• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Knute Snortum
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Joe Ess
  • salvin francis

replying to junk mail

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1879
MySQL Database Suse
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When I get junk mail there is always the caption "To be removed from this list, just reply with the word remove." I am hesitant to do this because if I reply, I am afraid they are going to think "We have a response, fire out the complete line of junk mail!". Anybody know how this works. I would reply if I knew it would bet me off a mailing list. Just wondering if anyone knew or had any experiences with this?
Jamie
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I do know that it usually takes a week or more for it to actually filter the removal from the system, so you will still get E-mails for at least a week. I also know that a lot of times when you reply to Junk E-mail, no matter what reason, you get added to more and more mailing lists. Because when you reply they think you need more junk mail from everyone.
The best thing that I have found is to either get a new E-mail address or find some sort of E-mail blocker and just keep adding these senders. I went from getting 60 E-mail to 3 or 4 a day by doing that.
Hope that helps.
------------------
Happy Coding,
Gregg Bolinger
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 31
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was told to never reply to the "remove me from this list" from junk e-mail because it alerts them to the fact that it is a real e-mail being used by someone; therefore they keep mailing you.

I simply hit the "Block Sender" on my outlook. However, no matter what you do, these people can easily change their e-mail address and keep sending it to you.
Another thing I do is give my hotmail account to people I don't want to have my "real" e-mail address. That way if they share e-mail, a lot of the junk e-mail will go there. I just log onto my hotmail every so often when I have time and erase everything.
I supposedly have a "filter", but it doesn't seem to work.
 
I love a good mentalist. And so does this tiny ad:
Sauce Labs - World's Largest Continuous Testing Cloud for Websites and Mobile Apps
https://coderanch.com/t/722574/Sauce-Labs-World-Largest-Continuous
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!