How to Deal With SPAM Once and For All!

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The phrase "stupid, pointless, annoying, mail," seems more apt often times. Especially in reference to the SPAM that thinks I, or my sweetie, need enhancements. How do they expect to sell something to me by starting out with an insult? Assuming I, or my honey, need enhancements in the first place! The ones that want to sell me a high school diploma or something else that has no relevance in my life seem a bit obtuse as well.

It seems that everyone agrees that they hate SPAM. There are not many things in this world that everyone can agree on, but it would seem that we can all agree that we do not like SPAM, and that we would be happier without it.

So I’m wondering . . . if we could figure out a way to prevent even one more piece of SPAM from entering our email accounts, what would be the payoff? How would our individual lives be better? How would the world be better? What would eliminating SPAM from our lives really accomplish?

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How would eliminating SPAM from your life, dear reader, make you happier? Would you still have to have a pelvic exam at the gynecologist’s from time to time? Or a prostate exam at the urologist’s? Would you still have to see the dentist now and then?

If SPAM never darkened your inbox again, would you still have go to work everyday doing a job that is not your favorite way to spend the day? Would you still have bills come due? Would your car still need an oil change, a diagnostic, or an emissions test to pass inspection?

If you could somehow stop all SPAM from entering your email account, would your children suddenly start getting straight A’s in school, doing their chores without being reminded, and keep their rooms spotless? Would your mother-in-law suddenly be living on another continent? Would you suddenly lose those last 5 pounds that just won’t go?

Of your least favorite things to do, which of them would you no longer have to do if another piece of SPAM never landed in your email box?

Does SPAM truly outweigh all of the other -- shall we call them unpleasantries -- in your life?

Stop letting SPAM cause you aggravation!

Deal with SPAM without letting it make you paranoid or ruin your day.
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Anger and frustration from Spam on his computer.
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SPAM Has Been With Us a Long Time

SPAM is not new, but the name is. Well, the name isn’t new either, but instead of being attached to a can of mystery meat (pink slime), the name is now applied to unwanted advertisements in our email.

Basically SPAM is junk mail in your email. Do you remember the good ‘ol days when we used to get junk mail delivered into our snail-mailboxes? Some people who still insist on doing things the old fashioned way continue to receive unwanted advertisements delivered by their mail person. Was it really so much better then?

To get the mail you had to walk outside in the wind and the rain, the cold in the winter and the God awful heat in the summer (if you live in Texas), open the mailbox (break a nail or cut yourself on some rough jagged metal on the mailbox), take the mail out and walk back to the house.

Next you had to sort through the snail mail. Some envelopes were clearly marked as to their origin, but some were mysterious and you had to open them to make sure they weren’t something important. Most of the time those mysterious envelopes were unwanted offers from credit card companies, but you had to open them to be sure – sometimes getting a paper cut in the process. Paper cuts really smart, don’t they?

After all that you had to decide whether to recycle the junk mail or just throw it all in the trash. Nope, you still weren’t done with it even after all that. You still had to place it in a trash bag, tie it off, and then take it back outside and set it by the curb for the garbage truck to haul it away.

A few years ago I read about a person who used to take all the garbage he got in his snail mail and stuff it into the postage paid return envelopes also included, and then mail it back to them. He always switched the contents around so that the senders didn’t get their own stuff back.

New Fangled Way to Deal With Junk Mail

What would you have given back when things were so much better, if you could have simply pushed a button and made all that junk mail that arrived daily in your snail-mailbox disappear? No going out in the cold or the heat or the rain. No sorting through mysterious envelopes or hauling them back outside to sit by the curb. Just a little click of one key on a keyboard and violå! All gone!

Like I said, SPAM has been with us for a long time, and not just in the form of junk snail-mail. How about television commercials? Wouldn’t you love to be able to click one little key and skip through them? Maybe someday . . .

How about walking down the corridor of your favorite mall? Special events in the mall when the corridors are full of kiosks and vendors especially during the holidays with aggressive sellers sometimes calling out to you for your attention – not unlike the hawkers running the game booths at the fair.

SPAM Is An All Day Affair

Think of all the SPAM we deal with every day and have dealt with for decades. TV SPAM, billboard SPAM, mall SPAM, snail-mail SPAM, and so now it shouldn’t be surprising we have email SPAM.

Oh, yes, and my favorite -- phone SPAM. I ask you, what is more obnoxious than when telemarketers call at dinnertime, or in the middle of your favorite television program right at a place that you don’t want to miss?

