Lets Do A Spam Experiment!
Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:30 PM
I decided, to do an experiment! I just created two email addresses. One is a control, one is the experimental account. One I will reply to a few of the ads that are obviously scams and see how many emails I get. The other I will do nothing with and that way we have something to compare to. I know that logic tells us a brand new email should not receive anything. But, for the sake of science... I made it.
I will update the thread every so often, and let you guys know how full the spam box is getting.
Now, one HUGE problem! Believe it or not... I can't find any scams on my local craigslist! So, if you guys could PM me an ad so I can reply to it, that would be great!
- MH81 and boyscout862 have said thanks
Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:39 PM
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- mjodrey, tinner and backwoods have said thanks
Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:52 PM
I think some members might agree that most of what I post is spam, more or less...
Ryan, I was thinking this was a spam thread with a spam post. Other night I helped to wipe out a spammer, was hoping (and thankful) that I didn't have to help wipe out you lol. Good luck with the experiment. No one smart enough down here to scam lol.
What kind of email accounts? Free web based email, like my Hotmail, are spam machines. They are free because they sell your information. I don't know about accounts from local ISP's. I assumed they don't sell to spammers, but maybe they do?
I am using yahoo, a free one. I thought that they might do that, but I had no idea. Thanks for the info! I guess it is a good thing that I created the control!
- wvbuzzmaster said thank you
Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:32 PM
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 05:20 AM
someone has alot of free time on their hands......lol
That was my thought, but he could be doing much worse things with his time!
Posted November 28, 2012 - 01:05 PM