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How many spam e-mails do you get per day?

For me, it was never such a big problem, but then it just exploded in early 2003, and I now get dozens each day.

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Normally not that many, but yesterday I got well over 100 . They were nearly all from people infected with the Worm/Sobig.F virus.

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I never had much trouble, but recently I get plenty of emails with misspelled words. Like this one from my good pal "Sneh Jirik" : "tzn fit into yourr oold cclloothes iq"

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I have 4 email addresses, and only one gets any kind of spam, and even then it only gets around five a week (never opened, immediately deleted).

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I check my e-mail more like once a week than once a day, unless I'm expecting something in it, so I couldn't really answer that question accurately. I have a Yahoo account anyway, so nearly all the spam immediately goes into that super-nifty "Bulk" folder whereupon I just click "Empty" next to it, and it all goes bye-bye. Really nice feature.

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I received nearly 100 on my DW account yesterday morning. Normally I recieve only 10-20 per day.

I used to get about 10-20 per day on my old DC account as well. Their spam filter caught them all though. Doomworld has something called "SpamAssassin" which does a remarkable job of putting a *******SPAM******** header in every spam email coming to my address, AND THEN SENDING IT TO ME ANYWAY.

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On my OOL mailbox: less than 3 a month (I use SAProxy)
On my Yahoo mailbox: 2-5 a month
On my Hotmail box: None, I have junkmail filter on exclusive

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I'm not sure but it has to be at least 20 a day.
/me makes a mental note to check his e-mail more often

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I have a private e-mail account so I usually get one spam e-mail a week. Although that number has increased slightly recently for some reason.

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Yeah, around 2-3 a week.

I remember back in the aol days, email was useless to me, I was getting around 6000-8000 a DAY.

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unfortunately, that is the downside of having a public email address.
I post my email everywhere.
I get about 20-30 a day now.
My wife is a writer, she submitted her email to a bunch of places to get her work submitted. oh man, she gets about 100 a day. Her inbox is always full. I created a new account for her, now she gets 0.
/me unclicks the Email Notification toggle. :)

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chilvence said:

I never had much trouble, but recently I get plenty of emails with misspelled words. Like this one from my good pal "Sneh Jirik" : "tzn fit into yourr oold cclloothes iq"

You too huh? I have no fucking clue where those are coming from.

But besides those recent anomolays, I haven't had any spam mail in 2 years. You just need to know how to keep it out. :P

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Epyo said:

I remember back in the aol days, email was useless to me, I was getting around 6000-8000 a DAY.



HOW??????

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I had an AOL account and I got as much spam as indicated above. The trick is not to go into AOL chat rooms, 'casue then porn spammers and IMers will get to you.

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Danarchist, do any of yours seem to have the contents of someones adress book in the forwarding bit?

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221.5 and every one from newdoom counts as two.

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chilvence said:

Danarchist, do any of yours seem to have the contents of someones adress book in the forwarding bit?

I didn't even bother opening them. I figured they were either virii, some kind of things to get you on a permanant list, or letters from Al-Qaida. :P

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I just deleted everything in my Bulk Folder and Inbox, yay :) Now I have 100% free space - imagine that.

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My EmulationZone address only gets 2-3 a day on average. My older Yahoo address gets tons. I don't use that e-mail address anymore so I let it fill up.

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the_Danarchist said:

You too huh? I have no fucking clue where those are coming from.

But besides those recent anomolays, I haven't had any spam mail in 2 years. You just need to know how to keep it out. :P



I get those a lot myself. I think they're to trick the spam filters. that's why you get emails saying "inlarge youre penissssssss now". I havent gotten any spam at all because of my email adress being 36 characters long and consisting of only I's and L's.

*Correction. I used to get those emails on old accounts.

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<nanami> tobester give me your email address
<tobester> sure I trust you you wont give it to any gay porn agencies
*5 minutes later*
<tobester> god damn it

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LoaL!!

When I get spam nowadays, it's always

Wouldn't it be nice to getafxzvv vxcx zxcj jczxvfv
or
Wanna know how to get cable forsxzcvjv vjzcvjzv jvzvcv
or
Times are changing, size doccxcj xjzjv jvj vgvvvf vfvjcz
or
Enlzcvffvf fvcxv fczcvzzzm,n zcvzvc jjzvcx zc

It's really funny, it brings a smile to my face every time. :D

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Tobester said:

<nanami> tobester give me your email address
<tobester> sure I trust you you wont give it to any gay porn agencies
*5 minutes later*
<tobester> god damn it

Did I do that to you? I remember having signed up at least two people to some porn sites.

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Grazza said:

How many spam e-mails do you get per day?


You have no idea...

Apparently there's only about 100 or 2 spammers out there doing this e-mail stuff. Whether or not i can take my computing teacher's word for it is uncertain.

Like i've said on one or two occasions. If i don't recognise the sender or the mail title i just delete it. Recently i've noticed the mails have become a bit sneaky and they've played around with the mail titles
(eg: where have you been?). When i come to these circumstances i bet on the outcome "penis enlargement or viagra" before deleting.

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