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    Photobucket?

    I have never ever used Photobucket and likely would not even know it existed except for forum members here who used to use it. Recently, though, I keep getting email notices from Photobucket that in the subject line say my "premium services have expired". Again, I have never ever used them. I have not opened any of the emails, just delete them as they come in.

    Is anyone else being spammed by them?
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    Hi Cynthia. Yes, I continue to be spammed by them, although I did host a lot of free pictures on there for a long time. So, in fact, I definitely did have an account there. And, I never had premium services... They continue to harass me to pay them to increase bandwidth. I just find it amusing.

    Just ignore it. You can configure your email client to send crap like that to the wastebasket.

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    As a PSA to anyone using Photobucket, if you have the opportunity to do so, get all your photos off of there. They've held personal photos hostage and they'll do it again.
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    I've never used them. How do they even know I exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    As a PSA to anyone using Photobucket, if you have the opportunity to do so, get all your photos off of there. They've held personal photos hostage and they'll do it again.
    I used a Google Chrome browser extension, Photobucket Downloader (unlimit) to download my Photobucket pictures an entire album at a time. Much faster and easier than one photo at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opsimath View Post
    I've never used them. How do they even know I exist?
    In that case it may not be legitimately from photobucket. I routinely get email from Costco (for example) telling me about some promotion for members. If I look closely at the actual address and/or header it is pretty clear that the mail is spoofed to look like it came from Costco but it didn't. If I set up a secure sandbox and follow the links in the message I get to a site asking for personal information, trying to infect my system or both.
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    What he said.
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    I don't use Photobucket, but I wonder if it's possible somebody sent you a photo from their account as an attachment and your email entered into their system that way.
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