Why do people save your email addy then spam you with their just cause

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Is it just lucky me or are they doing it to everybody? You know the emails with a bunch of people it the "to" line. Maybe I don't want to save the whales today or check out this govenment bill that maybe passed. I keep up on current events and know what is going on and thank you very much but I don't need, nor want you to remind me. Just because you emailed me last year or made a purchase and saved my email addy doesn't give you the OK to spam me. Besides I have much more important emails to read... my rich uncle in Africa just left me a ba-zillion dollars and I'm trying to figure out how to get it......... get it. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm still waiting for my huge payout from the Irish Lottery - I mean, how long can it take to send me that freakin' check???
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Give me your email addy and I can have 50 or more people spam you and tell you why you shouldn't play, 50 more to ask for a cut, and 50 more..... lol

    Steve
     
  4. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just sweep and block as they come in now on my hotmail so easy and its cut my emails in half
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Give me your email addy and I can have 50 or more people spam you and tell you why you shouldn't play, 50 more to ask for a cut, and 50 more..... lol

    Steve

    How many do I have to forward it to, so I don't have 12 years of bad luck? [​IMG]
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Most of the spam emails go into my junk mail.

    However a FEW would say nothing on the Re: line and I would delete them and they were upset at me for not accepting them for the club's membership. Well duh! If one would stop and think to put something like "membership or Welsummers" on the line, I would be certain to open it and grant the memberships.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Give me your email addy and I can have 50 or more people spam you and tell you why you shouldn't play, 50 more to ask for a cut, and 50 more..... lol

    Steve

    How many do I have to forward it to, so I don't have 12 years of bad luck? [​IMG]

    You have to forward it 510 times, that's all my new spam is S510

    Steve
     
  8. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of these message contain phishing links or links to nasty websites. There's a Canadian in a town near me who managed to get into some email accounts by guessing or stealing passwords and use them as his own to spam. He was also discovered to own a website that allowed spam links to porn and gambling sites, both of which are illegal here.

    There seems to be no end to the nastiness of some folk today who are willing to prey on normal people who just want to keep in touch with others over the internet. I label them as sociopaths who get some pleasure from disrupting the lives of others.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    my gmail got hacked once, and spammed everyone on my contact list without my concent
    it wasn't my fault exactly, I have no idea how the security breech happened [​IMG] I run regular spam/virus scans and rarely find anything at all on my computer.
    Gmail did catch on that spam was happening, and froze my account until I came online and confirmed my ID and made a new password

    I've since then made a 20+ character password that should be rather difficult to crack, and several of them for all of my frequently used accounts. I also do NOT save these fancy new passwords in my browser anymore.

    Forums like BYC still have "cheap" passwords though, and saved in Firefox, so if something is up let me know LOL
     

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