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Spam – Is there Anything

  • Posted April 20, 2006
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Spam – love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. We all receive it,
some more than others. One way to keep from being too annoyed is
to get a free web based email account. There are many free ones
available on the Internet. I try to keep one personal email
address that is private, but sometimes I start receiving spam at
that one, too!

Of course, for legitimate business email correspondence I use my
website associated email address. And yes, I receive spam at
that address daily!

So what can you do? Well, you can turn on your email filters.
Most email programs have filters you can set up. But unless I’m
completely overwhelmed with spam, I don’t like to use filters.
There’s just too much chance of something important getting sent
to a junk folder.

I’ve come to the conclusion that since I’m going to receive it,
I might as well enjoy it. Yep, that’s right – enjoy it! Hey,
it’s free entertainment. Have you ever read some of that junk?
“Receive $20,000 in 7 days!” I really did receive an email with
that subject line 2 days ago. If these people were really making
that kind of money, wouldn’t we all be doing it?

Or how about the ones that say, “Thank you Dennis for requesting
information on our…” Whatever it is they’re selling, they want
you to believe you requested that information. Now, I sign up
for ezines all the time, but not about some of the subjects they
come up with!

Or the subject lines that say, “About your account” or “Order
Confirmation”. Do they think that after trying to trick me with
the subject line, I would then turn around and buy from them?
Come on!

So, I’ve decided that since I’m going to receive spam, I might
as well get a laugh out of it. We all receive it, and I guess we
always will.

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