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how common is it to get email spam with your first, first and last and/or home town in it?

 
 
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Lookout <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
news:(E-Mail Removed):

(I would suggest copying the subject line in the post, at the
very least.)

Anyway...
"how common is it to get email spam with your first, first and
last and/or home town in it?"

They are getting better and better at their stupid game. But
until your home address and phone number shows up, I wouldn't
worry. Even then, they're just spammers. Ignore them - not that
they will go away.

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      04-25-2006
Ponder wrote:
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not very, particularly in the MS groups........


 
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      04-25-2006
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:31:40 GMT, Ponder <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

Always, if you're actually asking a question. That's what it's for. The Subject
line is not.

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/dont.html

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In article <1qj8kiefzypqa$(E-Mail Removed)>, Ponder
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I'd say 100 percent, for those who have any idea what they are doing.

The SUBJECT line is for the SUBJECT, or TOPIC of the message. It is not
a salutation or a summary line, it is not a place for interjections.

The body of the message is for the message itself -- and if that
message is a question, that's where it should always be.

There are MANY good reasons for putting all of that information in the
message -- one of the strongest has to be that subject lines can't be
effectively read if they are long. Some newsreaders just won't show
very much of the subject line.
One of the worst problems when people don't do it properly,
particularly in a group like this one, is that they leave out almost
every necessary detail.
 
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      04-25-2006
Hiya Mara.

In <news:(E-Mail Removed) > you wrote:

> Always, if you're actually asking a question. That's what it's for. The Subject
> line is not.


Psssst... I'll let you into a secret but you must promise not to tell...

I WAS TAKING THE ****!

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Hiya Mitch.

In <news:250420060752380413%(E-Mail Removed)> you wrote:

> I'd say 100 percent, for those who have any idea what they are doing.


I guess sarcasm isn't expected in here

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      04-25-2006
Lookout wrote:

Very common if you signed up with a website with your real name and
private email address. Use a disposable email address for website
signup.


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      04-25-2006
On 25 Apr 2006 14:34:06 -0500, Plato <|@|.|> wrote:

>Lookout wrote:
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>Very common if you signed up with a website with your real name and
>private email address. Use a disposable email address for website
>signup.


Thanks and not me. I told of this problem before. A friend visited a
store site and started getting email from them and she SAYS.....that
she didn't enter any personal information or use a credit card. She's
still getting email from them.

Thanks again.
 
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