Fookin Mail

Redirected browsers can send you to the craziest of places!
Redirected browsers can send you to the craziest of places!

Fookin Mail

I remember when I was a child. I used to run to the mailbox if I was expecting a letter. I was so excited to see my name plainly written out on that envelope. A letter addressed only to me. It was one of the reasons I enjoyed being a pen pal so much.

As an adult, I see things a little bit differently. I hate the mailbox. In fact, I could probably go days and days and days without even checking it. In fact, I am pretty sure I have done that in the past once or twice…. Or maybe three times!

After all, what is really in that mailbox for adults. Bills, bills, and usually more bills, accompanied by the occasional junk mail or flyer. Now doesn’t that sound rather exciting?

Now settle down and take a deep breath. Really, stop jumping up and down. I know you are excited. The thought of all that wonderful mail! But it is pretty hard to read while in such motions.

While people still use the mailbox and it is very important in our day to day activities, email has become the new mailbox. Ok, so it really isn’t really new. It has been around for several years. But, if you compare email to other forms of mail, I guess it could be considered new.

I got my first email address back in 1998. It seemed like such a cool technology. It was like a mailbox - only instant. You got mail. And it doesn’t even cost me a stamp. AMAZING!!!

Today, people no longer send those carefully thought out messages. Now forwards - that is another story. I get those a plenty. But those personally, thought out, takes a few minutes to address the issue, with meaning and love type emails are hardly even sent these days.

Therefore, maybe I am not alone when I say this, checking my email is no longer a daily task. It is something I check… well, when I feel like it. (Although in cheating standards, my Blackberry is linked to my email, so I am notified if anything really important is sent to me. Although on another note, I find I lose my phone more often than not. So, I guess instant notification is probably not exactly true!)

So the other day I noticed I had an email. While I can check it on my phone, I do find it very difficult to respond through my Blackberry. Therefore, I have to wait until I get to my laptop before I actually respond. Upon signing into my computer and opening the internet, I attempted to go to my gmail account.

Opps! I must have spelled something wrong when I typed gmail into the browser because instead I ended up getting redirected. Up popped Fookin mail.

When you go to your email address and 99 percent of the stuff there is spam, junk mail or forwards, I can’t help but think of the irony of getting redirected to Fookin mail. My thoughts exactly!

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marellen 5 years ago

What is a post office? I don't think we know anymore. I must say I do like to receive cards in the mail and letters, that is really rare though. I check my email all the time....what would happen if I didn't? OMG!!! lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It would probably end up like my yahoo account... so cluttered with spam that even if something came to it that was important you would miss it anyway. LOL

Email seems to be a love/hate relationship! I love the convenience but I link it to so many things online it seems to get too overcrowded with the garbage. When I get a real email... I do a little dance. Yeah - someone thought enough about me today to send me more than a forward! LOL


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I still love to get a real mail. The lovely paper with that dark ink still makes me feel good and I know someone thought about me. But I also love email and the instant delivery. I suppose like ebooks and physical, there will always be a spot for either.

It is funny that someone created Fookin Mail. Thanks for the smile this morning.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

You'd be laughing, but I clicked on your article for the word "fookin". I have written a hub on names in an adult manner, not too vulgar, but I need the expression "f-g b-tch". The second part is easier - female dog, but the first? To be understood and still pass through the filters... I came up with Friendly Female Dog or F Female Dog. It is not quite the same.

Sometimes it is important to use those expressions precisely. Language being the language.

I guess the masters of disguise are spammers. The experts.

I have a research work on internet privacy that dates back to 2002, I thought it was interesting to read it now - security and privacy is much better. In those days, every morning I opened my account, I was offered to enlarge my p---s. "Thank you for the offer, but I don't have one".

Sometimes, I think it is all too much - messaging, e-mails. Too much communication, too little talking.

And indeed, the quality went down - I have read that because everybody can write these days - those who wrote well, write better now, but whose who could not, write even worse.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - I am glad I could make you smile this morning. I laughed so hard when I got redirected to this site... I actually print screened the website because I wanted to show my husband and didn't think he would believe me. That and it really made me laugh.

@Kallini - I will agree... the quality of writing in general has gone down. It was soppossed to be a means of better communication, but in reality, communication has gotten worse. To the point where now days, people even write in text.

I am glad however that the fookin part is what drew you to this article. That is actually what got me as well. Feel free to use the word if you ever need to come up with a good quality substitution that hopefully won't get flagged... :)


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

BG,

Good fookin hub. I fookin cut the real word out of vocabulary. You start out fookin saying it everyonce in a while, and before you fookin know it, you're fookin saying it all the fookin time. Now you give me this new fookin word fookin, and I'm fookin back at it. Thanks a fookin lot.

jim


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Yes, Barbergirl28 - it would be a challenge - I would like to have some freedom in my style, but I have to comply with HP rules. If I cannot use the front door, I will need to use the b-ck door - I am sorry for connotations - but it is usually the result of false prudence.

Fookin is not good enough. Pity.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

This is very 'darlin' I really enjoyed the read. Your humor is a delight and it put a big smile on my heart. GREAT WRITING! Up and awesome sister.

Fookin Good ( - ;

Sending a warm hug.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I am such a fookin dolt! I have committed many email faux's! Lol! I have lost groups of unopened email, I have caused a world war due to forwarding the wrong one! Omg! I have accidentally stopped following people on hub with a brush of the thumb over the iPad. Its crazy what can go on with fookin mail!

When I was raising Laurel alone and broke much of the time, I only checked the mail 1 x each week. It made me anxious knowing I had more bills and I couldn't do anything about it so I just ignored it unless it was bill paying day:) there's my reality! Haha!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jim - I am so glad that you fookin liked this... I couldn't fookin help it... I got a good fookin laugh and just had to fookin go for it! I figured something this good can't be spared.

@Kallini - That is a pity! It was a fun word to be able to use! LOL

@skye2day - I am glad that it could put a smile on your face. It is a great way to start the day. Hope it does that for many other people as well.

@RealHousewife - You know - it is all this complications of the fookin internet that got everybody so fookin worked up. I agree though - sometimes I ignore the mail just cause I am sick and tired of the fookin bills... lol


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Cute!! The Title is very cool indeed, and your hub is wonderfully written, thanks for creating this,

MM


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Maggie-May - thanks so much... the title produced itself - the rest just followed. I love when stuff like that happens! :)


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Ha ha ha, great name for an email site though eh! I'm sure we have all felt that way at times, while spam filters are better now, a lot if bills and statements.

Thanks for SHARING.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - Oh this one was oh so fun... I mean what are the odds of being directed to a site called Fookin Mail. Still makes me laugh to this day. Thanks for bringing this one back to mind. I needed a good laugh! :)


2 years ago

um... I think you have some malware

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