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It was bound to happen...spam rage

Seabishop

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I used to think those were bad until I started getting tons of disturbing e-mails about "girls on the farm." Now they should be threatened.

I can barely leave my cell phone on anymore because I get lots of pre-recorded telemarketer calls. I'll also get lots of mysterious calls for a "Raphael." Hopefully I don't have some druglord's cell phone number.
 

Dan

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I never publish a personal e-mail address in a location where the spambots can grep it. For Web sites requiring an e-mail address for registration, I create a new address specifically for e-mail from that site. I tell friends to NEVER send me Internet post cards, "forward this page to a friend" type links, or enter my e-mail address into a Web form unless it's Web-based e-mail that they use.

Even without filters, my spam count is almost zero.
 

Gedunker

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My work email address is on my business card -- anybody gets honked off with me -- which never happens, me being a public official and all ;-) -- and they can just load me up with spam. Our ISP has a pretty good blocker, but they are always emailing me to check what they've quarantined as "suspicious mail". I usually just hit "delete all" and go on about my business.

I get zero spam at my home email address.
 

donk

Cyburbian
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I get almost zero on my home account.

My work one I get a bit. The main reason was a bad date last year, I met someone at a work function, gave her my card, she ended up being a pyscho and subscribed me to tons of things.
 
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I'm the spam queen. It comes at me from all directions. I think I only have one email addy that is presently spam free (knock-on wood, of course).
 

SkeLeton

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My home account gets like 1 spam mail a day or so, sometimes less. And incredibly, my hotmail account recieves none! (i've had others that recieved like 10 a day)
 

BKM

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At work, I was beginning to get "inappropriate" spam at work (I can blame only myself) so our IT Department changed the address for me.
 
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