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Really, I Don’t Need It…

Dear Spammers:

I’m not sure why you insist on sending me such crap via e-mail. I don’t need viagra. I don’t need to make my penis 3 inches longer. Matter of fact, I’m a female, so I *really* don’t have a need for either of those products, but thanks for asking. I don’t want to get a diploma online. I’m glad you think my resume is excellent, but I seriously doubt you’ve ever seen it. I don’t want to meet a nice woman in another country. I don’t need toner cartridges for my printer. I don’t need any of your crap, thank you very much.

Now I’ll be heading on over to Hiveware’s Enkoder Form and hopefully it will protect my e-mail address a little bit better. I’m tired of deleting all this spam. (Although I have to admit it – sometimes the porn spam is funny.)


[link to Hiveware via Matt]

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

12 replies on “Really, I Don’t Need It…”

Is this company for real? If not what a great scam to get people to enter their email addresses, huh. Am I being too cynical or just out of the loop? Please keep us updated on whether or not this helps at all because I must be on the same mailing lists that you are.

EC, they are very much a real and well respected company. Dan Benjamin is the man behind the curtain. If your email address is already out there (like mine) I have found a combination of procmail and Spam Assassin to be very effective.

I wonder if it’s cause I opted out of the doubleclick cookie profiling me or maybe cause I don’t use Gator spyware to profile me cause I, also a female, get the very same spam. I have an encoder built into my blog too. For posting on blogs I use an email address that has excellent spam filters. I think all my spam is from my being in Yahoo Groups cause when I changed my primary email address, the spam followed. Coincidence, I think not.

I get the “grow your penis” e-mails too, but they’re especially funny when they come to me. When they find my Yahoo address, the subject line usually reads:

“dyke_in_DC, your penis 3 inches longer!”

Thanks for the encoder link, Christine. I did it today and it works great. I even checked it in a non-java browser and all that shows is a line which says “java just be enable to view this e-mail address” or something like that. Thanks again!

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