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OfflineJiminiCricket
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Junk email and spam
    #1083425 - 11/25/02 02:48 AM (14 years, 14 days ago)

I use yahoo mail. I get spam and unwanted solicitations and porn nearly every day. I have not requested any of this crap. Often will click on the remove email address feature at the bottom of the email only to get a message that the page is not valid or some other such rubbish. Is there really any way to rid of this trash other than blocking the offenders one by one or making a new email?


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Re: Junk email and spam [Re: JiminiCricket]
    #1083521 - 11/25/02 03:36 AM (14 years, 14 days ago)

Yahoo is terrible for getting spammed.

The only thing that is going to get rid of spam is our governments making it illegal, and prosecuting businesses that advertise in this way.

The EU just made spam illegal, i believe, but they can't do much if all the other countries like USA don't join in. Write to your local politicians, complain and demand that they start to do something about it. That's the only way it'll stop.

In the mean time, I would suggest getting a new email address somewhere other than yahoo, and don't use it on the web anywhere. Keep your yahoo account for filling in forms on the net, that way you'll know it's going to get spammed and won't mind so much.

And at the top of each yahoo email there is a little button saying "THIS IS SPAM", click on it and report it so that yahoo will add it to their filters.


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Re: Junk email and spam [Re: JiminiCricket]
    #1084073 - 11/25/02 12:39 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

never, EVER respond to SPAM emails...even if they are to "unsubscribe". It is a scam 99% of the time, and you won't gett taken off any list...in fact you'll probably get put on few more than before....let me explain...These companies send out "millions" of emails to random email addresses...much of the time they aren't even valid email addresses, so as soon as you respond, they know that there is indeed a person attached to that email address. Make sense?


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Re: Junk email and spam [Re: Rono]
    #1084078 - 11/25/02 12:43 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

Yes and don't use Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.... They are the biggest targets...



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Re: Junk email and spam [Re: JiminiCricket]
    #1085281 - 11/25/02 08:45 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

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The only thing that is going to get rid of spam is our governments making it illegal, and prosecuting businesses that advertise in this way.
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Well, there are technological solutions to spam. The good ones just haven't been implemented yet.


Anyhow, if you ever create an email address at yahoo.com or hotmail.com, include a '_' in your username and you'll get much less spam. I've had a hotmail account for a year now that still doesn't get spam, because there is a '_' in the name. Not that I advocate hotmail...


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