Ok since I’ve joined one of the dreamhost plans Im getting a barrage of spam messages sent to my personal email (the one I used to register) that state my first and last name and they know my residential address! Below is the FIRST of many I’ve been getting just like this. The subject to this email was titled “ADV: Mr. Brian ***** of ******.com” I have replaced the real information with asterisks to avoid getting more spam
"February 7, 2005
Mr. Brian *****
**** 25Th Ave Ne
Dear Mr. Brian *****:
Congratulations on making a brilliant decision to go online with your domain name ******.com. I am writing this email specifically to you.
My company has won 16 prestigious Internet awards for designing outstanding web sites, and I thought I should share the following important information with you… Brian *****, I thank you very much for taking the time to read this important email. I sincerely appreciate it, and would love to have your association. I sincerely hope that I have not wasted your time. If you choose to not respond to this email, I will conclude that you are not interested in our services, and I assure you that you will not get
another email from me. In that case, please accept my sincere and profuse apology for taking your time.
(skipping to the end of the message)…
I care for charitable organizations that make a difference in our World. A portion of our revenue goes to support these organizations http://www.gkbc.net/nonprofitorg/index.htm Thanks for helping us help the World.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Phone: (714) 844 9112"
Since this email I’ve gotten about 7 more spam mails that use my first and last name in the subject line trying sell porn sites like http://atonalg.biz and http://gleamy.info. The main thing I dont like is that these random people have my real address and this has never happened untill I started my domain at dreamhost.
Anyone care to suggest how they got my info?