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Posted: 5/26/2002 1:28:15 PM EDT
I use a hotmail account for any email address I put out on the net, so I get a raft of spam all the time. I did have it all go to the Junk Mail folder that hotmail conveniently sets up for the mail you get from the porno, dick enlarger and get out of debt free companies they sell you address to. Well, as soon as I set my Junk Mail folder to automatically delete anything that goes into it, I noticed that I'm now getting 10 to 15 spam emails a day back in my regular inbox. As a wise man once said: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 1:30:11 PM EDT
Forward those dick enlarger e-mails to me. Uhh.. I have a friend that needs them.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 1:32:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 1:32:27 PM EDT by bunghole]
My friends name is Mike P. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 1:54:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: I use a hotmail account for any email address I put out on the net, so I get a raft of spam all the time. I did have it all go to the Junk Mail folder that hotmail conveniently sets up for the mail you get from the porno, dick enlarger and get out of debt free companies they sell you address to. Well, as soon as I set my Junk Mail folder to automatically delete anything that goes into it, I noticed that I'm now getting 10 to 15 spam emails a day back in my regular inbox. As a wise man once said: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
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I know what you mean. I get about 40 spams a day that go to junk mail and about 12 that go to inbox. Most of this spam started happening when I listed my email on this site. I'm not saying anybody from this site is selling my email, but thats when it started happening[:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 1:57:16 PM EDT
Go back into your personal profile. You have to uncheck the do not share my info box. Hotmail made some changes and made that choice for you. I did it about week ago and the level of spam dropped quickly. If you need any help shoot me an e-mail. Urban, out.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:08:06 PM EDT
If your hotmail account doesn't clear up, try yahoo. I use it and have never had a problem with junk mail.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:13:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:19:27 PM EDT
There is no way to block all the spams out there. Thats why I use netscape.net, yahoo.com, and hotmail.com. I think these free accounts as temporary accounts. I regularly close and open accounts. If you have dsl or cable modem you would know this people are getting probed (port scanned) all the time. I used to care before, reporting all port scans to my internet provider as well as to that user's isp. But now I gave up, I'm just going to treat spams, and intrusion attempts as garbage noise of the internet.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:20:19 PM EDT
I have a Yahoo and Excite account and I never get any spam (other than mail directly form Yahoo or Excite).
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:22:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:42:37 PM EDT
It's just a pain in the ass to root through the shit to find the legit e-mails.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 2:44:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Urban_Redneck: Go back into your personal profile. You have to uncheck the do not share my info box. Hotmail made some changes and made that choice for you. I did it about week ago and the level of spam dropped quickly. If you need any help shoot me an e-mail. Urban, out.
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Thanks for the info. I just made the appropriate changes[:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 4:01:28 PM EDT
Urban_Redneck, thanks for the tip.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 4:11:01 PM EDT
Definate thanks on the tip. They had me checked too. Hope this cuts down on all the penis pill ads. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 5:00:29 PM EDT
everytime you go somewhere, and they ask you for your email addy, give 'em one from someone else, like blaze of glory, or someone else of similar ilk. HTH WL
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 7:07:39 PM EDT
Yahoo and Excite.. Both are great .. :Yahoo about 5 junk e-mails a day(not to hard to filter thru) had it for about 3-4 years. :Excite .. about 2 junk emails a week.. also same excite acount for about 3-4 years.... hotmail: about 20-30 junk emails a day.. sad.... my ISP email act.. about 3 emails a month period.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 7:26:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Urban_Redneck: Go back into your personal profile. You have to uncheck the do not share my info box. Hotmail made some changes and made that choice for you. I did it about week ago and the level of spam dropped quickly. If you need any help shoot me an e-mail. Urban, out.
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thanks for the info
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 7:35:55 PM EDT
CAPITALIST, Your absolutely RIGHT ON! As soon as I listed my email in my profile I recieved tons of spam and klez. Took it off...no more. Go figure. Wait, it's a vast left wing conspiracy! Yeah, that's the ticket.
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