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Re: are we attracting Spam?

Posted by Daniel Hallas on July 6, 2014, 2:46 pm, in reply to "Re: are we attracting Spam?"

Hi Carol (and others)

I didn't mean to be flippant in my reply but spam is not much of
a problem for me, at least on the reciving end. If I think of the emails
I have sent which either did not arrive or were found later in someone's
spam folder then I would change my assessment to somewhat of a problem.
All in all I would say hats off to the service providers and others
who have changed what was in the past a huge problem and almost made
it go away. Is anyone having a serious issue with spam?

I don't mung my address on this or other message boards or forums.

There are several things one can do as an end user, one is discression
Do not send out emails to groups of people with all of the email addresses
visible in the Carbon Copy box of the email, a lot of people do not respect
this very simple method of guarding the email address of others from
the email harvesters

Currently I am getting some spam from language translators from all over
the world offering their services. I don't know if that came from signing up
with Duolingo or not.

Fun fact - 60% of all internet traffic is by bots (non humans).

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