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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Non-sig test, reply if desired

    They say that once you put your email address out there on the web it will get spammed into oblivion. For that reason, I created a Gmail account to test that theory.

    spamthisaddressnowprettyplease@gmail.com

    How long do you foosters think it'll be before I get massively spammed?
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
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    I dont think gmail gets as spammed as others though. I would create a hotmail account and then see what happens...
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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Most of it gets directed into the spam folder. The main point is to see if I can get like 10,000 spam messages a week or something.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Free Velo Vol! Velo Vol's Avatar
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    You can have some of my spam in the interest of this experiment.

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    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
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    I have a hotmail account and never get spam! See what happes Mich and let us know if you can keep count
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    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
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    On my first Gmail account, I got spam within a day of signing up, and I didn't even use the account yet!

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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Still no spam. If anybody wants to subscribe the address to some mailing list or something, please feel free
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    I have a hotmail account and never get spam! See what happes Mich and let us know if you can keep count
    Meanwhile I have a hotmail account that gets 100 spam a day.
    Yahoo - 1000 a day
    home - 500 a day
    work - nothing

    all depends on how or where you use the account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Still no spam. If anybody wants to subscribe the address to some mailing list or something, please feel free
    Have you put your address ON a website?...creepy crawlies usually pick up on proper email addresses and then the spamming starts. and I believe Vbulletin protects against those creepy crawlies by masking your email addy

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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Have you put your address ON a website?
    No. Wouldn't even know how to actually, beyond posting on a forum.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Go to porn sites and subscribe to their emails, you should get lots of spam.

    Not that I would know or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Go to porn sites and subscribe to their emails, you should get lots of spam.

    Not that I would know or anything.

    Porn? Never seen any.

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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfin2004
    Porn? Never seen any.
    www.google.com
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Hazardous Taerom's Avatar
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    Oh my gosh, Mich, I can almost see your face in your avatar!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    If you go to 240x680 you can see his zits.

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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    If you guys actually enlarged it, you'd notice I blurred both faces out
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    C'mon Mich don't be so serious, we're just playin'

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    My yahoo: 2900 spams per day (only about 30 reach my inbox).
    Hotmail: 20 spams per day
    Gmail: 20 spams per day

    Usage:
    Yahoo: 75%
    Hotmail:24%
    Gmail: 1%

    Based on that, Gmail has the worst spam to usage ratio (I didn't want to go into decimals...I only use it for resume and work purposes (calling in sick)). Hotmail is used for Ebay and Paypal, and Yahoo is my main address.

    I've had the Yahoo address since 1996, the Hotmail since 1998, and the Gmail since 2004.

    I also used to have an account @ theglobe....but that eventually poofed.
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