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Spammie, Spammie, Spammie

weather: partially sunny
outside: 12°C
mood: um, whatever
music: Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto In D (Itzhak Perlman)
Well, today, I've been "Right X" (subject: "You are Right X"), approved for several mortgages, asked several times if I were tired of being in debt, offered an exclusive herbal alternative to viagra, told that I can grow my penis naturally, received nine million offers to become an "intele_ctualist" [sic], and lifetime membership for free pr0n.

Wow, spammers are slowing down. I don't get toner cartridges today, no Prince of some obscure country wants me to be his business partner (I kinda miss those Princes of fake obscure countries in the Balkans) and I haven't been accused of lying on Undernet yet.


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bdspitapit31
Mar. 26th, 2003 12:48 am (UTC)
Funny, I had been real careful for a while about clicking on the "unsubscribes" (don't you love the ones where this leads you to a non-functional link??), and my spam had gotten less, but now it's picking up again. I also get a lot of toner cartridges and princes from foriegn countries.
pne
Mar. 26th, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)
Click here to unsubscribe
Commonly accepted wisdom these days are that "unsubscribe" links (when they work) are, more often than not, a confirmation that "this email address works", and will cause you to receive more spam. (If the company is "ethikul", they'll maybe stop spamming themselves but sell your address, at a premium since it's "confirmed live", to other spammers. The net result to you is the same.)

Never click on "unsubscribe" on random spam.
bride
Mar. 26th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)
Re: Click here to unsubscribe
Exactly. Remember that guy who said he had a collection of "opt out" links from a whole bunch of ad servers? I was so peeved when I told people not to do those and they said, "but it worked..."

Yeah, now they have your IP. =\
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