Dealing with Unsolicited Mail
Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:43 PM
Up till now, I have clicked on the unsubscribe button and left it at that. Today I decided to play them at their own game. On a reply, I copied the original mail and photos about 20 times - so it became a very large file! I then sent it, and re-sent it - all about 100 times. If they want to flood my box with unwanted ads, then I'm going to fill their personal mailboxes to overflowing - every day!!
Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:35 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:32 PM
I sometimes wonder about these 'unsubscribe' boxes, since they usually only have an anonymous unsubcribe email address. So I never know if occasionally some hacker might receive them!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:46 AM
I never answer to spamers and never click "unsubscribe" link or button: it is used mostly to confirm e-mail by spamers...
To avoid spam I use "black list" in Outlook or at Google's Gmail...
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:30 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:48 PM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:00 AM
Thanks Moses. Is there something like "black list" in Yahoo mail or Safari?
FH, I took it for granted you were using Apple's own mail program since you have a mac. You can mark mail as "junk." Is that not what you have been doing?
Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:57 AM
Yes, I do use their Apple junk programme. But I find it is far from foolproof. Some junk does get through. Worse, though, some mails which are not junk are automatically directed to the junk box. So I have to check the titles of most of the junk before I trash it.
I do same-same, but I also check the server. Go to:
You can get the opposite problem too. I get legitimate things in the junk mail folder there that never make it to the junk mail folder on my computer. Nothing is foolproof. You just have to check or risk losing something important.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:11 AM
My other tactic is to have 4 e-mail addresses and only give the "lowest" ranked on out to sites where I'm forced to put in an e-mail address, but don't ever want to hear from them.
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