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I'm scared!

  1. Mar 13, 2006 #1

    Mk

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    Never, have I ever gotten ANY spam. I just got three phishing emails in the last two days. I hope this isn't the start of a trend. How the hell did my email address get out? I think the emails were sent through a brute force kind of messaging system. I never ever give out my personal email to anyone (or any company) that I wouldn't expect and email from.

    :surprised :frown: :grumpy: :cry: :yuck:

    Well, I marked all both of them that weren't marked, as phishing attacks. So people won't fall for them. :smile: :redface:
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2006 #2

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    Use spamgourmet or zoemail. Problem solved.

    - Warren
     
  4. Mar 14, 2006 #3

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    To redirect spam from my account to another? I don't think so! AHHHH I'm pulling out my hair!! I just got another one of those BEEP emails, from ebay, and it was dumb too, the html didn't even render.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2006 #4

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    If you'd actually look into what spamgourmet and zoemail DO, you'd understand that they are effectively the only real zero-spam services in existence.

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  6. Mar 14, 2006 #5

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    I did, last month or so, and I remember that it generates an email address for your spam to go to.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2006 #6

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    No, it doesn't. These service generate disposable email addresses. When your business with some entity is done, you can simply turn off the address, and they can no longer send you anything.

    If/when some spammer gets ahold of a disposable address, you just disable it and get on with your life.

    - Warren
     
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