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  1. Aug 18, 2010 #1
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    Ivan Seeking

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    The email opt out link is no good.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 #3
    So what are the odds of this actually working?
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 #4

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    I'm sure it won't be perfect, but the do-not-call list worked pretty well for me.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 #5

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    https://www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/home.action;jsessionid=71E44EFDB24C4D51F0E7968CCEB55CC5.tomcat2# [Broken]
     
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  7. Aug 18, 2010 #6

    Evo

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    I did the "opt out" on telemarketing, and have not yet gotten one call. I don't get any e-mail spam, perhaps because I don't go to questionable websites.

    I get some junk mail, but most of it is coupons for free stuff and discounts that I actually use and I love getting them. So I guess it's not junk.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    I think this is driven more by online purchases. How would someone get your email just by visiting a site?
     
  9. Aug 18, 2010 #8

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    There are a lot of websites that have asked for my e-mail address. I input a bogus address. If people are getting e-mail spam, they must have input their real address, how else would they be getting spam and I don't? Especially considering I've been on the internet since 1994 with the same e-mail address?
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 #9

    diazona

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    Yeah, as far as I know, the main sources by which spammers get your email address are (1) you include it as text on a public website (2) you enter it on a form on a shady site which then turns around and sells it. Entering a bogus address pretty effectively blocks #2 :wink:
     
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