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Old 11-24-03, 04:33 PM   #1
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Don't give Nashbar your Email address.

Now I'm getting Viagra and smut spam, becasue I gave my Email to Nashbar.

I've sent two emails to them to find out why they are selling their list to smut peddlers (no pun intended), they refuse to respond.

How do I know it came from NAshbar?

I've been in the habit of using the requesting domain as the recipient at my domain.

For Example, If I'm registering at Microsoft I'd use microsoft@"mydomain".com. I get every email that is sent to me. This allows me to easily get rid of spam, because I can sort by recipient. . .

Anyway, I've been getting smut spam to nashbar@"mydomain".com

This is infuriating, I realize that webmarketers sell their customer list, and I wouldn't be offended if I got ads from other sports related sites, but VIAGRA? and a PORN Site, Come on. . .

Anyway just a warning, If your trying to reduce your Spam don't give your email to Nashbar.
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Old 11-24-03, 05:33 PM   #2
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Now I'm getting Viagra and smut spam, becasue I gave my Email to Nashbar.
I don't get that kind of email and I'm a regular Nashbar customer. I suspect that there has been some mistake. It wouldn't make any sense for them to do that unless they are borderline bankrupt and they don't care about their customers any more.
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Old 11-24-03, 06:12 PM   #3
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At first I was going to dismiss this as obvious bad business well beneath a reputable company like nashbar. But I decided to check their policies.

From Nashbar's Privacy Policy at http://www.nashbar.com/security.cfm:

From time to time, we make our customer email list available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your email address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending email to us at the above address or calling us at the above telephone number or writing to us at the above address.

I would hope that nashbar does not knowingly sell addresses to spammers, but who can say what those who buy the addresses will do? 67Yv8t may have a point?
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Old 11-24-03, 08:05 PM   #4
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I wondered where all that crap was coming from! This thread could have been started by ME!
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Old 11-25-03, 08:21 AM   #5
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Now I'm getting Viagra and smut spam, becasue I gave my Email to Nashbar.
So that's why I get 10-15 emails a day promoting online sales of Viagra, 10 more emails telling me it's time to refinance because of low interest rates, porn sites, and many, many more "unsolicited" emails from companies and people I don't know.
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Old 11-25-03, 08:29 AM   #6
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That explains mine too. I have had the same email for a couple of years and at one time it got bad. Eventually the spam slows down if you don't subscribe to any or reply back but recently since I signed up with Nashbar this problem has arisen.
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Old 11-25-03, 01:27 PM   #7
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These are the types of Smut sites Nashbar sold me out to.

1. Teen Porn - Pics of Britney

2. Enlarge you Xenis by 4 inches

3. Get rid of your debt in 6 months (Not porn site)

4. See Buffy in the buff!

5. X Rated video of Paris Hilton shows all!

6. Naked school girls on bicycles

7. Increase sexual stamina
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Old 11-25-03, 01:40 PM   #9
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Hey, at least #6 has something to do with bikes.....
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Old 11-25-03, 02:11 PM   #10
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Performance Bike mailorder owns Nashbar I believe. Anybody getting similar spam as a result of getting on their list too? Would be interestiing to check it out.
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Old 11-25-03, 05:45 PM   #11
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It doesn't all come from Nashbar

I get a pannier load of spam, only a small portion of it is from Nashbar. I'm not blaming them for all the spam in the world, but I can verify that they do send me some.

I also explained my findings TWICE in emails to their customer service. No response. That is at least as irritating as the spam itself.

Just say no to Nashbar.
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Old 11-25-03, 05:55 PM   #12
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Also, you may not get spam from them. . .

but that doesn't mean they aren't sending it. AOL and other consumer service providers are doing a good job at eliminating spam before they get to you.

I am alone out here in the web with no one to protect me, so I get all of it. For those of you that have your own domain:

Many Webhosting companies email systems allow you to set up multiple email accounts. Don't bother setting up new accounts for each signup. Most of the mail systems, will send any unrecognized email received to a default account. You can then just watch the default account for any emails addressed to the special email address.

