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Old 03-22-07, 02:08 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-22-07, 02:11 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-22-07, 02:12 PM   #3
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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.
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You can have some of my spam in the interest of this experiment.
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Old 03-22-07, 02:40 PM   #5
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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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Old 03-22-07, 02:57 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-22-07, 04:21 PM   #7
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Still no spam. If anybody wants to subscribe the address to some mailing list or something, please feel free
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Old 03-22-07, 04:27 PM   #8
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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
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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Old 03-22-07, 04:27 PM   #9
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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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Have you put your address ON a website?
No. Wouldn't even know how to actually, beyond posting on a forum.
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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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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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Old 03-22-07, 07:42 PM   #13
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Porn? Never seen any.
www.google.com
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Oh my gosh, Mich, I can almost see your face in your avatar!
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If you go to 240x680 you can see his zits.
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Old 03-22-07, 09:43 PM   #16
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If you guys actually enlarged it, you'd notice I blurred both faces out
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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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