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Re: The hits just keep on rolling
Posted By: Dennis Bevers In Response To: The hits just keep on rolling (Mel. White)
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 6:37 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: The hits just keep on rolling (Mel. White)
>> 1300 pieces of spam mail -- the risk you run when your address is on
>> the internet and visible. It's all in the spam in box, but it's worth a
>> gander to see "what's hot" in spam these days.
1300 pieces? I assume that's per day. My website isn't that popular, but maybe that's not such a bad thing after all.
>> Also in the spam-box -- an outfit called WRM Media sends an email to
>> the bogus Dave. Dave is really popular. Dave has more friends than I do.
>> WRM Media is telling him that he's a possible winner of Apple products.
>> I'm sure ol' Bogus Dave is just as excited as his nonexistent self can be
>> about winning. I'm sure Bogus Dave will get right back to them. In a
>> heartbeat. Whenever his bogus heart beats, that is.
Bogus Dave may have given my email address as a forward, 'cause I've been getting some of his email. Nothing in it to want me to change my name to Dave though.
>> WRM Media is supposed to be an email marketing firm. You'd think
>> they'd know better, wouldn't you?
I get email regularly from marketing firms that want to show me how to drive more traffic to my site. But, I'm afraid I wouldn't really benefit from the traffic if they are so desperate they have to send spam to people like me to grow their business. Hmm. If they have to reach out with spam, maybe their previous customers are becoming ex-customers at a high rate of speed!
Is FIB exempt from getting all the spam offering luxury brand-name watches, extensions of that male only body part, and all the various "lost secrets to easy wealth", or did you just not mention them. I have 4 different email addresses due to my business and websites and I seem to get some spam at everyone, but more from my primary site.
I understand if some of the biggest spammers can get 8 hits, click throughs, or purchases per million spam message, they consider it successful. They must have very low overhead due to using other people's pcs and servers to be profitable with such a low response rate. Or maybe I've got my numbers wrong.
Thanks for taking care of the grunt work and heavy lifting on the admin. Stopping by as a moderator here is plenty for me along with my business.
My home-based bizopp that isn't for everyone.
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