Lodewijk Posted May 21, 2015 Share Posted May 21, 2015 PS: No need to read the whole story below. I got lots of porn spam with short descriptions and links to porn sites for a while. Then one day a more personal email arrived. It only asked "Lode?" my first name and first letters of my email address. I figured it was a sex working lady, and reported it to SC as I had done with all the others. From then on I have gotten no more spam. So it looks like that person warned the porn-spammers that I was reporting them to SC. Next time I get that kind of spam -if ever- I will not report a similar semi-personal mail to SC. So I'll keep getting the spam, just to report it... PPS: The same kind of spam is starting up again. Glad to be able to report it. ............................................................................................................................. Hi!Over the last few weeks I was suddenly getting lots of porn spam. Every few minutes at least one.I reported all of them.After a week I got one that was different from all the others. This one only had a short personal message without any porn advertising sentence or link in it. It only had:"Lode?" (My first name.) I hesitated reporting it to SC, as I thought it might be an attempt from the spammer(s) to find out who was reporting the spam to SC. And if so, I would not get spam anymore, but also not be reporting it, so others would continue to get it. But I was curious to see If I was right, so I reported it. And yes: no more spam shortly after I reported that one. For about a week not one spam. Then it began again, same type. I reported it all again. And then a few days ago again that different one asking "Lode?"Again I hesitated to report it. But after thinking about it for a minute I thought: "Well, it's spam, so just report it. Hmmm, it's not really spam. Nothing is being offered you, no link, no malware. But I deserve to be without spam, it'll give you more time to do more useful things instead of keeping you laptop running just to report spam all the time." That was the lame excuse I gave myself. And I reported it. Again, no more spam since then for some days already now.. So now I feel guilty of selfishness.... am I forgiven?I almost feel like going to one of those porn sites and sign up for a one day deal, and so give them my email address...In any case, if it starts again, this time I won't report the "checking" email. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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