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    Fake YouTube emails.

    Is everyone getting tired of receiving these fake YouTube emails and is there anything other than changing Email addresses that you can to to stop it? They don't even get caught by Thunderbird junk mail scanner.

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    Just delete them. Setting filters only work so long then the senders change them so the filters don't work again. Believe me it's not just Thunderbird. I get spam in my email all the time. When I identify it as junk it automatically gets added to the junk domain and yet I get more because the spammers keep changing things up. That's what makes these spammers such pests.
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    I don't think I've received a fake Youtube email so far. What do they look like and what do they contain so we all can be pre-warned!

    I do receive occasional emails from Youtube when a band I have subscribed to has added new content and it certainly isn't junk as I recognise the bands.

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    Thanks, you've just reminded me to unsubscribe from a group!
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    I've had one or two. From memory they say I have a reply to an upload to my Youtube account, and provide a url to it. Strange that, becasue I don't recall having a Youtube account.

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    I have been getting them also and I don't belong to youtube..

    Here's one from recently..
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    "If You Are Reading This In English, Thank A VET"

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    They usually indicate something similar to what Banyarola posted. It's a dead giveaway to me as I don't have a Youtube account.

    You can check by hovering your mouse pointer over one of the url's. You will see that it isn't the same as the text.

    I get 1 to 5 per day since this started. I think it's time to change my email address.

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    Well, I wouldn't change my address. They last for a few days and and then stop.
    Last week I was getting them from Linkedin, this week youtube..Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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    Don't you wish you had your hands around the throat of whomever is sending them?

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    Definitely yes!

    Fortunately I've not received any of the junk/spam email described above.

    There's always tomorrow though...

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