carmenlu15
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Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:54 am

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?
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
AC773
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:01 am

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

Porn, 419 scams.
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aloges
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:02 am

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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desertjets
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:04 am

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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strasserb
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:14 am

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

Should I modify my filter settings?  blush 
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ajd1992
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:15 am

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
 
mhodgson
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:17 am

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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strasserb
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:21 am

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?
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DAL767400ER
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:26 am

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 .
 
PlymSpotter
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:33 am

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
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Banco
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:36 am

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.
 
MDorBust
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:51 am

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.
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PlymSpotter
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:58 am

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

Please do not confuse me with JGPH1A mad 
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Banco
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:01 am

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

I'd never stoop so low...  Wink
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kmh1956
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:05 am

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
 
ajd1992
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:26 am

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
 
ThomasCook752
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RE: Thursday Rant: Spam E-mails

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:37 am

I get alot of Viagra offers in my spam folder.

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