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    Sudden SPAM driving me NUTS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Pat, half of what he told you was a lie, the other half was probably untrue. But both are well worth hearing! That's how military aviators roll.

    Hey Jake!

    I needed a good laugh tonight.... thanks! And yeah, I am sure the truth was stretched a tad here and there....but I'd been around those types long enough that yeah, airmen, kinda like bass fishermen, usually stretch it 'a little here and a little there'. 8-)

    Cheers!

    Pat
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    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, Pat. That was my motto and the motto of my shipmates!
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_rod View Post
    Great story there, Patrick! Thanks for the link!
    Cheers!
    Pat


    I hope you caught the link to the other "speed check" story on that page to:
    The Ultimate Ground Speed Check - Tales from the Blackbird
    https://oppositelock.kinja.com/favor...ory-1079127041





    - Patrick
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    Sudden SPAM driving me NUTS!
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    Yes, Patrick, I did read that article too.

    Now I need to look around for the book written by Sled Driver Schul.... it's out of print but rumors in the replysections of those articles indicate it is out there, somewhere, in PDF form. Time to start digging around a little...... ;-)

    Cheers!

    Pat
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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    Sudden SPAM driving me NUTS!
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    THREAD UPDATE!

    Just a quick update. I have not downloaded Spam Sieve yet....and maybe I don't have to. I located the "source" of the spam, a company I ordered something through. I contacted them (well, they contacted me via email first on another matter) and was able to find out that yes, they were the folks who shared my address to about a dozen different companies. Since I 'unsubbed' from all of those companies (most were reliable and did check out....not 'paper' companies, etc}....and so far, I've gone almost week without any 'weird' unsolicited emails. Just normal 'crappola' form the usual suspects :-)

    Crossing my fingers. If it starts up again, then I'll get Spam Sieve and let it work its' magic!

    Thanks to everyone here for their help and suggestions!

    Cheers!

    Pat
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Albert Einstein

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    Same thing happened to me with my 20 year old comcast email. I was getting 5-10 spams a day. I hit unsubscribe and it got exponentially worse [30-50 a day]. I just ignored it for about a few weelks and they started going away. Only get one maybe two per day now. Good Luck.

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    Hey, kilo15!

    Earlier in this thread, I was told NOT to unsubscribe because that could make things worse. (I had already sent dozens of unsubstantiated back to the "spammers" before I knew that). But something worked....and now if an occasional one comes in I just delete it. But I, like you, have had this email addy for decades and just out of the blue I was getting these unsolicited emails. I did receive a lot of great info (I always do here) so if it starts up again, I'll know what to do! 8-)

    Thanks for the reply!

    Cheers!

    Pat
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Albert Einstein

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    You are very welcome. Glad to hear things are working.

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    Earlier in this thread, I was told NOT to unsubscribe because that could make things worse. (I had already sent dozens of unsubstantiated back to the "spammers" before I knew that). But something worked....


    I had always been told the same thing but started using the unsubscribe option some time ago and it certainly seem to work, at least for the legitimate sites that actually honor the request.

    I'm also a member of Spam Cop that I'll send some spam e-mail to (using an AppleScript) who may provide a reporting form to report the nasty e-mails to the associated abuse department. At least some of it seems to work and it is worth the small extra effort to me, and hopefully help stamp out some of these spamming *******s. What a waste of bandwidth and resources they can cause!!!





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