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    Mmmmmm, cheese tracylee's Avatar
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    Personally, I've found that reporting it just generates more. I delete everything possible, but still get tons. I tend to change my publicly posted e-mail address every now and then, and have never given out my work e-mail address.

    I know people that have a separate e-mail address just to post where it may be picked up by spam-bots. I also continually warn members of my forum not to post their e-mail addresses in posts and if they're concerned, to hide it in their profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phat32
    3. If it's pr0n, get-rich-quick schemes, or unsolicited sales pitches, don't even bother with them. Delete them as soon as they come in. It's possible that even opening some of these can result in bad, bad things happening to your computer.
    And actually, if you're on a web server where you actually have to open up the email in order to forward them on to report them....... the act of opening them is enough to report to the spammer that it's a valid address. You'll get every combination of email address known to man sending it to you from now on.

    That's one of the nice things that AOL's managed to do lately: allow the user to block key words. Rare is the spam that can get through now that I have viagra, ebony, booty, etc... blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway
    That's one of the nice things that AOL's managed to do lately: allow the user to block key words. Rare is the spam that can get through now that I have viagra, ebony, booty, etc... blocked.
    Don't forget teen, sexy, mortgage, winner... and the whole list of every nasty word you can think of!
    I agree with ya, dagwood; I get tired of even seeing those subject lines, and I always shudder to think that my Mom also gets that crap!
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    I'm on AOL and I probably get 3 a month, max.

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