Now telemarketing calls are often automated and it’s not even a live human being on the other end. Folks, the inconvenience is now entirely in the call receiver’s court. It is the receiver who bears the entire nuisance of having the phone intrude at an inopportune time. The automated system that placed the call will never be bothered no matter what you say or do.

If only we could tell who was calling from the other room and hit a delete key if it was phone SPAM coming in!

SPAM In Perspective

So you see, SPAM is not new and we have all been dealing with it for a long time. It really isn’t difficult to hit the delete key; a simple solution that’s hardly worth getting out of sorts over. Definitely not worth letting it ruin one’s day.

Most of the email SPAM I get is automatically directed into it’s own special folder created just for it. I get hundreds of pieces of SPAM every day. Since mistakes do happen from time to time where the occasional piece of SPAM ends up in my in box and important mail ends up in my SPAM folder, I usually scan through the SPAM before deleting it just to make sure things got sorted correctly.

So now that you have a different perspective on SPAM it will still be annoying, but maybe it won’t seem so bad anymore if you think about how we’ve all had to deal with it in other forms for many years. No going out in the rain to get it, and no going out in the snow to dispose of it. Just press the delete key on your keyboard. Violå! Bye-bye SPAM!

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Au fait 13 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W., thank you for reading and sharing this article. Agree that spam should not be the irritation it seems to be for so many people and that is what inspired this article to begin with -- people who let spam ruin their day -- literally. I wish the really important issues could be so easily dispensed with, by just pressing a little key!


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Peggy W 13 months ago from Houston, Texas

Email spam is just a click away to get rid of it so not a major problem. There does seem to be less junk mail these days, so all in all...not a major problem either. Years ago I did stuff the return postage paid envelopes with other junk mail thinking that if they actually PAID to get junk mail back, perhaps they would cease sending so much. No idea if that helped or not but I am too busy to do that today. It simply goes into the shredder.


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Ezzly, thank you for Tweeting and voting on this article and for sharing your thoughts on this issue. Yes, I get spam advertising enhancements for both private men's and women's parts since my nickname is usually considered a boy's or man's name.


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ezzly 19 months ago

I love this article and yes how easy it is to hit delete key ! I find the spam in my inbox amusing as its usually for viagra since my name is also male ! Thanks for this perspective shift, sharing on twitter voted up and useful!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Spam isn't worth a second's worth of frustration or concern. Just delete it and move on. Don't give it more time than it's worth. Thank you for the up vote and share Deborah-Diane.


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Deborah-Diane 20 months ago from Orange County, California

SPAM is so frustrating. I know that all the sites where I write have trouble dealing with it, too. It also pops up occasionally on my blog. Thanks for suggestions for dealing with it. Voted UP and shared for all my fellow writers who deal with the same problem.


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Au fait 21 months ago from North Texas Author

Patricia (pstraubie48), thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article and the issue it discusses. Agree with you entirely that Spam is not worth getting upset over and should certainly not be allowed to ruin one's day or take up a single second of one's time, yet there are people right here on HP who allow it to get them so angry and they spend a great deal of time responding to it because of that anger. I know, it doesn't make sense to me either, and I hoped to give spam a different perspective and make it more manageable as a result.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

Definitely is not worth getting upset over...and like yours most of mine goes to spam heaven folder and I never have to view it....

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon Au Fait


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for commenting on this article and for sharing it. Agree that email spam is a snap to deal with, but I wrote this article as a result of several different people complaining to me about Spam in their mail. They got very angry about it and even refused to give out their email address because they were afraid their address would end up on somebody's spam list. To them it seemed that spam was definitely one of the worst things that could befall them on any given day. Most of those same people haven't changed their minds and still get angry and let spam take up a lot of their time when as you say, it can be dealt with if one must, with just the flick of one's finger in less than 3 seconds.

This article is usually idled. People who need this advice want me to rage along with them about how terrible spam is and no one else bothers to think about it.

Nice that it's warmed up a little, though it's a little too warm during the day with no shade around. I know it's going to be much hotter before long and I'll wish it were this cool. :) Take care . . .


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

This is just a fact of life whether we want it or not but email spam is pretty easy to deal with as most of it automatically enters our spam folders and with an easy click (after checking to make sure nothing legitimate got entered there) it is gone. Sharing this once again as your last comment was 11 months ago. Hope you will be enjoying this coming weekend. Should be much warmer!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you, Aunt Jimi, for commenting, voting on and sharing this article. Glad to see you have a healthy perspective on Spam and that like me, you refuse to let it take up your valuable time or ruin your day.


