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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2011 10:35 pm
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The Big Kahuna

Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Philly
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The spam is endless.

Credit card offers, job sites I have never visited, male enhancement pills, shoe stores (really? shoe stores?)porn, anti-virus program offers, concert sites, dental plans ....and on and on. No , no and no. I'm talking about stuff I don't visit or dabble in and it just showing up. Click unsubscribe but that just means there is someone out there and the same type of spam resurfaces under another name. I get that if you give your email address to a porn site that you will start to see the spam. This is someone selling email addresses.

So WHO (what sites) sell your email addresses?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2011 11:00 pm
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Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Indiana USA
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basically any online retailer sells them.  The worst is because they claim they don't but I made a new gmail account and used it once there and the next day I had 20 spam messages and that was the only time that email addy had been used

I contain spam to certain email addy's and they are just for that, the rest stay spam free since they never get used except amongst friends and family

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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2011 01:13 am
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Hammer to Fall

Joined: Wed Nov 7th, 2007
Location: Near An Enigma
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The filter on my main email must be pretty good. The only spam I get is from BustedTees, but I did order from there once.

I have an alternate Yahoo address. If I have to sign up for something that I don't think I'll ever need my address for again, I use the Yahoo account. A fair amount of spam goes through that, but I don't care.

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