Have fun at LISA ... remember to resurface to enjoy the sun, eat and drink well (Jolt cola doesn't count!), don't hack into anything you shouldn't , and don't forget to send us a Greek postcard....
Carola wrote:William, if you can get rid of spam I am going to start putting forward your name for a Nobel prize - 117 on my email the other day. Grrrrr!!!
Keesa wrote:I never buy anything from spam mails, and I only ever even open them to click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom...it's not perfect (I have to unsubscribe from each list or group or whatever about once every couple of months) but it does seem to keep spam down. In addition, I'm careful about where I put my email address, and I avoid "Yes-you-may-give-my-email-to-select-group" check boxes like the plague.
As I said, not perfect, but it keeps them down.
annis wrote:Tea is my caffeine delivery mechanism of choice, not Jolt, nor any other bubbly syrup.
annis wrote:It should be added that every person that actually buys something because of spam they get prolongs our agony.
Keesa wrote:and I only ever even open them to click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom.
klewlis wrote:but my hotmail address, which is 8 years old and used to get TONS of spam, is finally starting to slow down a bit (yay!).
bingley wrote:Yes, my hotmail has quietened down a lot over the past 4 or 5 months. It used to be 40 or 50 spams a day, but now it's about that a week, which I can live with.
However, the amount of spam in my yahoo mail has started to go up. I used to get one or two in my inbox a week, and now it's 3 or 4 a day.
Carola wrote: Perhaps they should start charging more for outgoing traffic rather than incoming - that would soon stop the spammers!
People are exploring this idea: charge a nominal fee for each single delivery out, say one single cent. For the majority of us that'd be noise in our normal ISP bill. For spammers or big bulk mailing companies it would not.
annis wrote:The problem with this, like all schemes, is that it requires universal application to be effective, somthing that isn't very likely.
Keesa wrote:I use email for most of my correspondance these days because half the time I can't afford stamps. The last thing I need is a charge for my email.
Keesa wrote: The last thing I need is a charge for my email.
Keesa wrote:But they keep on raising the postage rates...
Emma_85 wrote:37 cents is cheap! Although the US post service is terrible from what I've heard - I wouldn't trust it.
But it's much more expensive here, a letter to anywhere in Europe will cost 55 cents, and the Euro is worth more than the dollar.
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