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Placed an order last week for a DVD that could be considered adult in nature. Bought it as a gag gift for my cousin, since his wife is pregnant and he ain't getting any.


Well, four days later my email is getting flooded with porn spam. VERY offensive porn spam, in HTML with all sorts of attached pictures of sex acts, etc.


CD Universe is the only company I have purchased anything on-line from in over a month and I have not purchased ANYTHING remotely adult related from any other company, ever. That means never. This CD Universe order was the first time I have ordered something "adult."


I'll be filing a complaint with the BBB but the thing that really blows is now I have to call my ISP and tell them to turn my anti-spam filter to high, which makes it hard for some people overseas to e-mail me.
 

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If your ISP allows multiple email accounts I suggest you do this:


Set up 3 accounts. One is your personal account that only family and close friends get. The next is a general account that you use for general use, i.e. forums, etc. The last is your purchase/subscription account. It is for temporary use purposes, such as getting a email confirmation when you place an online order.


The purchase/subscription account can then be closed and a new one created when you start getting pummeled with spam. This can also be done with the general account. The nice thing is you can close the account yet your family/close friends can still email you as they use a different account.


I carry this stategy a bit to the extreme. With my own email server I just create an account each time I order something online. i.e. If I ordered from CD Universe I set up an account [email protected]*******.com. Then if I get spam I know exactly who sold my address. I then send them a real nasty email and close the account.
 

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Welcome to the real world, Matt. I get spam all the time, and the conduit can be anything, including ebay transactions, posting to usenet, buying from audiogon, or even being part of a massive cc email from stupid relatives. There is no privacy in this world. You might want to consider spamkiller from mcaffee. It prefilters your email and routs most of the junk to a killed email folder where you can delete it. Only the header is downloaded, not the malicious viruses and attachments.


BTW, what adult title did you order? It would surprise me if I didn't own it already. Hopefully it wasn't Women of Enron. Not that they look bad, but why can't women like that work at my company?
 

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I do the same thing bizarro ...


I have a hotmail account for things like vegas hotel deals, one time purchases email confirmations, airline deals, etc ...


I have my my yahoo account for anything questionable in nature that I think I might be spammed to death on or to enter internet contests that I don't want to be bombarded with spam about afterwards when I don't win.


And then I have my Earthlink account which I give to all my friends and business associates which gets minimal spam.


It sucks we have to do this, but it definitely works.
 

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e-Bay is the #1 offender. Not the company itself (hopefully) or PayPal (owned by e-Bay). But, I just opened one account for e-Bay and only only only used it for that. Now, I am getting spam on the account.


My ISP e-mail, I only use to communicate with two people, is now getting spam. This one is impossible to track the source.


But, I totally agree with MSP that CD Universe is the culprit. I've only purchased once or twice from them.


Also, another thing that came to my attention is that Yahoo tracks your movements on their sites and there is an opt out link you have to click on everytime you want them to stop.. sigh..


Welcome to the internet. It's convenient, great wealth of information and ideas, and all the crap that tags along..
 

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I'm using a program called Mail Washer that bounces any unwanted email back to the spammer.


We had an MCI telemarketer call a couple times, and we kept telling them NO and my dad told them never to CALL BACK. Well, my dad got the phone bill and guess what? Those ba*****s slammed us!!! So, my dad emailed a complaint to CenturyTel to put us back with AT&T and to drop the charges.


Anyway. You should not be spammed with email or called by a telemarketer about such "Great Deals" that really ain't so great. They should sign a bill making it against the law to run a telemarketing business, and a junk mail business. I only want junk mail if I ask for it. Like, going to the Tigar Direct or Crutchfield website and requesting a catalog.


TTYTT, (to tell you the truth) I wouldn't touch MCI with a 200 foot pole. Their commercials are bit snobby as well. And those telemarketers can be pretty tough. They don't even know what the word NO means. But, that's another topic.


Good luck stopping that spam. Try Mail Washer. www.mailwasher.com See if that helps.
 

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50% of the spam I get is mailed to me with name WebTV on it, no name, just correct address, oh I can guess who is pulling a fast one without the name. The porno generally is MagicOn and get's to me. We unlike computer users can put remove this in our e-mail address it's fixed by webtv.




One I have been getting is that the country of Nigeria wants to put $23 million in my bank account then keep 20% and send the rest to him. Gee I wish it was real just 10% of $23 mil would be 2.3 million, I could get out of old peoples zoo to a single floor ranch get my 1963 Corvette Split window coupe and radar jammer and ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM down the pike. :)
 

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A lot of information about you is being shared with spammers by spyware running on your own computer. Suggest you download a free software package called ADAWARE. This will ferret out spyware and give you the otpion of deleting it. CDUniverse may have sold your info, or someone else via spyware was watching your porn purchase. Most of this spyware is carried to your computer via Kazaa, Morpheus and etc.


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None of that **** is on my PC. I make sure of it, have a hardware based firewall and regularly scan for that crud that spies on your system.


I get spam from time to time, but this was the first time I have received PORN Spam via this e-mail addres through this ISP. It did not happen until I placed the order through CD Universe. Grrrrrr...
 

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Sometimes when I'm bored and I get junk mail I'll take the return envelope and just mail it back with nothing in it. They are usually prepaid by the company that sent them, so I stick it to them for $0.35. Spam is a whole different animal unfortunately.


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I do one better. I fill them with very heavy material. Whatever junk I have, and then I mail it!
 

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Originally posted by BizarroTerl
I have specific ebay and paypal email accounts and I use them. Interestingly, I have never received any spam on those accounts.
I've tried this twice and to no avail. Not a massive amount of spam (maybe once a week at most), but still it arrives.


Forget AdAware. I just installed SpyBot. It's much better than AdAware in ferreting out ...um.. SpyBots...
 

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Mailwasher.com just gives me a hold page with an entry for your e-mail address?????
 

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Originally posted by Captfluoro
Sometimes when I'm bored and I get junk mail I'll take the return envelope and just mail it back with nothing in it. They are usually prepaid by the company that sent them, so I stick it to them for $0.35. Spam is a whole different animal unfortunately.


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I do one better. I fill them with very heavy material. Whatever junk I have, and then I mail it!
I've used bricks. Just tape the reply envelope to the brick, and away it goes!:D
 

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I've used bricks. Just tape the reply envelope to the brick, and away it goes!:D
I would send offers from one company to another in their business reply envelopes. It's nothing to me because I would just send it out with my regular mail. It's just as well because I think I'm at least helping the postal industry by keeping things moving. ;)
 
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