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

This makes a lot of sense. I know people who let Spam ruin their day and they spend hours everyday dealing with it, trying to make it stop, which of course will never happen. Agree it's easier to just hit the delete button and deal with it in a matter of seconds and spend the day in a more pleasant attitude and doing things that are accomplishing good things at the same time.

Why would anyone want to spend even a second of their precious time on something that isn't going to change anyway? And that makes them angry and spoils their day too?

It's a choice we all make. Scream our heads off at somebody who isn't listening and who never will hear us, or move on and keep our good mood and do something worthwhile that will make a difference.

Voted up and useful. Sharing. Would pin it but don't have an account.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for commenting, Deborah-Diane.

Advertisers have no shame and they will always be relentless, if for no other reason than it pays off for them.

I feel like the important thing is for a person to remain in control and see Spam for what it is. It really doesn't take very long to deal with it and it's hardly worth any time or effort that could be spent in a more enjoyable way.

I will never understand why anyone allows Spam to spoil their day or why they allow it to take up so much as a second of their time. If it's in the junk bin, just ignore it and it will go away. Fuming over it is perhaps the biggest waste of time there is. Think of all the good thoughts a person could have instead if they didn't spend so much time fuming and being angry over Spam -- and the fuming and anger change nothing except to make their own immune systems weak. Advertisers don't know or care that a person is fuming and angry. If they did the Spam would stop.

People have it within their control to deal with Spam in a way that doesn't ruin their day, or even so much as an hour of their day. It's all a matter of choice.


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Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

I am sharing this again because I know that SPAM is a problem that people continue to deal with. I hope that advertisers will eventually learn to use some self-restraint!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Bill & Dorothy for reading and sharing your thoughts on this subject. I agree that the pop-ups are far more irritating and inconvenient than Spam. If my cursor accidentally gets too close to the add on the side of the page when I try to read my email, the ad expands and covers the email so I can't see anything but the ad. It takes several seconds to get rid of it and then it's no sooner gone that it pops right back out again. To say I hate it would be an understatement. Advertisers that use this method do not endear themselves to me.

Lots of people do let Spam ruin their day, believe it or not, but I am not one of them as I'm sure you picked up from this article.

Thanks again for taking time to stop by. Take care . . .


Bill Clark and Dorothy 2 years ago

This is interesting, but the spam doesn't bother me as much as particular "pop-up" that continues to pop up over and over, every time I open an e-mail or a mail site. I find myself clicking it off as many as once every 15 seconds until I do something else in response to the mail I am observing.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for commenting on this hub. I'm so sorry to hear you've had a virus problem.

Viruses don't usually get into your computer unless released when you open a piece of mail. Not a good idea to open Spam unless it's an offer you just can't turn down. Delete it immediately and don't open it first. Definitely do not open any included attachments.

Some people like to open the Spam messages in order to vent and demand to be taken off the mailing list. Just delete it if you can't bear to have it sitting in your junk bin and by doing that avoid releasing any virus it may contain into your computer.

It's usually a good idea to make sure you know where mail has come from and then beware of opening attachments even if you do know the sender. Some viruses attach themselves to outgoing mail without knowledge of the sender.

I've gotten viruses in my mail and usually changing my password on the mail account takes care of the problem. I use the free email services though, and that usually prevents viruses from going directly into my computer because the mail is online rather than on my computer.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

I just got a terrible virus on my computer and it took me five hours and $70 to get it repaired by technical support. Spam is a huge problem and I just posted this to my Interesting Articles board. I hope it helps someone else avoid what I just experienced.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake for reading, commenting, voting on, adding to your G+, and sharing this article! I hope it is helpful in de-stressing about SPAM.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Came back to share this hub and to vote up. I think I will also add it to my G+.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this issue, and for voting on and sharing/pinning this hub!

All my email programs are online -- Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc., and they include a filter to sort out Spam at no charge. No need to buy and install a special program to do it.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Au fait,

I enjoyed this hub very much and thought your perspective on SPAM was interesting and correct. With all of the tracking cookies placed on our computers it is just about impossible to avoid being the target of SPAM. The important thing is to know how to deal with it. Programs can be installed on your computer which will filter out most of the SPAM and then all you have to do is delete it. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for commenting on this hub. Takes just seconds to remove the Spam most of the time, and really, I could just ignore it and eventually it would go away.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

I am glad that my email system has a fairly good SPAM filter. Like you, I just skim through it occasionally, and then dump everything that I see.

