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Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 9:55 PM

Recieving to much SPAM

Hello,

I normally receive a handful of unsolicited emails each day and that didn't bother me. Over the past couple of weeks the SPAM has exploded. In the past 5 hours I have received 42 SPAM emails and they steadily keep coming in.

If I select SPAM while logged onto my webmail will the system eventually block them? I usually access my mail using Outlook and I add them to my junk folder but it's gotten out of control The crooks get around the junk folder settings by using different onmicrosoft.com email addresses.

Thanks

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6 months ago

@kornedbeef 

Hello, one quick suggestion I have is to make sure on the webmail portal you have Spam Filtering option turned on for your Comcast.net email address, this will ensure that spam messages that have been detected will be moved to the spam folder automatically.  You can confirm by going to "Settings" in the top right corner (sprocket looking image) then selecting "Email Settings" and under "Mail Settings" on the left side select "Advanced Settings", here you can ensure that Spam Filtering is enabled by selecting "Automatically move spam and potentially harmful messages to the Spam folder"  If you have already done this, please let me know and I will reach out to you via DM for further details to assist.  Also, if you do move a message from the Inbox to the Spam folder, actions are taken to make sure that similar messages are marked a spam in the future.  Thanks!

Jammie

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@XfinityJammieAAMP​  I'm having the same issue as the OP.  My settings and advance settings should take care of this but that's not the case.  Most of the [Edited: "Language"] I'm getting is "Security Threat Detected" with a link included for some nefarious program, Norton, McAfee subscriptions ending (never had these), "SecurityNOtice" (this is the appearanc with the NOtice) - temporary block of my email.  This is all so very tiresome.  Get this taken care of please.

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Hello @anachrotech, thank you for taking the time to reach out on social media.  I understand your concern with the settings, and I'd like the opportunity to check into that for you.

 

To access your account, will you please send us a direct message with your full name and complete service address to “Xfinity Support”. To do so, click on the chat icon located at the top right of this forums page.

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@XfinityJammieAAMP​ I diligently mark emails as spam, and then they continue to show up in my inbox even though they have the same originating email address each time and even though I have my spam filter turned on.  

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MattLovett Are you still havining the spam issues? I read on this post that someone said it was back to normal for them. 

 

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6 months ago

I didn't change anything yet as described above, but it looks like the massive SPAM wave either is being caught by your filters or the spammers have given up. It's now back to normal.

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It is great to hear that things have returned to normal and the spam is being properly filtered out for you @kornedbeef! Sometimes new offenders for spam can slip through our the system as it can take time to realize it is spam, but once it is identified, it will be able to properly filter that for you! If you happen to run into any more issues with this, or anything else, please don't hesitate to let us know! 

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6 months ago

Hello, @kornedbeef. Thanks for posting on our Community forums to let us know about your Spam situation. Have you tried managing the Email/Spam filter settings on our website? 

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I'm having the same issue, except woke up this morning to over 200 spam emails.  What's going on with Xfinity filters?

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Hello @user_6z9and, thank you for taking the time to reach out on social media. I understand your concern with the spam emails and want to provide you with this link that will walk you through setting up filters https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience. Please let us know if you have any questions about the process, and we're happy to help. 

 

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6 months ago

Luckily, the filters are catching 99% of it for me, but I can confirm that my comcast.net has been getting hit very hard. Normally, I rarely get SPAM at that address.

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4 months ago

The spam filter needs to be fix imo I get 20-30 a day that are not going to do anything about it until other isp are available in your area when that happens that will fix it 

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4 months ago

I’m getting close to a hundred spam emails a day that are getting through the XFINITY spam filter and end up in my Apple mail spam folder. What’s going on?

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You're not the only one. The situation has indeed gotten worse, and Comcast/Xfinity is simply handing out scripted responses that don't address the problem and just blame us for not setting up proper rules. Their solution? Use a safe senders list only. They can't be bothered with fixing the problem.

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Hello @smercurio, thank you for taking the time to reach out on social media.  I understand your concern with the spam filter, and I'd like the opportunity to check into that for you.

