'09 - The Cost Of Spam.
an email account that came with my Orangenet
home package, I used to use it quite a lot
but I noticed I was getting a lot of junk
mails so I started using another email
has a spam filter but rather than removing
junk mails it simply adds the word spam on
the front of the message which allows you to
still read it if you so wish.
the trick of never replying to spam, never
clicking on the un-subsribe link and never
looking at them out of curiousity because
that will alert the spammers that your email
address is still in use and spam you further.
Even so I kept getting more and more spam and
it's now on over 1000 junk mails per day. The
only reason I download them is so I can
delete the lot in one go. Email providers
such as yahoo and hotmail use a seperate spam
folder so they'll be deleted even of you
never look at them but Orangenet emails use
Outlook Express so they need to be downloaded
before you view or delete them.
back to my main point, my debit card expired
and I forgot to tell Orangenet that my new
one has another number so they tried
contacting me using email but with over 1000
other mails of spam I never looked and
deleted the lot. So instead they sent me a
letter in the post and are going to charge me
an extra £5.00 admin costs. If I never had
spam then I would have seen their first email
message and not had to pay the extra cost.
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