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Important notice about my email address
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x Unread post xJess   - at 10:51 am on Friday March 25 2005 x
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x Jess My old one one (jess@universalmetropolis..etc..) has been deleted. Needless to say I was less than thrilled to come home to 600+ msgs (mostly spam) sitting on the server waiting for me, when they were supposed to be forwarded and deleted to my other account. I have given up and deleted the account.

To avoid recieving anymore spam, I won't be posting my other email address; however you can message me if you need to get it. It is listed on my site, but I will be changing that one soon, too because of the amount of spam I recieve there.

In all honesty, if my computer somehow gets chucked out the window today, I won't lose any sleep over it.

The damn things have probably given me breast cancer by now anyway. hmm
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 11:21 am on Friday March 25 2005 x
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x Universal Sea that would be endlessly stressing yourself out over insignificant things.

cheer up, young jess, you are a beautiful star.
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x Unread post xJess   - at 11:47 am on Friday March 25 2005 x
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x Jess I sent out an email to the people who made it on to my current contact list -- (I deleted all my contacts from work unfortunately, in a bit of a panic) and switched from Outlook Express to Thunderbird at home quite a while ago -- so I imagine I may have missed a few people.

Anyway, I want to pass this little bit of advice along that I mentioned in the email:

"Let this be a lesson to all of you: use Hotmail or something similar if you ever want to join any online communities where you have to display your email address. And don't post your full email address anywhere where it can be collected by email marketing (spam) companies (like on people's guestbooks, etc.) If you must post it somewhere, use the fully spelled out: "name -at- domain -dotcom-" or something similarly clever."

I actually do have a yahoo mail account but it often goes "dormant" through lack of use. I mainly have it to keep up a subscription to a couple of e-groups; however, I haven't much time lately to check in on them. I'm considering using it again just to sign up on all my old developer/design forums again. I think most of those accounts won't be working now without the old address..

*sigh*
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Edited by Jess on March 25 2005 at 10:48 am
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x Unread post xJess   - at 5:33 pm on Monday April 4 2005 x
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x Jess Betaville forum's answer to the email/spam issue. Looks interesting. I'd probably prefer a form-based solution though.
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x Unread post xJess   - at 5:34 pm on Monday April 4 2005 x
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x Jess link
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x Unread post xZoe   - at 1:21 am on Tuesday April 26 2005 x
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x Zoe ive been getting loads of spam in my email addresses. to many to try and block. but ive noticed that its not even my address they are emailing its a different person everytime
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x Unread post xJess   - at 9:30 am on Tuesday April 26 2005 x
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x Jess yeah I get a lot that are addressed to Sea or our office address, too.
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x Unread post xbalancing act   - at 1:57 pm on Tuesday April 26 2005 x
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x balancing act I also have been getting emails that are addressed to another email. but , funny that they have my first name on them ... how does that occur????
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x Unread post xUniversal Sea   - at 2:07 pm on Tuesday April 26 2005 x
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x Universal Sea When the spam origins are because of somebody you're in a contact address book for, an email looks like Firstname Lastname < email@address.com > instead of just the email address.

So they can find the first name from that
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x Unread post xxDas Behaelter   - at 7:41 pm on Wednesday May 11 2005 x
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x Das Behaelter Or most probable... from a form you filled out on the Internet.
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