not Cereal Posted June 17, 2001 Share Posted June 17, 2001 i just went through my email (which i dont give out much) and deleted 47 spam messages. this left 7 messages that were NOT spam. this ratio of spam is 47:7 mostly mp3.com crap, and porn crap "touch me down here" from "amanda" of all things my MOM's email account is full of porn spam, i just talked to her the other day and she asked "why do i keep getting this trashy email with dirty pictures in it?" i personally am getting PISSED AS HELL at this MISUSE of the system. i had to spend a LOT of bucks to get the telemarketers off my back. they used to call nonstop. caller id doesnt work because a lot of peoples phone #'s dont show up so they look like telemarketers. changed phone #, a week later they figured it out. ok, so what finally worked, is this thing where only people who are legitimate callers ring the phone correctly. others the phone rings twice, and i dont answer. this effectively weeds out ALL telemarketers. however, it also weeds out a couple of places i work for some reason. so i had to get an answering machine, just so the weeded out people who-are-not-supposed-to-be-weeded-out can get a hold of me. so for normal phone service, you used to need a phone. now you need a phone, call filter, caller id, and an answering machine. ($$$$). what about for email? this is blatent misuse of these systems and we should not tolerate it. business should not be allowed to solicate through communication systems. period. if a person wants to buy something, then the PERSON should call. not the business. ever. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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