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    A few months ago I set up a secondary e-mail account off my primary e-mail account, but I don't believe I've ever used it. Yet today, I linked it to my Outlook Express and immediately picked up some 80 unread, unwanted messages, dating all the way back to February 19th - mostly from porn sites and the like. How'd they get that address if I've never used it. I doubt my ISP is giving it out, otherwise I would get these messages in my primary account. What's up with this deal?

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    Was it one of those free email services like hotmail, or yahoo? Those lists are almost always sold to porn advertisers.
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    Never, ever, under any circumstances give any personal info to Microsoft. Their licenses allow them to use it in just about any way they wish. If you sign up for Hotmail, that includes stuffing your inbox with literally hundreds of pieces of spam, ranging from pedophilia to beastiality.

    But they're not greedy.

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    You can minimalize most of that crap from yahoo email accounts when you sign up, but you need to pay attention during your sign up because all the "send me information on" check boxes are selected by default when you sign up.

    I only get 1 email a week from yahoo that is unsolicited, and that is their newsletter thingy that I just trash anyways.
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    Nah, it's earthlink.

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    I have an earthlink account too, that I hardly ever use. I open it up about once a week to find at least 50 "how to enlarge your penis" and "how to have humongous hooters" ads. Also, various other ads that I never subscribed to, much visited the site from hence they came. I keep blocking the senders, but new ones keep getting through. It's ridiculous.

    On the other hand, I don't recall ever having received any junk mail in my hotmail account. Go figure....

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    Originally posted by Chelle:
    I open it up about once a week to find at least 50 "how to enlarge your penis" ads. ..
    So how did that work out for ya?
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    Originally posted by seenbad:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Chelle:
    I open it up about once a week to find at least 50 "how to enlarge your penis" ads. ..
    So how did that work out for ya?</font>[/QUOTE]LMAO!
    I'm a Dirty-Faced Kid... so could some cute female do me the favor and lick me clean, please?!<br /><br />"Nobody rules these streets at night but me... the ATOMIC PUNK!" - DLR (1978)<br /><br />"This must be just like living in paradise... and I don't wanna go home" - DLR (1988)<br /><br />"So put it off until judgment day... I bear the cross on judgment day" - Sammy Hagar (1991)<br /><br />Obey the DFK!<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE DFK... YOU'RE DFK 4 LIFE!</b>

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    Just to update, I signed put that account on earthlink's "Spaminator" and unsubscribed to some of the others, and I'm only getting one or two here or there (and no more porn so far), so it's getting better.

 

 

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