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Is it just me or do you all get spam junk email..............?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BurbinOR, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    I get about 10+ a day that are pure junk mail.............mortgage quote stuff...............porn sites...............viagra...............herbal fat burners................you name it I get it. Everyone else get the same? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You only get around 10 per day?!??! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    I wonder what my problem is. I get over 100 of this crap, everyday. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  3. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Holy crap! Are you serious? Guess I'll quit whining................ /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    you only get ten, I must get between 25-30 each day, today the one that stands out the most was Indian Lesbieans, plus there is always some one wanting me to enlarge my penis /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif how do they know /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gifand Britney is waiting for me, who the hell is she /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I kept track of how much I got in 3 days once. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Believe it or not, I racked up over 600 in three days!!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Even with the spam gaurd on I get about 10 a day.
    Holy crap 600 in three days. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    i've always been lucky and never gotten any spam email. i just have 2 or 3 different addresses (from 2 totally separate servers) and use one (namely my one at school) to post on a site like this and give to my friends and family. when filling out various forms, i type in the old address. this way, if they do send s/th important to the other address, i'll still get it, but junk mail doesn't clutter up the inbox i use regularly. You might consider doing this. It really works.

    Also, if you plan on visiting a site only once or twice and it asks for your email address but doesn't have any real good reason why, just make up one, they usually don't check it. I just type in something like upyour@ss.com or something random. i always get let in anyway. Maybe this will help.
     
  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    when i had aohell i got 50 or so a day /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif but i dont get any at my at&t email /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I get one or two a week at the most. Every one i get I add to my "Junk senders" list though. I don't open any of them either...now if they do come in they go straight to the deleted folder.

    Rene
     
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    I have a yahoo and a hotmail account that I use for webpage sign ups etc... unless it's something I really want email from, then I use my real one.

    I don't get spam- at my real one.

    Brandy
     
  11. landsmasher

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    I use Yahoo and the spam guard works pretty well after you've been using it for a while. When I do get spam it gets run back to Yahoo as a sample and they somehow adjust the spam guard so after time there is less and less.

    A friend of mine got one of those "Tele-Zappers" and he says it works really well. Something you might try if you get a lot of telemarketers calling you on the phone... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I get around 50 to 100 of them every day. Just delete them with out looking at em.
     
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    Since I'm on Yahoo, I've already maxed out my "blocked junk mail" files. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Yahoo will only block up to 100 different addys. And since I've maxed it out, I still get the crap from litterally hundreds of others. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    What can I do to totally eliminate ALL bulk and junk mail? I'm very tired and sick of having to read all the crap and also deleting them. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    BTW, I never open up any bulk or junk mail. Just hit the box and delete them. But it gets old after a while. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Any ideas how to get rid of this bull crap?
     
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    get a new email address- and only use the spam filled one for junk....

    the other thing- when you put your email address in something- say signing up for travelocity or something- they have ALREADY clicked the boxes that say SEND ME THIS SEND ME THIS etc.. you have to unclick them...

    but really I'd get a new email address- use it for your family/friends, and important stuff, then use the other one for junk.

    Brandy
     
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    Won't getting a new addy just start all over with the "junk collecting"? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah...what Brandy said. Also run a firewall, I find I get way less crap after installing Zone alarm.

    Rene
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if anyone wants zone alarm pro free let me know and ill email it to you it also has a built in popup stoper /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    you wont get spam if nobody knows the email....thats why you only give it to people or websites you know you want email from...like this one.

    my hotmail and yahoo get spam all the time..but I just go in once a week, and delete them...add them to spam blocker etc.. if I do get spam at my real email- its forwarded from someone I know...

    Brandy
     
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    Shannon, if this Zone Alarm-thingie will work for me and my Yahoo address, send the info to me via pestywesty@yahoo.com so I can enjoy some nice trouble free e-mails! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I get over 100 a day and over 700 the 4 days I was gone at SEMA /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif. Check out my number of deleted emails:

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