Post Number: 3367
|Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 3:11 pm: |
Some thoughts on email which I hope will be helpful not only as pertains to this club specifically but to emailing generally.
For most members of this club, your email address does not resemble your club username. Thus when you send email to a fellow club member, chances are they aren't going to recognize who it is from. Thus, it is a good idea to include your username in the text of your message.
After checking the name, the next thing most folks look at when sifting through all the spam in the inbox is the subject. If the subject isn't something specifically recognizable and the sender's email address isn't recognizable, chances are the message will be deleted as spam.
Thus that incredibly generous offer you were making on that one of a kind bass you were lusting after in the for sale section will never be read by the seller, who thought it was just another fake Viagra offer.
Thus, since most of you are using email addresses that aren't going to be immediately recognizable by fellow club members, it would probably be a good idea to put the word "Alembic" somewhere early in the subject line.
Another good idea; in the text of your message, if you are talking about a specific post or thread, provide a link to the thread.
Post Number: 616
|Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 3:51 pm: |
Dave - Great post. When talking to other members and bass folk in general, I always put Alembic or whatever the subjet is in the subject line. I find that works well. I delete anything I don't recognize, and I am sure everyone here does too! I was going to delete an email just recently, but I recognized something familiar in the subject line f2b . It turned out to be another club member that needed help with his pre amp.
Post Number: 675
|Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 7:17 pm: |
Do you mean to tell me that those viagra offers are fake?
Post Number: 1053
|Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 7:57 pm: |
And no one in Nigeria really wants to give me $25,000,000?
Post Number: 734
|Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 2:41 am: |
I fell for that (nigerian)one once!.....I think i almost told the wife .....lets sell this F#cking house cause we just got 25,000,000 from some african. LOL
Post Number: 88
|Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 10:53 am: |
I once bought some suppositories online but for all the good they did me I might as well have stuck 'em up my a*s.
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 11:53 am: |
And those foil wrappers hurt going in that direction.
Post Number: 545
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 5:06 am: |
Glad to hear it's not just me getting al the viagra / swiss watch / nigerian funds emails - had 25 this morning ;-(
Good post Dave. I'll be following the advice.
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 5:26 am: |
What still puzzles me is how do they they "know" that I need the viagara? Go figure!
Good post Dave, I too will follow your advice.
Post Number: 548
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 5:27 am: |
They have secret cameras !!!!
Post Number: 742
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 6:19 am: |
report them as 'spam' and they wont come back!
Post Number: 348
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 11:43 am: |
Nigerian viagra is $25 mil ? And is available as ribbed suppositories ? Really ?
Dave and Keavin both have good points..report or block the spam and you'll be ok..but you will miss the Nigerian viagra and interesting things like that.
Seems like all I've gotten lately are things from AARP and insurance come ons.
Maybe one day spam will come as suppositories too.
Spam spam spam spam spam...and spam !
Ok I guess I should put something as a heading here huh...
"Nigerian Bass Spam..that stands on it's own"
Post Number: 217
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 11:57 am: |
I'm having way too much fun with this (partially due to having way too much time on my hands).
So let's not forget the mortage application adds which I would translate to... (wait for it now)
"You've been PRE-APPROVED for Nigerian Bass Spam"
I better get back to work...
Post Number: 1061
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 12:50 pm: |
Where do I report Nigerian offers of $25,000,000? Also, where does one report email for bigger breasts; bigger penises; lotteries that I've won, even though I never entered; no question prescriptions by mail; mortgages; local hot cheating wives; etc. I'm sure this is what Al Gore had in mind when he invented the internet!!!! LOL
Post Number: 349
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 1:20 pm: |
'where does one report email for bigger breasts; bigger penises; local hot cheating wives; etc.'
You can report those to me, I wont do anything about em, but I can always use a laugh !
Should be able to report the rest of the stuff to your ISP.
Gary (Bass Spamer)
Ps..thank God we are blessed with the likes of Al Gore, Alexander Haig, Robbin Williams, and Johnathan Winters.
Post Number: 155
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 6:41 am: |
If you are using Firefox on either a Mac or a PC
will allow reporting of spam using most of the major online mail services like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and the like.