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Junk Landslide

View Poll Results: Junk Mail in a 24 hour period
0-5 21 51.22%
6-10 10 24.39%
11-20 3 7.32%
21-40 2 4.88%
How Many !!!! 5 12.20%
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:09 AM
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Junk Landslide

Its becoming a battle to fight my way through junk mail in order to find the stuff I want to read i.e. orders, payment confirmations and sycophantic fan mail etc. I was wondering how much junk mail site users have to cope with in an average 24 hour period. Lets put aside online services such as Hotmail and count the junk mail arriving on your personal/business ISP. I have various filters but like the kamikaze pilot some still manage to get through !
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:30 AM
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I think that's the price we pay for the priveledge of using the www. If we could just find a way to charge the senders of these things 5 cents for each piece of unwanted mail, we might never have to worry about where our next meal is coming from.

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Old 04-21-2002, 04:53 AM
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I'm well aware of the junk email epidemic. What I don't know is why I don't get much junk (not that I'm ungrateful). I get less than one a day. Maybe as few as a couple per week.

My only guess is that since I'm so involved in production that I take it as second-nature to keep my address off suspect sites, and never (ever) leave the "send me more information" box checked.
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Old 04-21-2002, 08:30 AM
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Doug, I think you have a big part of the answer! My newest email address has brought only 1-2 junk ads in about 4 months. My old address and my Yahoo address get many daily -- because I would use them in places that spammers lurk or send their little bots to pick up.
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Old 04-21-2002, 08:36 AM
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Most of the stuff I get is related to clearance type sales of used Scientific equipment like Electron Microscopes, gene sequencers, and such...mildly interesting, but as my better half refuses to let me have a 2000 lb. scanning electron microscope in the living room, it just gets dumped..you might try going to the Lavasoft web site and downloading Adaware, a spyware removal program...there's a thread buried somewhere around here with details on it. Tom
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Old 04-21-2002, 08:46 AM
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It's an advertising resource and a huge one at that. I think it's going to be harder to control than all those telemarketers you have calling everyday.

So far since our new server took over our old one and we got a new e-mail address, I get very few and I don't count the ones coming on the tail ends of my old address which will run out soon.

I've gotten cautious also with websites I go to and usually don't check that send me info box except for this site, Adobe, NNAP and sites where I actually want updates from, which is extremely selective. I've been lucky so far. We don't have a spam guard going because I know they will cancel out some stuff I do want to get. I'd rather delete stuff myself than have some indescriminate program do it for me.

I expect this situation will get alot worse before it get's better especially if they try putting controls on telemarketers. There's big money to be made here so don't expect it to stop anytime soon.
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Old 04-21-2002, 11:53 AM
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Oh, c'mon Tom, you know you want it. Go for the 2000 lb. scanning microscope. When you're not using it, add a few cushions and it could double as a couch.
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Old 04-21-2002, 12:46 PM
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Hi Chris

You raise an interesting question. While on aol I was bombed with spam 8 to 15 per day. I have been on a cable modem set-up for 3 weeks. I have not got one spam.. Retouchpro emails and others that I expect are arriving OK.. I am currently running a evaluation copy of the Blackice firewall. One of the settings that I use on the firewall is "block most unsolicited inbound traffic". I wonder if this limits spam..

Anyone know???

Jerry
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Old 04-21-2002, 01:42 PM
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I run the ad-aware prog Tom and it seems to flush Mr Doubleclick and his cronies. My personal e-mail address is approx 6 years old so its fairly well used. I'd recommend the Tiny software personal firewall which is free for holding some of the rubbish at bay.

http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tin...A0&pg=download


and this for checking your online PC protection.............


https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:12 PM
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I've been getting regular junk mail from porno sites, I have no idea how they got my email address. They are certainly not the type of sites ai visit. I've tried they "take me off your lists" option but I have a feeling that only puts me on more lists, so I'm resigned to deleting them daily.
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