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This is getting ridiculous

     
4:47 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It seems like I get more and more outlandish emails on a daily basis for every odd thing under the sun. They cloak their intentions with "hey from an old high school friend" or something similar only to be opened up to reveal mortgages, medicines or some sort of porn. I don't see how they make any money off of this? So lets hear from anyone who knows anything about this?
6:47 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If they didn't make money from it, you wouldn't be getting the emails. That's really all there is to it.
7:48 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The vast majority aren't actually selling anything - they just have img HTML embedded that hits their server and verifies that you are a "good" address - then they sell your addy to other spammers - until MS Outlook doesn't display HTML by default (or isn't the dominant mail client), this will continue.
10:05 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What I love are the ones who are selling something, but give an invalid url in the message... I can only hope it's because their host had already caught on and shut down their account.
9:48 am on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On outlook express:
A. Simply left click on Edit up in the far left corner.
B. Click Select All on the drop down menu.
C. Click Edit again.
D. Then click Delete on the drop down Menu.
E. Then right click deleted items folder.
F. Then left click Empty deleted items folder from the popup menu.
G. Then answer yes.

This works for me. It will delete hundreds of spam mail all at the same time.
Its fun to see the whole Caboodle of them go swissssh.

(: smile

1:37 pm on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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bcolflesh - Outlook 2003 blocks external content in messages by default, and I've got it set to convert all HTML mails to plain text.
1:48 pm on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I see you are correct:

[windowsitpro.com...]

I no longer have any use for Outlook on Windows, where Thunderbird is free and a better client.