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Very O/T, but I send them to junk
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Mike
2017-07-08 15:48:42 UTC
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I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Sally Thompson
2017-07-08 18:44:54 UTC
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I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I get
very little spam anyway.
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Peter Percival
2017-07-08 18:58:35 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk
folder that offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of
appliances (domestic ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get
these and has anyrat followed them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot
That'll be the banya.
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Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I
get very little spam anyway.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-08 20:35:25 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I get
very little spam anyway.
Is there any chance you (Mike) might have signed up for such a testing
programme? Does Chris get them too? Do these offers have an opt-out
clause near the end - usually the advice is not to click on those, but
you could research the firm concerned (if they're all from the same
company!), to see if it _is_ something you could have signed up for.
(Some of the companies that tout for this sort of business can be, let's
say, somewhat deceptive.)
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Mike
2017-07-08 21:20:37 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I get
very little spam anyway.
Is there any chance you (Mike) might have signed up for such a testing
programme? Does Chris get them too? Do these offers have an opt-out
clause near the end - usually the advice is not to click on those, but
you could research the firm concerned (if they're all from the same
company!), to see if it _is_ something you could have signed up for.
(Some of the companies that tout for this sort of business can be, let's
say, somewhat deceptive.)
No, never signed up for nothing, not no how, not never - and have never
provided them with the satisfaction of knowing they have been received at a
legit address by 'opting out' either!. Mrs. McToodles doesn't get them at
all at all.
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Chris McMillan
2017-07-09 10:31:55 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I get
very little spam anyway.
Is there any chance you (Mike) might have signed up for such a testing
programme? Does Chris get them too? Do these offers have an opt-out
clause near the end - usually the advice is not to click on those, but
you could research the firm concerned (if they're all from the same
company!), to see if it _is_ something you could have signed up for.
(Some of the companies that tout for this sort of business can be, let's
say, somewhat deceptive.)
Years and years ago I managed to set up an ntlworld spam filter, which by
some means still works, but virgin doesn't care a monkeys. I get very
little junk still whereas he!/ deluged with supermarket shopping type ones.

Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.

Sincerely Chris

Sincerely Chris
Btms
2017-07-09 20:50:53 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Post by Chris McMillan
Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
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Sally Thompson
2017-07-10 12:14:21 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
LFS
2017-07-10 12:28:03 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I never see purchase related spam in my gmail account. But when I've
bought something online I often see adverts for the same thing popping
up on web sites I visit. Which seems stupid as I've already made the
purchase...
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Mike
2017-07-10 17:55:37 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I never see purchase related spam in my gmail account. But when I've
bought something online I often see adverts for the same thing popping
up on web sites I visit. Which seems stupid as I've already made the
purchase...
That will be being triggered by 'cookies'.
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Btms
2017-07-10 13:30:15 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Post by Chris McMillan
Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I dont think its spam if you done business with them.
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Sally Thompson
2017-07-10 14:24:26 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I dont think its spam if you done business with them.
No, these aren't emails from the company I've ordered from, but other
companies doing something similar.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-10 19:11:16 UTC
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I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I dont think its spam if you done business with them.
I do. If it's unsolicited, and you didn't opt in to receiving it, then
it's spam.
Post by Sally Thompson
No, these aren't emails from the company I've ordered from, but other
companies doing something similar.
That, as others have said, is due to cookies and other tracking
mechanisms.
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Sam Plusnet
2017-07-11 20:01:36 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
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Post by Chris McMillan
Certainly not signed up to anything, and some supermarkets we don't even
use more than once in a less than blue moon.
I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
I dont think its spam if you done business with them.
_They_ don't think it's spam if I have ever done business with them.
_I_ consider them to be entirely wrong on that point.
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BrritSki
2017-07-10 14:34:54 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?

I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
Kate B
2017-07-10 15:28:49 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
I have a gmail account that I can access on my tablet and phone and
therefore use when travelling. It just mirrors my proper account and I
never see spam on it - I do get an awful lot of email from companies
I've bought from in the past, but Gmail kindly sticks it in a folder
called 'promotions' which I periodically clear out, ditto with the
'social' folder which is mostly notifications of birthdays from Facebook.
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London
BrritSki
2017-07-10 15:55:06 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
I have a gmail account that I can access on my tablet and phone and
therefore use when travelling. It just mirrors my proper account and I
never see spam on it - I do get an awful lot of email from companies
I've bought from in the past, but Gmail kindly sticks it in a folder
called 'promotions' which I periodically clear out, ditto with the
'social' folder which is mostly notifications of birthdays from Facebook.
I don't have either of those folders - did you set them up ?

Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
LFS
2017-07-10 18:18:53 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
I have a gmail account that I can access on my tablet and phone and
therefore use when travelling. It just mirrors my proper account and I
never see spam on it - I do get an awful lot of email from companies
I've bought from in the past, but Gmail kindly sticks it in a folder
called 'promotions' which I periodically clear out, ditto with the
'social' folder which is mostly notifications of birthdays from Facebook.
I don't have either of those folders - did you set them up ?
Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
The folders come with the latest version of Gmail. I've just set up a
new account and I see that the sorting is quite effective.
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BrritSki
2017-07-11 08:42:43 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
I have a gmail account that I can access on my tablet and phone and
therefore use when travelling. It just mirrors my proper account and
I never see spam on it - I do get an awful lot of email from
companies I've bought from in the past, but Gmail kindly sticks it in
a folder called 'promotions' which I periodically clear out, ditto
with the 'social' folder which is mostly notifications of birthdays
from Facebook.
I don't have either of those folders - did you set them up ?
Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
The folders come with the latest version of Gmail. I've just set up a
new account and I see that the sorting is quite effective.
Oh, I've found them now. And discovered that my carefully arranged
labelling of my emails is now buggered up with all these UPDATES
and PROMOTIONS labels :(

<fx: Googles>
And now they're gone again...
Fenny
2017-07-10 23:56:45 UTC
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Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
You can just change the settings to stop getting the emails.
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Sid Nuncius
2017-07-11 07:20:26 UTC
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Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
You can just change the settings to stop getting the emails.
I find not being on Facebook effective. :o)
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Fenny
2017-07-11 07:27:33 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
You can just change the settings to stop getting the emails.
I find not being on Facebook effective. :o)
Exactly.
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Vicky
2017-07-11 08:27:41 UTC
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On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:55:06 +0200, BrritSki
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Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
You can just change the settings to stop getting the emails.
I find not being on Facebook effective. :o)
Exactly.
One of the kinds of emails I get is from any charity I've donated to.
They email at once asking for more and then at intervals too. I give
what I can when i feel I want to and get annoyed by repeated requests.
I don't think fb is the source of any spam I get, which is almost
none. It's just emails from organisations I have supported with money
or sharing their posts.

I use gmail and agent and not much gets through those.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-11 18:00:01 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
You can just change the settings to stop getting the emails.
I find not being on Facebook effective. :o)
Exactly.
+1 (or more)!

However, some companies/organisations use FB as a significant part of
their internet existence - even some BBC local radio stations: "visit
our facebook page". Yes, you can view Facebook pages without being a
member, but they're irritating.
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Chris McMillan
2017-07-11 10:07:55 UTC
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I receive notifications for purchases from e.g. Amazon on my gmail
account but I don't recall ever seeing spam relating to such purchases.
I have a gmail account that I can access on my tablet and phone and
therefore use when travelling. It just mirrors my proper account and I
never see spam on it - I do get an awful lot of email from companies
I've bought from in the past, but Gmail kindly sticks it in a folder
called 'promotions' which I periodically clear out, ditto with the
'social' folder which is mostly notifications of birthdays from Facebook.
I don't have either of those folders - did you set them up ?
Everything from FB goes straight in the bin....
Those came up when I signed up for gmail - which I needed for charitable
purposes, but hardly ever see anything in any of them.

Sincerely Chris
Jenny M Benson
2017-07-10 23:12:21 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
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Btms
2017-07-11 06:57:52 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
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BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.
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2017-07-11 07:11:42 UTC
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But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
At my convenience seems a good place to empty spam.
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BrritSki
2017-07-11 08:43:14 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
Or just unsubscribe
Btms
2017-07-11 08:59:24 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
Or just unsubscribe
Linked in puts up a fight. Ten years on. Folk are still asking to link
with me. Grrrr
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krw
2017-07-11 10:27:09 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
Or just unsubscribe
Linked in puts up a fight. Ten years on. Folk are still asking to link
with me. Grrrr
I have either lost or forgotten my login so cannot remove myself.
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Btms
2017-07-11 13:43:17 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
Or just unsubscribe
Linked in puts up a fight. Ten years on. Folk are still asking to link
with me. Grrrr
I have either lost or forgotten my login so cannot remove myself.
They seem to to have leaky unsubscribe protocols anyway.
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krw
2017-07-11 21:53:58 UTC
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They seem to to have leaky unsubscribe protocols anyway.
Talking of which I am a member of a professional institution but now pay
the "retired" members rate. They kept sending me reminders about the
need to enhance my professional knowledge with details of courses to
attend.

Given my status I did not consider it unreasonable to use the
unsubscribe feature at the bottom of the marketing communication.

And today they sent me another one, so I have unsubscribed again.

What odds am I offered on being mailed next month?
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Kosmo Richard W
www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
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2017-07-11 23:50:09 UTC
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Talking of which I am a member of a professional institution but now pay
the "retired" members rate. They kept sending me reminders about the
need to enhance my professional knowledge with details of courses to
attend.
MTAAW - RSC [1]
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Steveski
[1] Royal Society of Chemistry, in case there's any confusion . . .
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2017-07-12 07:10:10 UTC
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Talking of which I am a member of a professional institution but now pay
the "retired" members rate. They kept sending me reminders about the
need to enhance my professional knowledge with details of courses to
attend.
I have let my IET membership lapse, but am still interested in
talks and visits, so happily registered for their updates. What
is irritating is that, although you can select from a number of
different sectors of interest, it is not possible to say "don't
send me anything about paid events".

