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I keep getting these ANNOYING emails where someone I supposedly know from Nigeria died and I was in their will and they left me money or I won the lottery in Palau or some BS like that. Have any of ya'll gotten those? All of a sudden I started getting them. I dont remember registering my main email account to anything for me to get these emails. Usually, when some website asks me for an email address (like MJM petsilk), I'd give them my secondary email addy. This totally suck! Is there nothing I can do to get rid of them?
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Feb 21 2005, 03:04 AM
I keep getting these ANNOYING emails where someone I supposedly know from Nigeria died and I was in their will and they left me money or I won the lottery in Palau or some BS like that.  Have any of ya'll gotten those?  All of a sudden I started getting them.  I dont remember registering my main email account to anything for me to get these emails.  Usually, when some website asks me for an email address (like MJM petsilk), I'd give them my secondary email addy.  This totally suck!  Is there nothing I can do to get rid of them? 
 
 
 

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Lol that's kinda funny. But anyways I know for sure if you have an AOL account you can type in key words "Nigeria, lottery" whatever and anything containing that from someone not in your address book will be sent to your spam folder.

At least that's how I got rid of 10+ emails per day about male enhancement products.
 

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At work we get TONS of spam. I think I've been averaging anywhere from 10-50 a day, depending on the day. Last week was bad. Let's just say we got on some weird non-work appropriate spam lists.
 

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Whenever you get spam DON'T open it! Just put a check by it and delete it. Spam emails randomaly generate email address. For ex. [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
And so on until they get a real email address and someone clicks on it. As soon as you open that email it sends a message back to them saying they found a real email address and they will continue to send you spam. If they keep sending you spam and you keep ignoring them, they will give up thinking it's not a real email address. In theory this works but so far my "spam account" still gets some of the same spam everyday and I don't click on them. Of course this doesn't count for the spam you get when you register your email address with someone. Then they know it's a real email address and you will continue to get these emails.
 

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Originally posted by FannyMay@Feb 21 2005, 10:07 AM
Whenever you get spam DON'T open it!  Just put a check by it and delete it.  Spam emails randomaly generate email address.  For ex. [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
And so on until they get a real email address and someone clicks on it.  As soon as you open that email it sends a message back to them saying they found a real email address and they will continue to send you spam.  If they keep sending you spam and you keep ignoring them, they will give up thinking it's not a real email address.  In theory this works but so far my "spam account" still gets some of the same spam everyday and I don't click on them.  Of course this doesn't count for the spam you get when you register your email address with someone.  Then they know it's a real email address and you will continue to get these emails.
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I open my emails through outlook express. It's pretty much already open. Don't know how to explain it.
 

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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko+Feb 21 2005, 04:15 PM-->
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@Feb 21 2005, 10:07 AM
Whenever you get spam DON'T open it!  Just put a check by it and delete it.  Spam emails randomaly generate email address.  For ex. [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
And so on until they get a real email address and someone clicks on it.  As soon as you open that email it sends a message back to them saying they found a real email address and they will continue to send you spam.  If they keep sending you spam and you keep ignoring them, they will give up thinking it's not a real email address.  In theory this works but so far my "spam account" still gets some of the same spam everyday and I don't click on them.  Of course this doesn't count for the spam you get when you register your email address with someone.  Then they know it's a real email address and you will continue to get these emails.
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I open my emails through outlook express. It's pretty much already open. Don't know how to explain it.

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Hi Buttercloud! You can change your settings so that it doesn't do this...

Go to "View"... There should be a section called "Reading Pane". When you hold the arrow on it, 3 options should appear.... select "Off". Basically now your emails won't immediately open - you have to double click them to open it. It's a pain if you have bulk emails but will save on any junk mail and viruses etc.. my work computer has the viewing pane, but my home one doesn't.
 

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Sunshine--OH! COOL! Thanks for telling me this. I will try that when I get home
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Originally posted by ButterCloudandNoriko@Feb 21 2005, 08:30 PM
Sunshine--OH!  COOL!  Thanks for telling me this.  I will try that when I get home
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Glad to be able to help!


If your version is different, let me know and I will show you another way to change it - my home one is different and the instructions I gave you are for the work one....
 

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I put my setting to 60 seconds before the email opens. That gives me plenty of time to block the sender and delete it.

Those e-mails from Nigeria are very well known. They are not even spam. They are scams. Never, ever send any money when you receive that kind of mail. You can even get them in your snail mail.
 

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as a male i find it weird that I get "increase your penis size" emails all the time, I ask my wife if she has put me on some kind of list


haha, maybe i shouldnt have said that :new_Eyecrazy: but you girls talk about, lipstick, panties and crust
 

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Originally posted by Joe@Feb 21 2005, 10:58 PM
as a male i find it weird that I get "increase your penis size" emails all the time, I ask my wife if she has put me on some kind of list 


haha, maybe i shouldnt have said that  :new_Eyecrazy: but you girls talk about, lipstick, panties and crust 

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Originally posted by Joe@Feb 21 2005, 09:58 PM
as a male i find it weird that I get "increase your penis size" emails all the time, I ask my wife if she has put me on some kind of list 


haha, maybe i shouldnt have said that  :new_Eyecrazy: but you girls talk about, lipstick, panties and crust 

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WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT CRUSTS! We talk about crustIES! HAHAHHA We haven't talked about it in a LONG LONG TIME! YOU BROUGHT IT UP! Anyway, I would find it even more weird that you're a male getting increase the boobie size emails!


MalteseJane--Yeah no kidding! They don't even have my name on there and I'm in some dude's will.

FannyMay & Sunshine-thanks again!
 

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Originally posted by Joe@Feb 21 2005, 10:58 PM
as a male i find it weird that I get "increase your penis size" emails all the time, I ask my wife if she has put me on some kind of list 


haha, maybe i shouldnt have said that  :new_Eyecrazy: but you girls talk about, lipstick, panties and crust 

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hahahah... awwwww!


We dont get too much spam here... our system is soooooo tight! Thats the government for ya!
 

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Originally posted by Joe@Feb 21 2005, 09:58 PM
as a male i find it weird that I get "increase your penis size" emails all the time, I ask my wife if she has put me on some kind of list 


haha, maybe i shouldnt have said that  :new_Eyecrazy: but you girls talk about, lipstick, panties and crust 

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Had to share what MY Joe has to say about these "guy type" emails....
"If I took everyone of them up on their offers, I would have "one" the size of a telephone pole"!!
 

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OH MY GOSH! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Feb 23 2005, 03:30 PM
I've been getting a lot of spam about MILFs.  I think I've gotten at least 20 since Monday.
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Is your MILF mean the same as the MILF they use around here? :eek: If so, I can't believe you are getting emails about it!
B/C is right! You must REALLY be a hotty!!!!
 

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yes it means the same here. They aren't to me! They are just spam crap like the other stuff people were getting. Example of one: "Re Hrony MILF Cheats on Husband"

Oh, and this is my WORK email address. We get crap like this all the time. We can't use spam filters because it blocks some of our clients email or something like that.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Feb 23 2005, 03:58 PM
yes it means the same here.  They aren't to me!  They are just spam crap like the other stuff people were getting.  Example of one: "Re Hrony MILF Cheats on Husband"

Oh, and this is my WORK email address.  We get crap like this all the time.  We can't use spam filters because it blocks some of our clients email or something like that.
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That would be SO embarrassing...I am glad our filters at work kick those kind of things out...


Ps-I didn't think they were intentionally to you!!! LOL
 

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We get some really weird ones. For a while my boss was getting a lot of viagra & penis enlarger spam. Lately they seem to be getting weirder.
 
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