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    You know what I'm talking about. It's the one piece of spam you get EVERY SINGLE DAY, that you can't seem to get rid of.

    It shows up, every day, at the same time, and every day you think you're going to kick in your monitor because you've absolutely lost your mind from seeing it, every day, for the last 6 months.

    Mine is by a company called Fierce Wireless. When I see that name in my inbox, I feel like I'm going about to explode!

    Ok, vent over. What's you most hated spam that you never want to see again?

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    Definately Grouplotto!!! They not only SPAM me several times a day, they are very devious about it!! That and the TONS of Porn!!! But atleast I usually can tell it's porn and delete it without reading!

    Nikki

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    hehe

    commission junction advertiser status update<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon29.gif>

    I admit it could be helpfull like maybe if the damn thing told you which advertiser (that I'm signed up with) was on the looser list for today exactly. :eek: :rolleyes:

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    "Where in the world are you?"

    Fourteen this week. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    If you keep seeing the same irritating thing in your inbox, that makes me wonder if you're taking full advantage of your email program's filters. Use your filters and life will be a bit easier.

    I made a folder called "Probably Spam" and set my filters to send all sorts of emails there. Anything with porn words in the subject, anything that contains both "Nigeria" and "confidential" in the body copy, anything that comes from such and such a company, etc. etc. you get the idea. I'm paranoid about deleting a real message by accident so I don't set many things to delete automatically, but segregating suspect emails makes your inbox a lot easier to wade through. You can deal with legitimate messages first, and clean out the suspect file at your convenience.

    You can also set up folders and filters for things that you know are coming but that can be read later. Newsletters, discussion lists, etc. can all be sent to their own folders instead of sitting in your inbox.

    One useful trick is to set your filters to watch for clusters of empty spaces in the subject line (say, more than 4 or 5). It's rare for a "real" email to have multiple spaces in the subject, but it's something spammers do a lot - a bunch of spaces then some random letters at the end. I've been using this filter for months and it diverts a lot of crud to the suspect file.

    You won't ever foil the spammers completely, but good filters can get a lot of sludge out of your mailbox and make it easier to deal with legitimate messages.

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    Africa is a really bad place to be living right now, because, according to my e-mails, 4-5 cabinet members, millionaire mine owners, secretaries of state, or vice presidents are kicking off EVERY day, and amazingly enough, EVERY SINGLE widow talked to a business contact who happened to know me - ME, mind you, from 2 miles Southa nowhere, not some fancy pants New Yoiker like Haiko - and they just know I can help them move their $25 million dollars. You do the math, baby, I get 15% of every transaction, 5 times a day for the rest of my life - sure makes those eBay leads seem kinda pointless!

    I should be a billionaire by now, but for my timidness.

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    A "Me too" post for sure.

    Filters are a must, my app (Calypso) works ok. Definitely find one that has a good filter. My filter currently has over 100 rules (built over two years), and that's with periodic clean outs of unused rules - sheesh! I don't use Outlook anymore, because of it propensity for instantly displaying HTML formatted (and laced with ActiveX controls) mail.

    The filter is most useful for e-mail that I call SPAM - you know that's the e-mail that others have called "Opt-in (or Out) lists." You know, that's the list you signed up for using your "webmaster@" e-mail address -

    Wait! You say you've never used that address for anything, but have it at the bottom of every page at your site? "Well, must be a mistake of some kind, because our list is 'clean' (scrubbed just last week)." "In fact, I can show you a way to make a lot of money by using SPAM - uh, I mean direct e-mail marketing." "100,000 targeted e-mail addresses (targeted webmasters)" "We get our addresses from reputable sources."

    [Sounds like some kind of deal you make out of the trunk of one's car - 'scrubbed,'Clean,' and 'sources.']

    And if you didn't "Opt-In (or Out)," well then according to the U.S. Congress - you have to take it anyway! Hey, sounds like a good deal, where do I sign up? - "Oh, you'll send me an e-mail?"

    Fred
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    Doesn't have to be the same irritating thing in an inbox. You filter it but you still look at the headers, right? See the same style every day and you know it's the same spam, then you delete it. You still had to see it.

    I filter at my ISP's server and for a while I was paranoid about Mailwasher deleting the wrong thing, so I'd look at the headers before I told it to go ahead and delete.

