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 Guest

     
    Lookout, Apr 25, 2006
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    Ponder Guest

    how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    ..
     
    Ponder, Apr 25, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    Lookout <> wrote in
    news::

    (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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    thanatoid, Apr 25, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Ponder wrote:
    > .


    not very, particularly in the MS groups........
     
    Gordon, Apr 25, 2006
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    Mara Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:31:40 GMT, Ponder <> 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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    Mara, Apr 25, 2006
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    Mitch Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    In article <1qj8kiefzypqa$>, Ponder
    <> wrote:

    > .


    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.
     
    Mitch, Apr 25, 2006
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    Ponder Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Hiya Mara.

    In <news:> 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 PISS! ;)

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    Ponder, Apr 25, 2006
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    Ponder Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Hiya Mitch.

    In <news:250420060752380413%> 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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    Ponder, Apr 25, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    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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    Plato, Apr 25, 2006
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    Lookout Guest

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

    >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.


    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.
     
    Lookout, Apr 25, 2006
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    Peaches Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    "Ponder" <> wrote in message
    news:1qeq7joutu4vd$...
    > Hiya Mitch.
    >
    > In <news:250420060752380413%> 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 ;)
    >

    I quite liked your post, but I'm in London not Hawaii...........
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    Peaches, Apr 26, 2006
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    Mara Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 19:23:18 GMT, Ponder <> wrote:

    >Hiya Mara.
    >
    >In <news:> 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 PISS! ;)


    The bathrooms are down the hall and to the left, then right, then right again,
    then up three flights of stairs, then left, then over the hill, take a number,
    then past the bear traps, through the flying razor blades, then under the
    rainbow to the left, past the continual machine-gunning, then another left.

    (The OP is in my bin for trolling, so I didn't see the original.)


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    Mara, Apr 26, 2006
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    Ponder Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Hiya Mara.

    In <news:> you wrote:

    >> I WAS TAKING THE PISS! ;)

    > The bathrooms are down the hall and to the left, then right, then right again,
    > then up three flights of stairs, then left, then over the hill, take a number,
    > then past the bear traps, through the flying razor blades, then under the
    > rainbow to the left, past the continual machine-gunning, then another left.


    Thanks <runs in directions indicated missing all traps in due course> ;)

    > (The OP is in my bin for trolling, so I didn't see the original.)


    That explains a few things ;)

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    Ponder, Apr 26, 2006
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    Ponder Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Hiya Peaches.

    In <news:e2mf4n$39c$> you wrote:

    >> I guess sarcasm isn't expected in here ;)

    > I quite liked your post, but I'm in London not Hawaii...........


    You but you're Peaches not Mitch ;)

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    Ponder, Apr 26, 2006
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  15. Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Mara rambled on in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    > On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 19:23:18 GMT, Ponder <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hiya Mara.
    >>
    >>In <news:> 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 PISS! ;)

    >
    > The bathrooms are down the hall and to the left, then right, then
    > right again, then up three flights of stairs, then left, then over the
    > hill, take a number, then past the bear traps, through the flying
    > razor blades, then under the rainbow to the left, past the continual
    > machine-gunning, then another left.



    You forgot to mention the tiger pit and the chainsaw-wielding maniac.

    Thank goodness for Depends....

    "I get by with a little help from Depends,
    Ooh, I get by with a little help from Depends"

    etc., etc.....

    snip


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    The Old Sourdough, Apr 26, 2006
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    Lookout Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Common to expect it but silly to think it's going to be there.
     
    Lookout, Apr 26, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Re: how common is it to expect a question in the message body?

    Lookout wrote:
    > Common to expect it but silly to think it's going to be there.


    Obviously just as common as QUOTING then.
     
    Gordon, Apr 27, 2006
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