I keep an eye on their web site, and also those of the IMechE and
ICE for matters of interest, and have recently visited:

Hope Cement Works
Glastonbury Festival site
Laing O'Rourke Concrete Products at Explore Industrial Park
Wymeswold Solar Farm
Bardon Hill Quarry

Chris
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Chris J Dixon Nottingham
'48/33 M B+ G++ A L(-) I S-- CH0(--)(p) Ar- T+ H0 ?Q
***@cdixon.me.uk
Plant amazing Acers.
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Talking of which I am a member of a professional institution but now pay
the "retired" members rate. They kept sending me reminders about the
need to enhance my professional knowledge with details of courses to
attend.
I have let my IET membership lapse, but am still interested in
talks and visits, so happily registered for their updates. What
is irritating is that, although you can select from a number of
different sectors of interest, it is not possible to say "don't
send me anything about paid events".
I keep an eye on their web site, and also those of the IMechE and
Hope Cement Works
Glastonbury Festival site
Laing O'Rourke Concrete Products at Explore Industrial Park
Wymeswold Solar Farm
Bardon Hill Quarry
Chris
You know how to have a good time, Chris!

Sincerely Chris

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2017-07-11 18:01:56 UTC
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Linked in puts up a fight. Ten years on. Folk are still asking to link
with me. Grrrr
I have either lost or forgotten my login so cannot remove myself.
Don't the emails contain something you can click on that includes your
login identity (i. e. if clicked will try to log you in as you), and you
can then use the "forgotten password" link?

Or does that involve receiving an email at an address you no longer
have?
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Air conditioned environment - Do not open Windows.
krw
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Don't the emails contain something you can click on that includes your
login identity (i. e. if clicked will try to log you in as you), and you
can then use the "forgotten password" link?
Pretty sure I tried that, but I am aware that I exist twice on their
database for some strange reason and nothing seemed to solve it.

Probably time to try again as they are so persistent.
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Kosmo Richard W
www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
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2017-07-11 09:06:59 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
I could tell TB to divert them to Spam or I could even tell T & M to
stop sending them! ... but then I might miss an offer I DID want to know
about.
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Jenny M Benson
Sam Plusnet
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Post by Jenny M Benson
I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
But if you mark them as spam on gmail, they will go into your spam filter
which you can empty at your convenience, or elsewhere.
I could tell TB to divert them to Spam or I could even tell T & M to
stop sending them! ... but then I might miss an offer I DID want to know
about.
Their paper catalogues are just garden porn.
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Sam
Vicky
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Post by Jenny M Benson
I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
Is there an unsubscribe from the list button at the end of the email?
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Vicky
Sam Plusnet
2017-07-11 20:06:39 UTC
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I do get an awful lot of email from companies I've bought from in the past,
IME, the worst "offender" in this respect is Thompson & Morgan. Not a
day goes by without an e-mail from them.
Wofe informs me that "Unsubscribe" is effective with T&M.
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Sam
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Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I think Sally meant she'd _used_ her gmail address when purchasing - not
using it to pay or anything, just giving it as the address to e. g. send
confirmation, dispatch, and tracking emails to. (Most - all, I think -
online selling companies won't let you buy without giving an email
address of some sort.)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

A closed mouth gathers no foot.
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2017-07-10 21:36:17 UTC
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I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I think Sally meant she'd _used_ her gmail address when purchasing - not
using it to pay or anything, just giving it as the address to e. g. send
confirmation, dispatch, and tracking emails to. (Most - all, I think -
online selling companies won't let you buy without giving an email
address of some sort.)
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I did mean just that; sorry if I didn't make myself clear but I'm in London
at present and therefore exhausted!
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
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I find gmail very good at blocking spam. Also very easy to attach all other
email accounts to it and suck all down to gmail via their spam net to gmail
inbox.
<languid wave>
Post by Sally Thompson
I have several email accounts. All my spam comes in to my gmail account,
and much of it relates to things I have bought using that account, which
makes me very suspicious of gmail.
How do you buy things with your gmail account (genuine question) ?
I mean if I buy things using that email address.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
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2017-07-09 07:42:00 UTC
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Post by Mike
I receive an inordinate number of emails I consign to the Junk folder that
offer me the chance to 'test then keep' all manner of appliances (domestic
ones Brrittski!) and I wonder if otherats get these and has anyrat followed
them up please?
I've never had one of those. I get chances to meet with hot Russian
females, or to enlarge parts of my anatomy which I don't have, but I get
very little spam anyway.
I haven't had any of those for a long time. These days it's mainly
things I've won in UK supermarket chains (chirality not specified).
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