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Posted: 12/31/2001 1:57:31 PM EDT
Has anyone noticed an EXTREME increase in the amount of e-mail spam this holiday season, or even throughout the year. Sheesh. Every damn day now I get another 20+ messages about free (really non-free, I checked :-) porn, herbal viagra, super jismatic production pills, penis pumps to increase my size! And dammit, none of them are working or free!! hehe. [>(]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:59:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Xero: Has anyone noticed an EXTREME increase in the amount of e-mail spam this holiday season, or even throughout the year. Sheesh. Every damn day now I get another 20+ messages about free (really non-free, I checked :-) porn, herbal viagra, super jismatic production pills, penis pumps to increase my size! And dammit, none of them are working or free!! hehe. [>(]
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Yeah! And those penis pumps don't really... uh, nevermind, nothing to see here.... LOL!!!! Don Out
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:20:39 PM EDT
At least you do not get junk faxes sent to you throughout the day clogging up your lines. I usually get pissed off and send it back to them 500 times at 7:30 in the morning.
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Link Posted: 12/31/2001 7:40:13 PM EDT
Well, there wouldn't be any SPAM without dumbasses responing to them. Probably the most infuriating SPAM episode that I got was from an E-mail address with a "1" after it (i.e. spammer1@bogusmail.com). It was a marketing survey that they wanted me to fill out. Besides being a waste of my time, I knew that if I were to fill it out, I'd receive a deluge of targeted SPAM. I put the address on my block sender list and deleted the message. The next day, I got the same E-mail, but with a "2" on the address (i.e. spammer2@bogusmail.com). This bypassed my block sender list, of course. Again, I added the new address to my block sender list and deleted the message. The next day, I got the same E-mail again from (you guessed it) spammer3@bogusmail.com. This time it had the survey but was accompanied by a message stating that I would continue to receive the E-mail daily until I filled out their damn survey. I never filled out the survey, but I guess someone took them down because I never got the E-mail again. But that's the worst tactic I'd ever heard of; holding your own E-mail account ransom for their SPAM. But as a matter of principle, I never respond to SPAM, particularly the penis-enlargers -- I'm already massive enough. [(:|)]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:17:05 PM EDT
i have my filter set to unless its a valid e-mail adress and i have my e-mail specifly in the to field i wont get the message yeah i still get spam but its more like 5 a day instead of like 50-60 like i used to get damn spammers
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:33:33 PM EDT
I use hotmail. Every year I change my address. I still check the old one from time to time.... (hundreds of spam mails). At some point I make the decision to let it go and never check it again so it can be deleted. Uhm... It's Jan 1 again (in 35 minutes)!!!! Time to change that addy again.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 11:56:36 PM EDT
If you did much shopping on y=the net and allow cookies I can imagine their will be a lot of SPAM,if you register with merchanssts those bastards sell your e-mail address to everyone,kinda suvks don't it.I better go I am totally tweked tonight.
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Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:04:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nathaniel_Hawkins: get pissed off and send it back to them 500 times at 7:30 in the morning.
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That's beautiful. What we need is some command, to reply with, "Thanks, am (not?) interested." 20,000 times, but without hammering our ISPs.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:31:41 PM EDT
I've also noticed a significant increase in spam the past year also. I think part of it has to do with the way the spammers are verifying active addresses. It's my understanding that most of the html based emails (ones with pictures or even invisible 1byte .gifs) are setup so that when you open the message or even just preview it, the image is called from their server and therefore lets the spammer know that the email account is active even if you never respond. From that point on, you just get clobbered with spam. If you remember it, you can lock the connection with zonealarm before previewing your mail and watch all the attempts bang against the firewall (but it's hard to get in the habit of doing this). I've tried pretty hard to keep my personal email address private and just use free accounts anytime I have to buy something or register online. It's worked pretty well for that account, but since I also run a website with the address available for bots to grab and spam, those accounts just get sh1tloads of garbage. Since it's a business, the filters are set pretty loose and I just end up having to deal with the junk. Spammers suck donkey dong.
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 6:24:13 PM EDT
How about personal visits from the AR15.com army? We're everywhere!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 6:55:43 PM EDT
I want to personally put a steel toed boot upside the arse of every damn credit company on the net.
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 7:28:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nathaniel_Hawkins: At least you do not get junk faxes sent to you throughout the day clogging up your lines. I usually get pissed off and send it back to them 500 times at 7:30 in the morning.
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Send em' back a roll of toilet paper -literaly -they get 500 sheets of paper with 1/2 colored black and thier toner runs out pretty quick --you will have to fix up a little stand to allow the roll to sit horizontal next to the feed tray --and use commecial or mil TP charmin just wont hold together through the machine. It will tie up your machine for a while but its worth it in fun factor.
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