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Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails  
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Every now and then I check the spam folder on my e-mail client to see if anything important has slipped through. In doing so, I've found out that lately I've been getting loads of messages advertising weight loss products. WTF, are they trying to tell me something?!  ouch 

So, how about you? What kind of spam do you usually get?


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
So, how about you? What kind of spam do you usually get?

Porn, 419 scams.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Hmmm... I get very little SPAM; that is, very little makes it through the filters into the "suspected spam" folder of my e-mail provider and even less makes it into my actual inbox.

Most of them have been about some stock that absolutely, certainly would "soar" the next trading day... and then there's some entirely incoherent dribble which I can't make any sense of no matter how hard I try. Of course, Outlook Express is set to showing all e-mails as text only, so that might have to do something with it - but I won't find out.  Silly



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

On my Yahoo! account I get a bunch of offers to refinance my mortgage (don't have a mortgage). The first page of my bulk folder is almost all of those. And every now and then I get "stock tips" on my work email.... after nearly three years it has been remarkable devoid of spam.


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User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Hmm ...
I never got spam or e-mails advertising weight loss products or porn so far.

Should I modify my filter settings?  blush 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

I get those stupid stock/share ones, "enlarge your penis" ones, "new erotic sexy dating site" ones and myspace/bebo chain mail. the chain mail ones never change to unread i delete them that fast Big grin

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Mainly weight loss, penis growth and phishing. Though I'm now getting offers to rank my email address domain at the top of Google.


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User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 5):
I get those stupid stock/share ones, "enlarge your penis" ones, "new erotic sexy dating site" ones

And what was your experience? Did it work?
 duck 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

The usual medication spam, and in recent past a disproportionally large number of Watch offers. Not that I need those, I have my good connection to China  Wink .

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Yeah I get loads of spam emails. Apparently I need;

A new sex partner,
A bigger penis,
A new mortgage,
Six pack and muscle building drugs,
To contact sexy girls in my area on a premium rate number,
The new 36% APR credit card from xyz,
To take part in medical trials.

The list goes on, and they all go in the recycle bin!

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
Apparently I need;

A new sex partner,
A bigger penis,
A new mortgage,
Six pack and muscle building drugs,
To contact sexy girls in my area on a premium rate number,
The new 36% APR credit card from xyz,
To take part in medical trials.

Admission is the first step to recovery....



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Judging by my e-mail, I need lots of helping paying off my student loans. Perhaps one of these days I'll get an e-mail offering me a student loan so I will then have something to pay off.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
Admission is the first step to recovery....

Please do not confuse me with JGPH1A mad 



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 12):
Please do not confuse me with JGPH1A

I'd never stoop so low...  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Every day I get (on average) 35+ spam emails trying to sell or offer me:

Penis enlargement products.....don't have one, don't need them..thanks

Viagra....if I don't have a penis, what makes you think I have erectile disfunction?

Real estate from foreclosures......swampland somewhere, no doubt

Investment advice....do I LOOK like I have $$$$ to invest??

Those "I've been left $80 million in a will, but need your help to inherit"....if I don't know who the hell you are, what makes you think I'm going to give you my financial information??

Porn...ummm, no.

Breast enlargement/reduction at "bargain basement prices".....yeah, and I have STUPID tattooed into my forehead.

People offering to be my "f*ck buddy".......I'm a lot more discerning than that, thank you.

They drive me nuts. If I get 35 of these per day, and only ONE of my email addresses, that's 245 per week, 12740 per YEAR. Whoever sends these things has WAY too much time on their hands...



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 7):
And what was your experience? Did it work?

 Embarrassment It's big enough without those, thanks Big grin Ich weiß....  Confused


User currently offlineThomasCook752 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

I get alot of Viagra offers in my spam folder.

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