 

To access your account, will you please send us a direct message with your full name and complete service address to “Xfinity Support”. To do so, click on the chat icon located at the top right of this forums page.

Here's the detailed steps to direct message us:

  • Click "Sign In" if necessary
  • Click the "Direct Message” icon (upper right corner of this page)
  • Click the "New message" (pencil and paper) icon
  • Type "Xfinity Support" in the to line and select "Xfinity Support" from the drop-down list
  • Type your message in the text area near the bottom of the window
  • Press Enter to send your message
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4 months ago

I have received over 500 spam emails this past week that have my Comcast email address shown as the To and From address.  When I look at them in Outlook they all show different addresses.  When I click on the message I get forwarded thru multiple domains before stopping at the spam advertisement. 

I did whois searches on the email domains and on the forwarded webpages.  All are hosted at the same host so I setup email rules that forward every emails to the hosts abuse @ email address.  The host does nothing!  They are allowing the spammer to spam.  

Do us all a favor!  Search for the email address of your local Congressman and ask them to amend the Can Spam act to make web and picture hosts liable for spam that is sent using their servers if they do not ban accounts that spam.  Doing that would put an end to a whole lot of spammers.  

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4 months ago

I should also mention that I did a Google search on the host with the word spam and there are forum posts for years about that host doing nothing about spam.  

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471 Messages

4 months ago

I woke up with 89 emails in my spam folder on Mac mail. I’d like to add that there is something going on affecting XFINITY accounts probably due to the holidays. It might be worth any user to get some paid identity theft protection available to homeowners or renters insurance that will alert you if your email or any passwords show up on the dark web. I have it and its worth its weight in gold to me.

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4 months ago

I too need help with the obscene amount of spam email messages I am getting in my xfinity account.

Thanks!

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1 month ago

After the data breach the number of spam email I received dropped to zero for a few weeks. 

It back to a dozen or so each day.  Why isn’t Xfinity doing a better job?

I would be thrilled if I could simply get Xfinity to stop pushing junk/spam through to my phone!  I’m quite happy to go look at it on your server for errors.

how can I get you to stop pushing junk mail folder contents?

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Yeah, it's happening yet again. It also seems to be from the same sources: Miracle Sheets, Life Line Screening, a fake Netflix subscription expired phishing email, Milestone Mastercard. It's a whackamole. Xfinity is able to squash them, but the spammers are able to figure out a way around it. [Edited: "Inflammatory"].

I tried to set up filter rules but they don't work. It's almost like the rules aren't even being run.

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Hello, user_ivrdk8. I appreciate you making us aware you're receiving these spam emails again. Have you by any chance visiting the link that shows you how to update your setting my colleague shared? If not, please visit this link https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience. 

 

Let us know if you have any questions about the process, and we're happy to help. 

 

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I don't know about user_ivrdk8, but I can assure you that the setting to automatically move SPAM to the SPAM folder is enabled. I also have rules set up to automatically delete the emails (not move them to the SPAM folder), but they don't seem to work at all. This thread is to basically inform Xfinity that its level of SPAM detection is no longer working. It has nothing to do with how the SPAM is being handled at the user mailbox level. Xfinity does have a SPAM detector that performs a first-level filtering of SPAM, doesn't it? Or did you get rid of it? If you have it, then we're telling you it's not working again. 

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@smercurio Thank you for commenting on the thread today. Did you happen to take a look at the solution at the top? Did you happen to check the settings with the steps provided? 

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21 days ago

I have checked off the box for Automatically move spam and potentially harmful messages to the Spam folder. I still get 25 to 50 everyday that I have to delete. Customer service is useless.

They tell me to change my password, a few days later I start getting all the span again. I think Comcast wants you to drop your phone provider (t-moble) and sign up with them and pay for there service. I would dump Comcast but all my business and friends have my e-mail.

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20 days ago

I reveive a ton of spam as well.  I go thru the proper way to change spam filter to discord it when any of the conditions are met, but it doesnt change a thing.  I still get the same spam emails everyday.  help.

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user_ivbvec I feel like SPAM mail goes in cycles where we all get a bunch and then it stops for a bit and starts up again. Have you seen a difference in the last few days after marking them as SPAM?  

 

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