Spam in the Can

AuthorTopic: Spam in the Can
Shock Trooper
Member # 2123
Profile #0
I hate spam in all forms.

Now, when I think I have gotten myself safely sheltered from the evil spamers, I find that I have in fact opened myself up to be attacked on a front I never knew existed. How is this you may ask? Well I'll tell you how. I now get an endless stream of IM's telling me to go to this site or to go look at that or to come see this new web cam or some other very annoying message.

I just can't win! What can I do about it! Become a spamer myself and spam the spamers? It sounds tempting, but for the fact that I spend my time deleting spam, I would be overwelmed by the time I sent one spamy email out.

My only solition it to shoot out my computer screen with my trusty shotgun. (Where I come from we all get a shotgun when we are born. It's just part of the NBBP "new-born-baby-package".) I would hope that I don't have to resort to this drastic measure (I kinda hope I do) and can get some advice from the cool headed people here on the boards as to what to do for the pickle I'm in.

-7,450

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With his last breath he took in more power then any Guardian could hold, then with a scream of pain and furry he unleashed it all to form a barrier betwen the Mantia and the Darkness.
Posts: 228 | Registered: Monday, October 21 2002 07:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #1
Why not participate in bulk-emailing? It makes you all sorts of money, and you can do it from the privacy of your own home! For more details, check here!

sxuflstotghk53606rj

[ Monday, April 26, 2004 04:30: Message edited by: Custerbly Numb ]

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AnamaFreak (3:59:56 AM): Shounen-ai to the MAX
Misogynism is the wave of the future,
but it sure pisses the womenfolk off.

Shocking, isn't it?
Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 3608
Profile Homepage #2
Oops, typo, Board not found.

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- The Great Mister

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Posts: 972 | Registered: Tuesday, October 28 2003 08:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #3
*jedi hand wave* The link has always been in working order, TGM you fool... IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

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AnamaFreak (3:59:56 AM): Shounen-ai to the MAX
Misogynism is the wave of the future,
but it sure pisses the womenfolk off.

Shocking, isn't it?
Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #4
If instant messages are your problem, just set your IM program of choice to block all messages from unknown senders. If that's too radically isolationist for you, see if there's a setting that lets you check the sender before receiving the IM. It's usually not too hard to pick up which ones are from legitimate people and which are mindless bots spewing garbage links.

?Alorael, who has found another solution as well: avoid instant messaging like the plague. In fact, if you cut the power cables and phone lines connected to your house, you will be entirely free of all forms of harassment! Well, except for stalkers, but who stalks in person nowadays?
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #5
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[ Monday, April 26, 2004 12:21: Message edited by: Hypocritical Slith ]

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"You know a book is good, when it makes you feel like crying or reaching into its fictional realm and strangling one of the characters."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #6
quote:
Originally written by Custerbly Numb:

Why not participate in bulk-emailing? It makes you all sorts of money, and you can do it from the privacy of your own home! For more details, check here!

sxuflstotghk53606rj

fixing email:

Why n0t p4r7-icip-a-te in bu1k-ema111ng? It makes you all sorts-of-mo|\|ey, and you can do it from the pr1v4cy of your _-own-home! For more details, check here!

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(there we go)

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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #7
NO! NOT L337!!!

And spam sucks major. Who really wants, or needs, that much viagra??

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Please visit Random Stupidity to see the amazing Spamness, or the wonderful-seven-posts-in-a-row-topic. And have fun!

Bod rules!!

Thus endeth this post.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #8
Hey, the next time you really, really need to be turgid for four days on end, don't come crying to me.

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AnamaFreak (3:59:56 AM): Shounen-ai to the MAX
Misogynism is the wave of the future,
but it sure pisses the womenfolk off.

Shocking, isn't it?
Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 720
Profile #9
In my email, Yahoo is pretty good at deciphering what is spam and what is not and what is spam is redirected into the bulk box. But recently, I have been getting about 40 spams in my junk box a day! I'm not sure what this new trend is about, but it's kind of unnerving.

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-Daravon
Posts: 104 | Registered: Friday, March 8 2002 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #10
quote:
Originally written by Custerbly Numb:

Hey, the next time you really, really need to be turgid for four days on end, don't come crying to me.
I shall try not to. Although... they could be useful...

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Please visit Random Stupidity to see the amazing Spamness, or the wonderful-seven-posts-in-a-row-topic. And have fun!

Bod rules!!

Thus endeth this post.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1152
Profile Homepage #11
quote:
Originally written by Daravon:

In my email, Yahoo is pretty good at deciphering what is spam and what is not and what is spam is redirected into the bulk box. But recently, I have been getting about 40 spams in my junk box a day! I'm not sure what this new trend is about, but it's kind of unnerving.
Try chaning your email adress usign Yahoo from a difent country, like UK. I find it gets rid of most of the spam, and sometimes you get more mailbox space. I only get spam from componies i know have my e-mail adress. Like Lycos, and i just ignore them.

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-Sylak, the inadvertant killer of threads
Posts: 319 | Registered: Tuesday, May 14 2002 07:00
Agent
Member # 2820
Profile #12
People should really try not to give out their E-mail addresses whenever possible. I have 2 E-mail accounts; one for personal and business (therefore important) mail, and another that will be more public. My more important one hasn't got any spam for at least a year.

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Posts: 1415 | Registered: Thursday, March 27 2003 08:00
This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 3098
Profile #13
Checking for spyware can also be an aid to reducing the amount of spam you get.

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Posts: 961 | Registered: Thursday, June 12 2003 07:00