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  1. AmneonX

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    GoneGoogling.com reported a story today about an increased amount of spam in gmail spam boxes since joining G+.

    Is Google+ Publishing My Email Address? - Gone Googling

    What do you guys think? Has anyone noticed an increased spam count since joining?

    I for one have noticed increased spam since I joined G+. Before I joined, I have very little spam for the year and a half that I have had my gmail account. Since joining G+, I have probably doubled my spam count.

    Thoughts?
     

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    None. However, I get an email or two every few months. No biggie for me.
     
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    I know I have had maybe 8 in the last year. I emptied the Spam box last thursday, when I looked yesterday. I had 28 new spam messages. Apparently I have won gift cards to like 3 or 4 different places.
     
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    I have no spam.
     
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    No extra stuff. Mine went through the roof a couple of months back - my email address must have got on the wrong list.

    None of its bad (Viagra, Nob enhancers etc) but strangely its all for the US - credit cards, Starbucks vouchers etc. I'm in the UK!
     
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    I've seen no additional spam to date as a by-product of my G+ access...
     
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    No additional spam here since joining, well gotta go get my plane ticket...apparently I won the russian lottery and I have never been there so I got alot to do, woohoo! :rolleyes::D
     
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    I haven't received any more than usual as far as I can tell.
     
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    Perhaps you, and some other people, posted their Gmail address on a public forum to request an invite? I see a lot of people doing that in threads here, and that's a great way to attract spam.

    I don't get much spam that actually makes it to my inbox in Gmail anyway, and I've seen no differences since joining G+.
     
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    I noticed no increase in spam than before I got +. I agree many people acting like crack addicts posting their email for the whole world to see. Just to get that fix lol.
     
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    There are bots that search for email addresses posted on various websites and forums. FYI, that's why some people write it like "DaSchmarotzer(at)Phandroid(dot)tk".
     
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    I haven't seen anything more. I was a one with a beta Goog account and get some of the "get bigger with this pill" and "Nigerian lottery" stuff, but no more than before.
     
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    I don't find any spam
     
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    No spam, but apparently a long lost relative of mine passed away in Nigeria and left me a large sum of money. All I have to do is pay the lawyers fee. I'm rich suckers, see you in Tahiti!
     
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    But MY long lost relative died in Nigeria? We must be related!

    I just don't get spam. I'm very restrictive about my email address. With previous hotmail and yahoo addresses years ago I would be constantly flooded with the stuff but since I've had G+ and chiefly Gmail I just dont get it.
     
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    I haven't noticed any increase in spam.
     

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