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Nov 25 2006
By: NavS2 Ghost of Sparta 16138 posts
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Spam the spammers!

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"When you give your email address to a website, you hope that they don't sell or trade your address to a bunch of spammers. Well if they do, here is a simple way to see what sites are responsible for what particular piece of email. This requires you have a Gmail account.

If your Gmail login name was username@gmail.com and you went to samplesite.com to fill out a registration form, instead of just entering username@gmail.com as your email, enter it as username+samplesitecom@gmail.com instead. When Gmail sees a "+" in an email address, it uses all the characters to the left of the plus sign to know who to send it to. In this example it would still send it to username@gmail.com.

Now whats cool is if you search Gmail for username+samplesitecom, you will see all massages that were sent to that email address.

To see who is responsible for sending a specific message click the Show Details link and you will see the complete address.

Neat!"


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That's pretty cool, I'm gonna try it more often.... it tells you who spammed, but spamming them.... I don't know how you'll do that.... maybe forward it all back to them :smileyvery-happy:!
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Fender Bender
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Re: Spam the spammers!

Nov 25, 2006
Awesomeness.

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Sackboy
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Re: Spam the spammers!

Nov 25, 2006
I must try this, because I get about 40 emails a day of useless advertisements.
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Treasure Hunter
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Re: Spam the spammers!

Nov 25, 2006
Yeah, I have to try that. Revenge is a **bleep**.
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Uncharted Territory
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Nov 25, 2006
lol, awesome. i will try this as soon as I have time, cuz I'm leaving for somehing now.
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Uncharted Territory
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Re: Spam the spammers!

Nov 25, 2006
Thanks, I'll have to try that.

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: Spam the spammers!

Nov 25, 2006
quit spamming you spammer j/k i will try that
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