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Question about spam

  1. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    What is this?  I know it's 'junk' but why does it say that my email add is ?  I entered this add into my browser and there's no such address.  Thanks for coming by to answer a computer newbie-still haven't taken a class in computers or anything-just quite curious.

    GO BIGGER (kftdsnvr@zykeqndm82.com)



    Sent:

    Thu 3/08/12 8:41 PM



    To:

    Your E-mail:

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    You cannot know the source of an email by looking at the address alone. It is possible to mask an email as coming from any email address. There is also something called disposable email addresses, which expire after a few hours.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    To spam? Or not to spam? That is the question.

    Tis better to have spammed and lost than to have never spammed at all.

    A spam in time saves 9.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I think I'll go poke Twitter with a stick again...

  5. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    Thank you both once again for being so very dependable here in the Forum Trenches.  I bow to you!  Disposable email addresses?  Gad!  So there's no point in putting these adds in my 'blocked senders' thingy?  How, then, do I lessen these annoying msgs?  Or, is it even possible?
    Poking Twitter with a stick?  Nice.  But ps, does it poke you back?  THAT is the question.

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      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Some email client software (Thunderbird, for example) enables you to change settings so that only message headers are downloaded. Then you can see from the sender whether you want to download the entire message. You can also filter incoming mail in many other ways.

      Thunderbird does not automatically expand incoming messages, so if something looks strange, you can right-click on the message to send it to trash without ever opening it.

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I did not know about right-clicking on weird messages.  I'll give it a try-thanks again, WE-the garbage WILL be taken out!!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So far this month, twitter is beating both FB and Pinterest in referrals for me. But the actual numbers are so low that I really can only classify it as a moral victory, whatever that means...

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Morality reigns on the Internet, that's for sure.

 
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