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    I made the mistake of installing itunes and even though I uninstalled it long ago I get an ever increasing number of spam emails. itunes clearly sells their email list to anyone. Avoid installing the itunes software.
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    I've never even had to enter an email in order to obtain, install, or use iTunes so I'm not sure why you would think that would be the cause of your spam? The only thing you need an email address for is the iTunes store, but again I've had an account with them (and with Apple for that matter) for years and years and the email I use with them doesn't get much spam out of the ordinary.
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    Originally Posted by wulf109
    I uninstalled it long ago I get an ever increasing number of spam emails.
    Once you're on one spam list you'll be on them all eventually. Also be aware that there's literally hundreds of ways of getting on one, it doesn't necessarily require that you give the account out.
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  4. Originally Posted by wulf109
    I made the mistake of installing itunes and even though I uninstalled it long ago I get an ever increasing number of spam emails. itunes clearly sells their email list to anyone. Avoid installing the itunes software.
    Apple sells email list to spammers
    Its sound like joke to me man.
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    Surely they could make few thousand to add to the billions they make each year. :P
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    Originally Posted by roma_turok
    Originally Posted by wulf109
    I made the mistake of installing itunes and even though I uninstalled it long ago I get an ever increasing number of spam emails. itunes clearly sells their email list to anyone. Avoid installing the itunes software.
    Apple sells email list to spammers
    Its sound like joke to me man.
    wulf109 do you work for Mirco$oft ?
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  7. Now Microsoft definitely sells them. I recall signing up for a hotmail account about seven years ago and having 30 junk emails the next day. And I hadn't even used the email address yet. I still hear of issues with that from customers today. They put in better junk mail filters to get rid of the junk they are causing to begin with. I've never heard of any such issue with iTunes though. I also never had to put in an email.
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    Originally Posted by Poppa_Meth
    I recall signing up for a hotmail account about seven years ago and having 30 junk emails the next day.
    The issue with a large provider like Hotmail, AOL or any other yourname@somebigname.com is that the spammers will send out mass emails to multiple names regardless if they know they are valid or not. There's only so many combinations of numbers and names and the possibilities of finding a live address are much more likely with large provider because you have such a large pool of names. Unless you use something totally obscure chances are you'll get hit with spam unless it gets filtered, and by obscure I mean dbgbnogik@hotmail.com. Add to that if they don't get a returned user not found email they know its a live one. I've even seen it on my own server but on less a scale, I set up a catchall account once that would grab any e-mail addressed to an invalid address. It quickly filled up with common names.
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    If you are careful when you install the software this will not happen to you
    If you opt to give them an email address, like Wulf mistakenly did,
    You mereley need to pay attention the the check mark box that allows apple to send you product announcements and un check it.. No Spam. Simple. This way you get no mail absoulutely never.
    If you're careless, they've now put you on every mailing list associated with iTunes they have.
    I have installed iTunes on windows computers over 20 times and receive no spam email from either apple or third party companies.
    Just look before you leap.
    I don't know how, in this day and age, you can run a Windows box without iTunes (or at least Quicktime) anyway...
    Best advice..put iTunes on your MAC and you won't get spam for sure! (of course on a mac iTunes is already there)
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