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Apps sending SPAM
My android phone sent out an e-mail from my secondary email account to everybody in my address book. The e-mail had no subject but had the following link [www . dment . aboutpills . com] I know that it came from my phone because the e-mail had my phone's signature at the bottom of the e-mail. My phone is an HTC Evo. I believe it is an app that is causing this. I have listed the apps below, can somebody help me?
4. State Farm Pocket Agent
5. speedtest from speedtest.net
6. GPS Tracker
7. Where's my droid
8. GPS Status
Last edited by Cory Streater; 09-28-2010 at 10:39 AM. Reason: Spam Link Modified
- 09-28-2010, 07:44 AM #2
- 09-28-2010, 08:22 AM #3
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Well, you could probably disregard Fring, State Farm, GPS Tracker and Speedtest. Those are all legit apps.
Not familiar with the other ones, but you could probably narrow it down by going into Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications, and see which ones have access to your email.
Or perhaps some of the app comments in the marketplace will help.
Always a good idea to pay attention to which phone features are requesting access to when you install them.
- 09-28-2010, 08:22 AM #4
- 09-28-2010, 08:59 AM #5
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I was going to guess Fring because i have read about people before suspecting that app sending spam. What makes one app more legit then another? To be fair... that was a long time ago i had read that and it was on an iphone at the time. Usually something like that happens when you "register" for a service. Which one of those apps did you submit your email to?
Last edited by kicko; 09-28-2010 at 09:04 AM.
- 09-28-2010, 09:20 AM #6
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I have never read anything about Fring being suspected of Spam.
- 09-28-2010, 10:40 AM #7
- 01-13-2013, 10:50 PM #9
Re: Apps sending SPAM
IM+ was sending out spams using my hotmail account. I installed it thru Google Play and was sure it was legitimate. I uninstalled the apps one by one and it took me a few weeks to find out this was the app sending out spams. I once complained about it in twitter and not sure anyone noticed or took any action. And not sure if the latest version is still doing it. Maybe the paid version doesn't do this. There is already ad showing in the app and sending out spams is a little crossing the line. Those spams were also advertisements about viagra or some other prescription drugs. I am sure IM+ is not the only one doing this because my friend's android was doing this and he didn't have IM+.