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When I changed my email to have .se in the end. I never recieved any fishing emails anymore.
Testing: Will probably be toooooo big.
I'm in the same boat as you, only use one personal mail for my Blizzard account and I never get any spam in that one.
Also, 3-5 emails every day? That's more than I get in my normal "use for whatever forum I need to sign up to" mail per week. :3
And seriously? No, I am not even sure about being clean anymore... but it hasn't anything to do with my computer in general. I blame the client for being unsafe since only my WoW related emails receive spam, but not my other gaming mails.
Just to show how easy it is to figure out your browsing interests, go ahead and disable adblock and see if what kind of advertisements you are pushed. Where do you think the advertisers figure out that what target group you fit in? Anyhow, email phishing in most cases is like fishing with shotgun, shoot in the general direction of the fish and wait for results.
Additionally, I hope this was spurned from a simple stroll through your spam folder and not through said emails actually landing in your email inbox.
Unfortunately not. Ironically enough, my spam folder is totally empty.Additionally, I hope this was spurned from a simple stroll through your spam folder and not through said emails actually landing in your email inbox
Seems strange, I have 1 email address for my Battle.net account ( and ONLY used for this), nearly 7 years now and have never had any mail sent to it other than legit WoW email.
my everyday email I use for everyday stuff though gets those scam emails from *blizz* all the time. But it also gets a ton of other mail from other non gaming companies scams too.
Dunno what to tell you, but as I said my wow email is and has always been scam free.
Hey all, it's worth nothing that these messages that have any variation of 'it has come to our attention that you're trying to sell your X account' are not actually from Blizzard Entertainment - and are one of the many prevalent forms of phishing/spam that are reported to us. For more information about phishing mails, we offer our support page which provides details about how to detect such scams. It can be pretty tricky trying to determine when a message is legitimately from us, as often times the spammers will modify the mail in such a way to make it look like it's coming from an address that it really is not. We would appreciate it if you would forward any suspicious emails to our investigative team, at firstname.lastname@example.org - otherwise, you are also welcome to contact our customer support directly.
Last edited by Araxom; 2013-01-31 at 11:21 PM.
Either your email was compromised at some point or you have been using or displaying that email elsewhere and forgot. Remember, if you've ever used it to send mail and a recipient was compromised, you can end up on lists that way.
It would be contrary to Blizzard's own interests to sell your email address, because an increase in spam is an increase in phishing is an increased in customer service resources they have to invest to fix compromised accounts.
I have a secret email address that I use for battle.net that I use for absolutely nothing else. I have never sent outgoing mail, I have never used it a single time to sign up for a related website or newsletter. I can look at my email history in the past eight years and I do not have a single mail anywhere in the entire inbox that was not from Blizzard directly.
I do get lots of spam and phishing emails (50+ a day) on my general WoW email address that I use to sign up for MMO related websites and forums, and it is also the one available on my guild and raiding forums and blog. But I also get tons of spam for WoW and dozens of other MMOs on my primary email address that I never use for those things and has no association with those games at all.
Of all the possible reasons why you're getting spam email, Blizzard having sold your email address to spammers is about the least reasonable conclusion.
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The email I created specifically for the Battle.net merge has never recieved spam.
My regular old email that I originally started WoW with - and use for gaming sites (such as this one) recieves a few per week.
Finally - check where these Emails originate from. I can almost guarentee you it will be China. Occasionally Malaysia and very rarely South Korea. If Blizzard was found to be selling information to China....Yeah...that wouldn't go over well ;P
i never got any mails until i singed up on a site that was wow related... not gonna name it but it was a big wow site with addons, news and more.. no not MMOC xD
i have no clue why i did not use the fake e-mail like i allways did but when i realised it was to late.. >.<
The website you visit are the cause of your Blizzard related spam mail, not Blizzard.
Try investing in AVG (it's free) and I would recommend against visiting 'certain sites'. Other than that, at this point trackers are far far more complex than your average bear, so your just going to have to live with a little spam from the Gold Sellers and Account thieves every now and then.
It is, however, not Blizzards fault.
No, you probably just signed up for another website around the same time you were signing up for wow that this happened, or else everyone would have the problem.
Key is to use unique addresses and passwords an for everything you do. That includes forums, games, whatever. Only once you start using overlapping adresses and passwords things can get messy, even get your accounts "hacked".
Did you ever consider the email client you are using? Just today in class, the instructor was mentioning how g-mail is great at blocking spam to almost nothing compared to other clients...like Hotmail.