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Is my email Being sold?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by JohnD, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Member

    I have been geting allot of Junk mail for list mailing things. One even wanted me to get my, well.. you know what enlarged.
     
  2. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    There's too much junk e-mail

    That's an increasing problem in Missouri/KS, too. In MO a "No Call" law has been in effect for unsolicited phone calls for about two years and it's caused my junk phone calls to almost completely stop. We were getting several junk calls daily.

    Now we need to find a legal way to stop junk or unsolicited e-mail from landing on our computers. There are spam filters and other ways to eliminate certain kinds of unwanted mail but too often this eliminates forwarded messages from friends, too.

    I suspect cookie preferences have something to do with some of the junk mail and other mail is blind mailed according to demographic statistics.

    Oxford

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  3. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    I get some off the wall e-mails...even found some program "Bonzi Buddy" has placed its self on my hard drive. At work we get "junk" faxes .... several big companies specialize in sending out sales flyers..letter via fax to people..like junk mail but it come by fax...a few companies sued them but lost to make them stop.
     
  4. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Fax it back to them

    On the perimeter of the fax received will be the senders fax number. Before I retired, I used to return the unwanted faxes back to the original senders with a nasty note.

    Don't know if it helped but at least I felt better and it used up a little of their computer time and gave them a little static.

    Oxford:

    :nod:
     
  5. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I got the ultimate revenge on the junk mailers...

    When asked to fill out the E-mails of crushes on someonelikesyou.com, I put in the junk e-mail sender addresses.

    Sure, only young goofy guys like me would even waste their time on that, but hey, I got the last laugh.
     
  6. SPOCAHP ANAR

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    No junk calls here

    I go t an unlisted number and reduced my unwanted calls by 99.9%. Occasionally we will get someone who is using a block calling method and I give them a reason to wish that I was a pastor.
     
  7. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    Every now and then I get fax revenge on unsoliceted faxes....Use Word to print in landscape.. STOP FAXING ME in a font size of 60+ take the 4 pages and tape them togeher in a circle (Once loaded in the fax first) and send it to the junk mail sender....let it run about 30 min....sends them about 120+ pages....once got tied up and forgot about it for a few hours and send recipt message said that over 1000 pages were sent/recived. As for junk mail I had office depot make me a Decessed..return to sender rubber stamp...gets me off a lot of list.. Telephone people dont call much..Im such a jerk when they do Im sure Im off their list.
     
  8. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    P.C. WORLD SAYS IF YOU GET OFF THE WALL E-MAILS-PORNO,ETC DO NOT CLICK THE UNSUBSCRIBE PART. JUST IGNORE IT AND DELETE. SOMETIMES THEIR COMPUTER SPITS OUT RANDOM E-MAILS USING EVERY LETTER OF THE ALPHABET IN EVERY WAY IT CAN. IF YOU UNSUBSCRIBE THEY WILL NOT SEND YOU ANYTHING AGAIN BUT THEY KNOW IT IS AN ACTIVE E-MAIL AND WILL SELL IT!
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    No email, no names, no phone number, no fax numbers, no IP address, no nothing has been sold! The only people that can even think about getting to them is Jesse and myself. And if we did that, it is against our Privacy Policy.


    But porno sites, free email providers certainly do sell your email address.
     
  10. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I hope you didn't think I meant you guys Chris , when I said their computer I meant the offending e-mailers. I know you guys would never do that!
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    For sure, I just wanted to ease everyones worries, if they think that we did.
     
  12. JohnD

    JohnD Member

    Ok. Thanks for the responce. If you get allot of people calling you and trying to sell you stuff just mess with there minds. Look on the internet for ideas, it can be quite funny.
     
  13. 1. Tella marketers: let them talk, it is wasting thier time and keeping them from calling someone eles, it also cost them more $ per call, then when they are done and want your info tell them" I'm sorry this isn't a good time for me. why don't you give me your home phone number and I'll call you back when its good for me." they usualy hang up then.

    2. Faxes: I send them back to them in the largest font my fax will allow (38) it takes about 20 min. on thier end to finish it. only one was ever repeated and that wasn't a third time. No nasty note needed.

    EMAILS: IF SOMEBODY KNOWS HOW TO GET RID OF THEM TELL ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EVERY TIME I CLICK THE UNSUBCRIBE LINKS ON THESE THINGS I GET TWENTY MORE. MY BLOCK LIST (500) IS ALREADY FULL.
     
  14. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    As i put in the previous post,never hit the unsubscribe! That just lets them know thats an active e-mail address and they will sell it. Just block them for awhile and ignore them,they will go away in time.
     
  15. I have no idea about the email. But I do know that unsolicited (SP?) faxes are illegal. The courts have ruled that companies whom send you an unsolicited fax can be fined up to $500.00 per fax. If you get a unsolicited fax you can make some money, enough to get a new toy.

    http://troubleshooter.com/data/columns/junkfaxes.htm

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    Last edited: Jun 3, 2002
  16. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    The WORST thing you can do is reply to unsolicited email. You are only confirming it is a good address. In many states, spammers do not even have to honor an unsubscribe request and just pass your address to someone else. At my work addy, I often get spam from casinos and "psychics". I do not know how they got the email address.
     
  17. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Quit looking at those naughty sites at work and maybe ya won't get those e-mails! lol...:kinky: :p
     
  18. someone mentioned "bonzi buddy" being downloaded. This what was put on my computer as well. I couldn't get rid of it myself, and had to take my computer to the shop. Cost $160.00 to get it cleaned and re-programmed. Someone should be responsible fro these costs.