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Why am I getting 30 to 40 spam emails daily since switching to firefox Didn"t happen in IE8


Since making firefox my default browser, I am bombarded daily with spam email. This didn't happen when IE8 was my default browser. It's driving me crazy.

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I can't think of a reason for you to see more spam in Firefox than in IE. Are you using the same email service, same Inbox?

If you make IE your default browser (you can always start Firefox using its shortcut without making it the default browser), does the spam stop?