It makes it a lot easier to manage your incoming mail, you can delete all the mail sent to "nashbar@mydomain.com" before you have to see it, or direct it to a subdirectory in outlook to view later, etc.

Just a suggestion. It makes it a lot easier for me.
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Old 11-25-03, 07:28 PM   #13
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Performance Bike mailorder owns Nashbar I believe. Anybody getting similar spam as a result of getting on their list too? Would be interestiing to check it out.
Performance, Nashbar and Supergo are owned by the same holding company, not by Performance.
I've never had a problem with spam. Not saying I don't get any, but it's rare.
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Old 11-25-03, 08:17 PM   #14
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Can i have the viagra websit if its a good deal.I love that stuff.
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Old 11-25-03, 09:29 PM   #15
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Old 11-25-03, 10:28 PM   #16
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I use one of those free email addresses (i.e. Hotmail) when I buy online. That way, I can check it for confirmation emails, then ignore it the rest of the time. My personal email address is only used for friends, family, business. Works well for me!
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Old 11-26-03, 05:46 AM   #17
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I may get flamed for this but.......
Since I switched to MSN 8 and set up my filters all my spam has quit. Thank you Bill!
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Old 11-27-03, 02:01 AM   #18
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These are the types of Smut sites Nashbar sold me out to.

1. Teen Porn - Pics of Britney
Dispicable! I'll report them to the authorities for you. What was that URL?


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2. Enlarge you Xenis by 4 inches
We don't own one of those, and our Matrix is roomy enough anyway.
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I know Nashbar has my email address, and I get very little spam... I have my own domain like you do and as far as I know, my hosting service does not filter.

I don't know much about such things, but I understand it's very easy for emails to be intercepted in transit... I wonder if spammers got your email address that way?

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Nashbar spammers??

I'm no huge Nashbar fan, but give these guys just a little credit....

I seriously doubt that Nashbar is selling your e-mail to spammers. That isn't to say they're not selling your e-mail, or that spammers aren't somehow getting your e-mail from Nashbar. It's just not happening the way you describe it.

What little I know about spammers I don't think they get their addresses via such straightforward methods. Some Britney site isn't going to be buying e-mail from legit outfits like Nashbar.

Nashbar might be accused of sloppiness here, but not pure evil as you suggest.
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Old 11-28-03, 08:57 AM   #21
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Maybe you were on those other sites and they gave your e-mail to nashbar?
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Old 12-03-03, 11:43 AM   #22
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hmmmm

Now that you mention it. . .

Naw I would have given those sites my real email address, not a fake one, wouldn't want to miss those important newsworthy updates.

Just to be clear:

I've only received a very few spams to the Nashbar account, again I'm not blaming them for all that crap that gets shuffled my way. I find it suspicious that when I notified them of this. . .TWICE. . . they refused to even respond with "no we didn't sell your email to a viagra peddler".

If they hadn't, I'd think they tell me that, If they had, I'd think they'd give me some legalese explanation ". . .our privacy policy. . . you agreed,. . .other vendors. . . possible interest. . ." what ever.

But since they don't answer at all, I tend to think they don't know whether they sold it or not, or who they may have sold it to.

Just my thinks on the matter.
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Old 12-03-03, 12:55 PM   #23
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I get that junk, too. MUCH more recently for some reason. Apparently someone must have put the word out that my man-part is too small and mushy, and I need to refinance my APARTMENT. Yeah.
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From what I understand, the recent Sobig.f virus managed to weasel it's way into many computers, and it's mission is to spam. Maybe this is a possible explanation for the recent increase in this type of spam?
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Seeing that Nashbar is in business to get customers I highly doubt, in fact i am willing to bet they do not sell their mailing lists to porn sites. I am on Nashbar and performance and hardly get any spam at all ( I practice safe email) did you know that there are adult sites out there that will spam you after you just visit their sites?
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