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Old 08-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #101
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If I receive emails from a site after a transaction, there is usually an "Unsubscribe" option in the fine print at the bottom of the email. It's always worked for me.
I wish they all had unsubscribe buttons.

Someone typed my email address for the Home Shopping Network. HSN obviously doesn't verify email addies. They have no unsubscribe. I still see their stuff in my spam folder months later.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #102
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Sometimes spammers use an unsubscribe link to verify the recipient address is valid and active. They send out mass quantities to random addresses then build their list from those who hit the unsubscribe button. It's sad but true that for every person who tries to do things right there's somebody else who wants to abuse and manipulate the system to their own selfish goals.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #103
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Sometimes spammers use an unsubscribe link to verify the recipient address is valid and active. They send out mass quantities to random addresses then build their list from those who hit the unsubscribe button. It's sad but true that for every person who tries to do things right there's somebody else who wants to abuse and manipulate the system to their own selfish goals.
Yeah, I know. I checked the link and it looked like it really was from HSN. I looked at the "original"/"full headers" version of the email

I used to report spam to SpamCop.net, but there is just too much now. Google does a pretty good job with the spam, but I have to check it to make sure something I want didn't end up in the spam folder.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #104
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What horrifies me the most is what kids put out there. They fail to see the danger of the internet. Including the children in my family. I don't see any protection for children.
I think, the entire internet has dangers for kids. If I go out, and my 11 year old and friend are here in the house, I disconnect the internet, so they can't just search for anything they want while I am not there.

Today, one of my daughters 11 year old female friends came over here wearing a playboy bunny t-shirt. My daughter announced that it is the playboy bunny, without knowing anything about what it stands for. I would hate for them to be searching for things like 'playboy' on the internet, or whatever else they dont know the meaning of.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #105
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I think, the entire internet has dangers for kids.
Today, one of my daughters 11 year old female friends came over here wearing a playboy bunny t-shirt. My daughter announced that it is the playboy bunny, without knowing anything about what it stands for. I would hate for them to be searching for things like 'playboy' on the internet, or whatever else they dont know the meaning of.
One day my granddaughter's brother-in-law came to the house with her. He sat down at my computer. A few minutes later I walked into the room. He had pornography on the screen. Do I need to tell you my reaction? I did call his parents. The kid was about 12 at the time.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #106
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I think, the entire internet has dangers for kids. If I go out, and my 11 year old and friend are here in the house, I disconnect the internet, so they can't just search for anything they want while I am not there.
What makes you think a 11 year old can't hook it back up again?

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One day my granddaughter's brother-in-law came to the house with her. He sat down at my computer. A few minutes later I walked into the room. He had pornography on the screen. Do I need to tell you my reaction?
Honestly Addie, to whatever degree that I know you from reading your posts here on the forum, I'd have loved to been a spider on the wall for that one!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #107
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What makes you think a 11 year old can't hook it back up again?



Honestly Addie, to whatever degree that I know you from reading your posts here on the forum, I'd have loved to been a spider on the wall for that one!
I totally flipped out. You are now hearing from a stark raving mad woman. He is now a grown man and still can't look me in the eye. And I don't want him to either. Some things I don't forgive. Dang, I wish I was on the Supreme Court.
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Hehe Addie, I would never have called you a "stark raving mad woman" but I also have a long standing policy to not argue with women.

I still would'a liked to have seen it! That must have been one real scene!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #109
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Hehe Addie, I would never have called you a "stark raving mad woman" but I also have a long standing policy to not argue with women.

I still would'a liked to have seen it! That must have been one real scene!
I figure I either cured him of pornography, or I drove him deeper into it. I do know I filled him with a deep sense of shame. My g'daughter's husband told me later that his brother got into a lot of trouble with his father about it. And I doubt very much if his father wants to hear any more of my feelings about the subject either. Every case I have ever heard of regarding child molestation, involved pornography. And when it comes to hurting children, I lose all of my good sense and manners. I just go off the deep end.

Today I had the misfortune of running into my son's sister-in-law. Her and one of my DIL brother's never used the word itself, but they accused my son of murdering his wife deliberately. Then the autopsy report came back and showed that she had a massive bladder infection and it went into her brain almost instantly. Even if she had been in the hospital, they couldn't have saved her. They have never apologized. She started to lean into the car window to say Hi. Without a word, I immediately started to shut the window. She hurt my child. I have no forgiveness in my heart for her or the brother. And I never will. Don't hurt a small child or one of mine. Or you will feel my wrath. Forever! Otherwise, I am really very sweet and loving.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:01 AM   #110
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It must be really hard for parents in this day and age to try and protect their children from the dangers on the internet

As Greg said, an 11 year old is probably more than capable of hooking it back up again, he then has full access to the internet...it is really scary!
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