I don't know how people actually think they will sell anything from SPAM, but I guess they do or it wouldn't be so common. Just one of those little annoyances of modern life! Voted UP!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Kasman, thank you for your very kind complimentary words. I appreciate them along with the kind words I have received from other great writers on here, more than you know.

I get tons of Spam daily and I just skim through it quick to make sure that nothing got into it accidentally that doesn't belong, and then I click the box at the top that says 'select all,' and Voila! It's gone. Hundreds of pieces of garbage out of my life all at once. :)

Thanks for the vote and the sharing too!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Pinkchic18, thanks for stopping by!


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

You have a wonderful way with words in your hubs in general. I was very thankful to read this hub even about spam because it was worded well and interesting. You're right about how simple it is to get rid of spam but it definitely can take all day.....I have thousands of emails still built up that I need to get rid of. Voting this up and sharing! Great job au fait.


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Pinkchic18 3 years ago from Minnesota

Oye!! Spam. Stressed me out just thinking about it. nice hub here!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Yes, it would be so nice if you could just press the delete button and make those intrusive nuisance telemarketing calls disappear! THX, Shyron.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I just got a call from TST. I just said "I don't commit to anything on the phone," and I hung up.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for commenting on this hub, Shyron. I used to work for Texas State Troopers fund raising, and I lasted an entire week. I raised $500 during that time, but I just couldn't continue because IMO, based on the info I have in my hub about finding a charity to support, TST is indeed a scam. Next time they call, don't answer. Only 20% of the revenue goes to the so-called purpose, if that, and the other 80% goes to the people who started it up, and the people who place the calls.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

rajan jolly, thank you for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub! Glad you saw the practicality and logic in this article also.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting look at spam and I like your rationalization of how much easier it has become today to get rid of it.

Wonderful hub. Voted up and interesting.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I just got a spam-call today and a male voice said he is fund raising for the Texas State Troopers. I typed in the number in Google and guess what? A lot of other people had gotten the same call, and they said it is a scam.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by to comment Pinkchic18! We all get more than enough Spam. The trick is to handle it so that you don't let it spoil your day.


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Pinkchic18 3 years ago from Minnesota

Interesting hub! I get way too much spam in my inbox everyday!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for reading, commenting, voting, and especially for sharing this hub!

Glad to see you got my point and didn't reject it out of hand. It would seem that people like to be angry about Spam and the idea of putting it in perspective is more offensive even than the Spam!

There are indeed more important things we all need to put our energy into instead of grinding our teeth over Spam! ;)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Au fait,

I liked your spin on the dreaded spam that comes into our email accounts. As you say...that is simple to get rid of quickly and easily. For most of the spam telephone calls, if they are 800 numbers and I am near the phone, I just pick it up and click it off immediately. If I am not near the phone, I let it go to our answering machine. Most of the people promoting this or that do not even bother to leave a message. So all in all...not so bad. I liked your idea of thinking about the Serenity Prayer. There are many worse things going on in the world today than worrying about spam. Up votes and sharing.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by Shyron, and for leaving a comment.

I don't think anyone really likes SPAM, but I guess the Serenity Prayer says it best: God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.

I just tried to put a different perspective on SPAM so that people might be able to turn their minds to something more important. I wish more people felt as strongly about helping the homeless and people without healthcare in this country as they do about getting rid of SPAM.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for your comments Aunt Jimi. Sounds like you got the message!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I don't like spam, and if there was a way to make them stop I would do it.


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Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Your photo is pretty funny and I have to admit I feel like the guy in the pic sometimes myself. You make some good points though. Interesting and useful. Just a matter of perspective. Controlling your own mind instead of letting other people control it.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

moonlake, thank you for reading/commenting on this hub! I know a lot of people who really do let SPAM spoil their day and I was hoping to put it into perspective for them.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I don't like spam but I really hate spam on my phone. Some person called me today about some kind of healthy berry because I couldn't see the caller ID I thought it was my hubby calling. It takes time to reach the phone. At least with email spam I just click. Interesting hub voted up.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

I just check the little box at the top of the list of SPAM that has been conveniently placed in my SPAM folder and hit the delete button. I don't know of anything quicker than that. I can hardly blink my eyes that fast! I get hundreds of pieces of SPAM on each of my several email accounts. I doubt anyone gets more SPAM than I do. I don't even think about it or let it ruin my day, not even for two minutes of my day. Anyway, I hope you got a couple of laughs from reading if nothing else. Thank you for stopping by Shyron.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

The payoff is time. I forward all SPAM to spam@uce.gov

I know that it does not keep me from getting more, but I do get some satisfaction out of reporting spam to the FCC.

