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    Spam box/folder

    How many of you look in it on a regular basis, if at all?

    I was prompted yesterday by a third party to look at mine just as someone had been trying to get hold of me to no avail.

    Anyway, I didn't think anything was in there as the folder wasn't highlighted like any of my other folders which displays the number of any unread items in them.

    Well bugger me, just the 153 emails in there from Russian and Asian lovelies looking for my friendship'😜

    I had Mr Innocent Bunion also who was being held at the airport trying to deliver to me a consignment containing $4.8m and needed me to pay for his release 😂

    I was amazed at the amount of vouchers, gift cards and prizes being offered by all the so-called main supermarket chains that were all dodgy looking when you look at the sending addy, although it could be a marketing company, its no wonder people get caught out by these😡

    Bucket loads of gambling emails along with credit card & guaranteed loans mail 😞

    But mixed in amongst all those spam emails were a couple from this person who had been trying to get hold of me for a few months and a couple from Lincoln Quaker, hmm wonder what that says about them both to end up in my spam 😜

    So, do you check yours and scroll through them weekly, monthly or only as and when?

    Are you ever tempted even though your not expecting anything but do shop at a particular place to open one that says you've been selected to win something blah blah blah.

    153 😳

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    Re: Spam box/folder

    Work spam inbox gets checked every time a mail goes in there so as much as several times a day

    Personal mailboxes vary from a few times a week to once a month

    Had a huge spam problem on an old mailbox with thousands per day going into to the point I had to stop using it

    Mostly legit companies simply over-advertising or scams (or status updates from social media which I count as spam also)

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    Re: Spam box/folder

    I check mine and empty the rubbish at least on a weekly basis
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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    Re: Spam box/folder

    If you have a btinternet.com email address and you use an email program like Outlook or Windows Live Mail , then you should occasionally log onto your webmail and check your Bulk mail folder.

    Mail that goes into "bulk" doesn't make it to your email program and I've found many missing emails that customers have been unaware of
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    Re: Spam box/folder

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    If you have a btinternet.com email address and you use an email program like Outlook or Windows Live Mail , then you should occasionally log onto your webmail and check your Bulk mail folder.

    Mail that goes into "bulk" doesn't make it to your email program and I've found many missing emails that customers have been unaware of
    That's interesting, I have a business account (btconnect.com) and use outlook, almost never get juke mail.

    Could you put in stupid mans terms, how I access the webmail ? Cheers.
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    Re: Spam box/folder

    Just tried to log into my freeserve account to have a look but not working

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    I use AOL and its highlighted how many emails i have ,how many i have recently deleted ,how many sent emails i have sent and how many SPAM MAILS I have ,so i check them on a daily basis . .
    common sense is so rare it should be classed as a super power.

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    Re: Spam box/folder

    currently in my gmail are 229. it self deletes them after 30 days too!!

    Edit, I have had:

    A F word that rhymes with Duck Buddy request
    Bingo
    Credit Cards
    Chinese Singles
    Various golf clubs
    golf shops
    Sexy girls
    Hot russian women

    And a load of stuff i'm not interested in.
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    Re: Spam box/folder

    721 in mine - a new record - at least 720 of which are 'the usual suspects'!

    Occasionally look through to ensure that nothing has snuck in there, but only ever had a couple of real ones sent there and only had 1 or 2 spam ones in my inbox - so the spam filter is pretty good!

    Some amusing variations on a couple of constant themes though!
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    Re: Spam box/folder

    127 and only a handful promising me Exotic Russians and Russian Beauties - the rest are just rubbish.
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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