Do not SPAM list!!!

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ...ok, so I was looking over a little pamphlet thingy that I found about "Identity theft, protecting and preventing", and it had a little blurb about marketing and promotional lists. One thing it lists is a website to help reduce unsolicited emails...it's kinda like the 'do not call' list. I only just registered, so I'm not sure yet how effective it is, but it's worth a shot!

    Here's the website:

    http://www.dmaconsumers.org/offemaillist.html
     
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    Oldfireguy TPF Noob!

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    I don't think most spammers will honor this. I guess it's worth a try. Thanks for posting it.
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    That's why it says "help reduce' not 'eliminate'. This should at least help get off some lists that, though still annoying, are legit.
     
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    There's a similar thing for the telephone in the UK and it really works pretty well: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/

    Unfortunately, as I understand it, the majority of spam comes from only a few people who chuck out loads of it. Bloody viagra and rolexes huh?

    Rob
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Actually some spammers set up sites like this and then you put your email in you are giving them an email to spam because they know for sure that someone is at that address.

    A lot of the major spammers wouldn't care about stuff like this either. They're in it for the money.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    This isn't from a spammer. It is from an identity theft pamphlet my bank gave me.
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, I just wanted people to know that there are some of these things that aren't for real.
     
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    well.
    thnx for the info and for the site..

    i will check it out!
     
  9. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Just recieved a pm from someone saying that since signing up, they've been recieving about 90% less spam.

    I'm still getting spam, but not AS much.

    I think it depends on what kind of spam lists you are on in the first place. Definitely worth a shot!
     
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    Rob TPF Noob!

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    I've tried it - I get about 120 per day, so I'll let you know!! :)

    Rob
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    120!!!! Faaaar out! what sort of websites do you visit rob?! hehehehe.
     
  12. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Yeah...I get MORE than 120. :roll: But the reason I do is because of entering online sweepstakes...I rarely do it now, but did for a while when a friend got me into the hobby....and at the time, I had only just gotten my gmail account, and since I knew I'd get spam, I used it. Well...I ended up really LIKING my gmail, so I use it for everything now! :lol:
     

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