    Eventually I came to trust the program (and I got tired of the same irritating headers every day) so now I just take Mailwasher's word for it and let it delete stuff at the same time it gets my real email and I never see it. I used to feel sort of obligated to report spam but more and more hosts seem to not care if their customers are spammers anymore, as long as they get their money so I gave up. Even companies have that attitude nowadays - credit card companies, ink cartridge companies, Netflix - couldn't care less about supporting spam.

    Some spam still gets through but since the program uses three blacklist servers plus anything I manually add, it isn't all that bad.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Spam that makes you want to pull your hair out <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky!

    I would think they would at least try to send these to people with dinkies. No targeting at all.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SSanf:
    For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Maybe if you bought their product you'd end up with one?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I have never heard it called that before - maybe it's an American problem!! In the UK we used to have a product called Dinky Toys (miniature cars). Looks like I will have to be careful when I say 'just going to play with my Dinky collection' [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    [For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky!]

    Have to watch that one, they're toys here too!
    I don't see most of my spam, just gets chucked out, but I did receive one today about colonic irrigation lol!

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    "Time limited grants" seems to be the flavour of the month.

    I use SpamCop as my published email addy which catches almost everything.

    For anything else I use the "catch-all" email addys on my hosting account, e.g. befree@mydomain.com so I can filter and track back any spammers more easily.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>UK we used to have a product called Dinky Toys<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    In the US we have a product called shag carpet.

    And if you ever said you were going to "smoke a ***", you'd attract special attention from law enforcement authorities and newspaper reporters. Very improper.

    And if you're "bugging" somebody here, you are only getting on their nerves. Nothing depraved.

    My favorite spam emails are the ones I get because I downloaded some software goodies to a workstation called "repro3". So now I am known as "Mr. Repro3". Mr. Repro3 must be very special. He gets offers to get in on the ground floor.

    I'm just glad that the BIG DOGS seem to have become extinct. The sheer volume of those was enough to make me toss my coffee.

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    I'll agree that the spam filters work quite well. I checked my trash can when I logged into my email this morning and found 30 spam emails that were already eliminated from my inbox. Another thing I tried recently seems to be working with some spammers:

    the-spam-can [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LOL Ssanf...and remember, it goes both ways...They tell me I need bigger breasts :eek:

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    The really annoying spams are tend to be from the folks who continually change their headers to beat the filters. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] But I don't even bother having them go to a special folder, I set mine to delete from the server and I never even see them.

    I'm with SSanf on the "dinky" enlarging and Viagra ones. The breast enlargement ones are annoying too by virtue of sheer volume, even though I could probably benefit from that product. :eek:

    Others that top the hate list:

    home mortgages/loans
    work from home
    ones selling spam list CDs (duh!)
    DVD copier (they disappeared for awhile, but are back the last few days)
    debt reduction
    and those that forge their date and time stamps. I sort email by time so I'll have my box cleaned out and then mixed up again throughout my mailbox. Along those lines the CJ status reports don't even put a time stamp, so they land at the bottom of my box with a bunch of other spam and I never see them until a couple of weeks later when I scroll down there to delete the spam that accumulates. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I know I get those all the time, how do they know?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SSanf:


    For some reason I am most annoyed by ones that want to sell me something to increase the size of my dinky. I don't even have a dinky!

    I would think they would at least try to send these to people with dinkies. No targeting at all.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    LOL - One of the remaining growth industries in the US economy.

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    Speaking of dinkys...

    Does anyone know if you can set a daily budget limit on Oversure like you can in google?

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    Just how do they increase the size of Dinky toys and Chicken Breasts?

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    Is SPAM profitable? I mean, who would respond to an unsolicited E-Mail, coming from who knows where, with personal data?

    Are there really people today that are that stupid? :eek:

    I mean, really...oh, goodie! I'm pre-approved for a loan...how nice of them to let me know...let me just give them all this personal information now and get it out of the way!

    I guess it has to have some profit, but it seems to me they would have a very small customer base, and a shrinking one, at that. Of course there are new users coming online every day, but it just seems impossible to me that anyone would be so foolish!

    Andy

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    There will always be guillbe people. And as long as there are, there will be spam and con artists.

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    I have to say the most annoying spam is about everything. Porn to requesting donations from africa, etc. The most current spam I hate is from catalogs-galore@catalogs-galore.com. They are Just pissing me off!

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