not selling any e-mail addresses and that we are running the latest available version of the forum software.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2012, 12:05:33 PM »
Hmm, that speaks volumes.

Like complaining to Ford about a scratch on your car after its been in the workshop and they say "We never employ agency staff to work on our vehicles"

Come on AVAST dont bury your head in Sandox and don't just make a statement that has no bearing on the original question/post, tell myself and others what you're doing about this leak.



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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2012, 12:33:21 PM »
Hmm, that speaks volumes.

Like complaining to Ford about a scratch on your car after its been in the workshop and they say "We never employ agency staff to work on our vehicles"

Come on AVAST dont bury your head in Sandox and don't just make a statement that has no bearing on the original question/post, tell myself and others what you're doing about this leak.
Get off your boat or agenda. There is no leak from the avast side. Maybe you should check closer to home.....???
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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2012, 09:12:02 PM »
Hmm, that speaks volumes.
Get off your boat or agenda. There is no leak from the avast side. Maybe you should check closer to home.....???

What a D%*%! Leak is here no need to look elsewhere, perhaps thisis how you got the high post lists, one liners that mean nothing!

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2012, 09:32:27 PM »
How can the leak be here?  This spam was popping up all over the net, as I said at the beggining, I had the same message from the same sender (as did others on other sites) and that was to a spare address that has nothing to do with this avast.

It happens all the time, I have a server where my son has 2 spare addresses on his own domain name, those addresses have never once been used, yet there is spam  addressed to them caught in the folder.

If there was this "leak"  don't you think there would be a lot more comment given the size of the membership here?
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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2012, 09:56:55 PM »
It is only Avast that leaked a unique address that wasn’t a mail that could send, it was a forwarded address to a collection address, so it never sent out mail and only Avast had the address. I don’t know how or where, but had the leak come nearer home as some idiot ranted it would have affected all my emails. My problem is,  I asked a question for Avast staff to answer and it has not been met, that to me is worse than the leaked address. Some have submitted valid points while others just pick, but that is know as forums post padding, its to gain status by getting brownie points for many posts.

That happens on many forums and is a sad fact, some webmasters remove the points gain by stupid short useless replies, but at least it shows they are alive, even  if not paying attention to what is being said or asked, you see this all the time on forums.


I don’t think its unreasonable for Avast to declare one way or another regarding this subject, it has cost them business albeit small by the probable sales they achieve.

But if you look at it from this perspective, A question is asked, but not replied to, in the ensuing comments one was added that was answered but not the first. Is this guilt that is hoped will go away?

So a recap here, for the sake of the boatman who is an avid "Avast ye swabs". A unique email address was spammed, never came form the originating domain as it would leaked many such addresses, only one address was spammed and that address was unique to Avast. Others have stated this and I would put money on it that Avast or who ever runs the website intercepted it before they got to far.

So I await a reply from Avast staff that has nothing to do with boats barges or ships, canoes included.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2012, 10:40:17 PM »
It seems that Avast is skirting the original question posed by Exocet. I see several "posters" throwing their nonsensical retorts into the mix and appear to be attempting to divert attention to a serious situation. These "posters" with Uberevangist tags really need to get a life instead of trying to wreak havoc on mankind. Avast has to NOW either shit or get off the pot. Answer the original question, if you can. Or, is this just another hack cover-up? LinkedIn got hit as maybe you have.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #88 on: June 14, 2012, 10:59:27 PM »
As did last.fm At least they admitted it and advised users to change passwords and mail addresses, that you can respect.

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Re: Spam on my email address soley used here.
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2012, 11:08:44 PM »
Methinks you require an affadavit written in blood, would that convince you, probably not.  An Avast staff member has already stated that it was not a leak/hack/deluge from here.  With a fair few million addresses at Avast I feel that there would be more than about 10 people saying that their entire world has collapsed.  I would suggest that you put it into context, although I see you have called in re-inforcements.

If Avast makes an error, and they have made a couple they come out straight away and hold their hands up.  So I do not consider there to be a cover up/whitewash/conspiracy of silence 

TO be honest this puts me in mind of flogging a dead horse.... Pointless