We know spam emails are really annoying and inconvenient to say the least! Can I get you to clarify, the messages look like they're coming from another MTS Mail customer? I do know there are emails circulating where spoofing of others emails is occurring using the MTS email addresses.
If you could forward a few of these emails to our email address email@example.com I'll send them to the mail team to see if they're the same as the other spam emails that customers have been complaining about.
There is currently a fix being worked on to deal with spam in a more efficient manner.
You may also want to put in place a strong password. Common guidelines are:
Make up a long phrase that makes sense to you.
Pick letters from that phrase, commonly first letters of the word.
Include lower case, UPPPER CASE, numbers and special characters (things you can type not in the first three categories). Have at minimum one of each group.
Try to avoid including the only number or special character at the end. (ie SnowDay2015!)
Also try to avoid using complete words or names any in language.
For example this phrase:
MTS # 1 For Home Internet Service in Manitoba: could be
Don't use that though as this very discussion has likely compromised that.
Here is a link with comedian John Oliver and Internet privacy spokesperson Edward Snowden discussing how to create strong passwords. PS don't use any they suggest in that example either as they are likely all hot listed by groups trying to compromise accounts.
If it was me I would build an email filter in either outlook or the MTS web based page and delete these invalid address emails out of my inbox automatically. You may have to do a delete all in your deleted items folder from time to time to really get rid of them but at least they would not clog up the inbox.
The only downside to the filter I am suggesting is that you would not get valid returns of your emails in your inbox if you did put in the wrong address.
I think of it as the equivalent of the telephone calls that go out from somewhere else that use a fake number to show up on call display. One that comes to mind is the scam where a name/ number for Revenue Canada shows up and a crook says you owe back taxes
Sometimes the email headers may show something to people that know more about that sort of stuff than I do.