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1/14/2014
09:06 AM
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My Dearest Spammer

A love letter to the tech marketers who buy my contact information.

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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/14/2014 | 11:49:35 AM
Re: Speak of the devil
I like that he calls me by name ... then makes it obvious he has no idea who I am and has not really studied the InformationWeek website.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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1/14/2014 | 11:34:22 AM
Re: Hello Whoopty
Coverlet is right about anything starting with "Hello" being untrustworthy, even creepy. There's something "Hannibal Lechter" about it.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/14/2014 | 10:41:40 AM
Hello Whoopty
The one I get all the time is "Hello Whoopty," as it's the alias I often use. Red flag right there. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/14/2014 | 10:13:30 AM
Speak of the devil
Greetings David!

I hope you are doing well!!

My name is Barney; I had a chance to glance your company's website and some your services and solutions. Would you be interested in list in any Opt-in contacts from the below mentioned list?
Jim Donahue
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Jim Donahue,
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1/14/2014 | 10:12:26 AM
Ugh
I was in the market for a car last year and signed up for a service that would let me know which cars local dealers had in stock. The service also sold my email address to every spammer in the universe. I went from getting about five spam emails per day in my "bulk" folder to ... oh, roughly 300+. And since sometimes real email I want ends up in the bulk folder, it's now lost.

After a public, prolonged shaming on Twitter, I got the original culprit to take me off its emails, but that's only dropped my spam to about 100 a day.

 And yes, most address me as "Jim." That doesn't feel any friendlier.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/14/2014 | 10:07:26 AM
All you'll need to make this website successful ...
... a lot of pop-up ads.
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