What kind of spam is am where you are?

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    It has been years since I got a nigerian Email. There was a time I got six or seven a day. Most of my spam these days is from sex dating sites. Three or four a day. A pity because the viagra ads are down to no more than one in ten days. It used to be I would check my email in the morning and there would be 20 that came in over night.
    And It must have been at least three months since my last penny stock offer. Those were worse than the viagra adds back in 2006-2008. Now they are as rare as legitimate stocks worth buying.

    I have one mailbox bomber who shows up three or four times a day with spoof addresses. No I don't want siding, windows, painters, a cat door, a dog run. All kinds of weird contracting services. I have no idea how he got my address. It is a waste of his time. He does a lot of goofy mime formatting.

    What is your spam like? Anything interesting?
     
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    3 ways to receive very, very little spam.

    Step 1 - Create a "kamikaze" email address if needed, I say if needed - because this is the address you will use to register on porn sites if so inclined or anyother internet based purchases/registrations that are not well known and established legitimate companies.

    Step 2 - Create a "public" email account. This is the email account you will use to purchase from legitimate companies such as Amazon, ebay, Target online etc. etc. - but also this is the email address you use to give to ANY business for any reason.

    Step 3 - your personal email account. The only people you give this to are relatives and friends.

    Your personal email address will have very little spam.
     
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    Spam? I get mine at the store.
     
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    Apple mail has a cool filter deal. It may just be that Apple mail is getting really good at this.

    But I notice that even in my goof ball accounts at Yahoo that the level and type of spam is sinking.

    I finally got my first Nigerian spam in like forever. I just deleted it, but I kind of think I should have done my usual response of telling him I would meet him at Lagos airport, and he should wait for my flight in from New York and he should hold a sign with my name on it.

    Sincerely, Ima Jerkoff.
     
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    You forgot one very important factor: Do NOT have your email posted ANYWHERE on the web! Spammers have spiders that crawl the web for e-mail addresses the same way search engines do.
     
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    Several years ago an old guy wandered into my office, asking my opinion on an email his daughter received regarding a job opportunity in Nigeria. It was energy related and he knew I've got such a background so he must have figured I'd have an educated opinion LOL. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I politely told him to disregard it rather than sending his daughter off on a wild goose chase.
     
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    When one of my sons was looking for a new job I clicked on a jobs link on yahoo, thinking yahoo must be safe. WRONG. It's been well over a year since I abandoned that e-mail address for general use and it still receives dozens of spam nearly every day. Most are from private colleges, or those selling specific training such as "be a notary in 8 hours", to truck driving schools, Monster.com, Indeed, and others offering free registraton. Sure, so they can sell my e-mail to the rest of the scamsters.
     

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