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Post 1 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 09:32
gerard143
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Never sign up for anything on simply reliables site with your email. Despite unsubscribing 45x to their emails they just keep coming and coming and coming daily. Talk about irritating. Guess I'll have to block them. Been trying for 2 months to get off that list.
Post 2 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 10:01
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If you use Gmail, Place them in the spam list.
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
OP | Post 3 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 10:53
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I do. Thanks for the tip.
Post 4 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 11:17
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Unless you know that the sponsor is a responsible entity, don't click on anything in a spam. Any reply verifies that a live body is on the other end of the connection. Even opening the email could verify "life" because there will be a web beacon in the email body. I use a text based email client that will not view any remote content -- effectively neutering the beacons. If there is any sign of "life", your email is worth some money to those who sell "verified" lists of email addresses.

Lately, I've been using a filter that recognizes key words, such as "Viagra," "Oprah," and "DR OZ". In addition to routing them to a spam folder, the filter replies to the sender as a "505". It is very clear to the sender that the receiving mail server has not delivered the message and there is no point targeting this address in the future. This is not a perfect scheme, (if no one responds to the "505"), but I have noticed that my level of spam seems to be capped, rather than expanding. From time to time I must add to the keyword list. For example, "Trump" has recently become an item.

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I think that there should be some explicit charges associated with sending email. Currently, the cost is so close to "free" that it is a no brainer -- send millions, maybe a few will stick. These charges could be very low, perhaps a fraction of a cent each, but since this would show up on a spreadsheet somewhere, it will make the senders be more selective.

Some of the spam is an attempt to inject Trojans that can then be strapped into networks of spam bots that are even closer to "free". Spam bot networks are rented by the hour. Since the bot networks contain tens and hundreds of thousand active members, this is a very low cost way to reach tens and hundreds of million "customers". Again, if there was a charge per email, these Trojans would show up on a spreadsheet somewhere and someone would become interested in shutting down the Trojan.

These charges would also leave tracks that could be used as a tool for tracking criminal and state sponsored gangs.
Post 5 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 12:20
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On December 31, 2016 at 10:01, GotGame said...
If you use Gmail, Place them in the spam list.

How?
Post 6 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 12:36
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On December 31, 2016 at 12:20, Mario said...
How?

Drop down at the Folder icon and move the email to Spam folder.
I agree, it's not entirely intuitive.
Post 7 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 12:37
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Comcast is pretty bad too. I had two accounts, set up both to send the bils to one email address. Unfortunately their advertisements come too, twice that is. And there's no way to unsubscribe in the email.

You have to call and spend 15 to 20 minutes just to have your email address removed from their computer. I did this. I still receive the bills though, ungreatfull thankfully. But no more advertising.

KOT
OP | Post 8 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 20:10
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u know who drives me insane too with regular mail. time warner cable. I have dish and signed up for time warner internet only as they are the only high speed provider i can go with. Anyways they have been bombarding me with mail constantly about upgrading to a package for a year now. I am ready to lose my mind on them.


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