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Why do I receive spam that is NOT addressed to me?

Your email address was probably included on a mass mailing list of e-mail addresses. Spammers often utilize the BCC: (Blind Carbon Copy) field on SPAM e-mails so that recipients won't see the list of e-mail accounts that received the SPAM mail.

Rest assured -- your privacy is a concern of ours! We have not sold, traded, or disclosed your private information (including your e-mail address) to individuals or businesses that send SPAM mail. Your information has not been released by us, and it never will!

However, your PC provides your e-mail address to sites that you visit in the form of a cookie. If you use Outlook Express to send and receive e-mail, you are broadcasting your e-mail address every time you visit a web site. Windstream suggests you purchase virus scanning software and perform security scanning maintenance on your computer periodically.

Windstream does offer the Windstream Security Suite, powered by McAfee, to our Internet and Broadband customers. For more information, please visit our website at »www.windstream.net.

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by Windstream See Profile edited by fourboxers See Profile
last modified: 2013-03-22 17:23:07