I get so much spam, it takes a lot of time, even if I just delete it.

Great hub. great comments for other hubbers also.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

I always say if the worst thing I ever have to deal with is Spam, I will live an easy life. I used to get upset about it too, but now when I bother with it at all I just hit the delete key. Not worth stressing over and running my immune system down for. Not worth yours either. Thank you for your comments Shyron. You are always appreciated.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

I would like to have a way to reverse all SPAM to where they came from. Good hub!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you John Merrill for stopping by and leaving a comment on this hub. As PSYC major I know that with a little effort and practice people can control their emotions. Why let a little thing like Spam ruin a person's day and lower their immune system's ability to keep them healthy? It really is a simple matter to either ignore the Spam or delete it. Take care . . .


John Merrill 4 years ago

Like your attitude about this. Like that expression you used too. Spam isn't worth getting your undies in a bundle, just push the delete button and get rid of it. True that its much easier than how we have to deal with snail mail spam or telemarking spam.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for commenting David. I tried to make Spam into something people could laugh off. After all, when it's so easy to deal with it's hardly worth getting one's undies in a bundle over it, now is it?


David Carr 4 years ago

Hey Au Fait, I really enjoyed reading this mail and a lot of it makes sense even if the subject matter is rubbish (take that as you like but no insult is meant to your work). Even here it is a nuisance and most of it seems to originate in the US. Why can't it be filtered before it gets here after all we don't want your rubbish either. lol Love you lots


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Bryanbaldwin for commenting on my hub. Glad you liked it and could find aspects you could agree with.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Diogenes: Thank you again for commenting. I do hope everything is going your way today!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and commenting, Brett. Glad you enjoyed. Agree with you in not letting the small stuff get to a person!


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bryanbaldwin 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Yes and Yes! Good read :)


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for commenting Shyron. If I forwarded all the SPAM I get to the FCC I would have time for nothing else. ;)


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

A very refreshing viewpoint lol. It is so true, the amount of junk mail we got was ridiculous, let alone all the landline calls. However, now as most are on mobiles, we can all see if it is someone we know, or a suspect number. Personally, it doesn't really bother me, as it is often in its own little virtual bin anyway.

Up, interesting and SHARING.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

zionsphere: Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub, very much appreciate your taking the time. Yes, I do remember those days and I still get those messages on some websites. "Click here, you are the 33rd visitor and you have just won," etc. Sure I have. And for only $249.00 to cover shipping, you can get XYZ absolutely FREE!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Tillsontitan: Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. Glad you could see the humor in it too. Yes, I would love a delete key for rumble radios for starters! ;)


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Diogenes: Thank you for your comments. Left you some on a couple of your hubs which you have not responded to and it's been 2 wks! Even I'm faster than that.

Yes, that is what SPAM means.

Have lots of sweeties -- thought you were one of them . . .


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

My comment wasn't worth acknowledging then?

I'm deeply hurt.

Bob


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Tammy. I still get credit card offers by the dozen in my snail-mail box. And hundreds of SPAM mails everyday in my email accounts. Thank God at least one of them can be managed with that magical delete key!


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

I get at least 50-100 SPAM e-mail and forward to spam@uce.gov and send the phone numbers of telemarkerts to the FCC.


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zionsphere 4 years ago from Oregon

Agreed there are worse things in life than spam. I man... I love the idea of mixing up junk mail and sending it back in the prepaid envelopes! lol! a little passive aggressive, but entertaining!

They really do a lot as emal providers to cut down on spam. I'm thankful for this...advertisers have always been shdy creatures. Remember the days of "YOU JUST WON TEN MILLION DOLLARS!"? Yeah. Spam is nothing.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Good old SPAM...I love the way you attacked it and pared it down to size by pointing out it's total lack of importance in our lives.

I love the guy's idea of switching snail mail replies around and sending them back, I'm sure that confused the heck out of the companies receiving it.

Wouldn't it be grand if we had a "delete key" in life and could delete all the SPAM...not just the commercial variety?

Voted up, funny, and interesting...good choice of subject handled nicely.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

I would have little to do if it were not for removing Spam...so that's what it means!

Glad to see you have a sweetie now.

Bob


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Spam is sooo annoying. The only good thing I can think of that came out of the recession is the end of junk mail. But, we still have to deal with it online. Interesting article!

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