Do I have a legit complaint?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by westernhunter, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. First off, let me say that I really enjoy and will benefit from this site. That being said, I have a possible complaint and I wanted to see if directing it to the operators of this site is accurate.

    Ever since I signed up the the "5 day email course" I have been getting RIDICULOUS amounts of junk email!!! I am getting all sorts of crap that I never saw before. I know that spam will always be a problem, but I have never received a fraction of what I am getting since I signed up for the course. Among the spam are several solicitations regarding "cooking" interests that I never saw before. This leads me to the conclusion that the operators of the email course sold my address which is the source of the spam.

    Are any of you guys and/or gals experiencing this? If not, then I need to work to find the source.

    Thanks for any feedback!
  2. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    I always get a lot of junk mail regardless of anything I sign up for. I doubt it's from this site.
  3. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since I joined here, I haven't recieved any spam e-mails that have to do with cooking. I really doubt it's from this site too.
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No cooking junk mail for me. Just the usual good deals from nigeria, etc..
  5. Did you guys sign up for the 5 day email course?
  6. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep....... sure did
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, I didn't!
  8. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No cooking related spams for me either. Just a lot of canadian pharmacy that I have always got, and offers to, errr... "enhance" my, ummm... "junk".
  9. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    Yeah, I signed up for it when I registered on this site. I just get a lot of junk mail for *****/pills and what not. Nothing about coooking. Maybe you signed up for something on another site.
  10. The cooking spams are just a fraction of what I am getting and gave me the idea that this may be the source. I have not signed up for anything on the web other than this site and the email course in a VERY long time. Since I signed up I am getting well over 100 emails in my spam box and 10-15 that make it past the spam filters into my inbox on a daily basis.

    Hopefully this is not the source and hopefully none of you guys have this problem.

    Just checked spam in inbox and 15 others in my spam folder since deleting them all about 3 hours ago!

    It is almost funny but getting to be a pain in the butt!

    Any suggestions to stop this??
  11. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Well, magically, I've been getting all these, and several a day, WATCH REPLICAS, can't tell em from the real ones. blah blah blah.

    I couldn't figure where the heck these were coming from.

    I know Jeff wouldn't sell our info, and perhaps it's not related, but if it's a common reoccurance maybe Jeff needs to check into his host/provider or see if someone has figured a way to hack the system.

    Just food for thought and I LOVE THIS PLACE !
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I signed up and no cooking spam here.
  13. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    To the best of my knowledge Jeff does everything possible to protect folks privacy.

    Many moons ago I signed up for the five day course and never realized an increase in junk mail.

    Now, we have a special section called "Forum Related Issues".

    If you feel that you continued junk mail is related to this site post your thoughts there and we will take a look at it. I caught this by accident whereas if it had been posted in the "Issues" area I would have jumped in sooner.

    Glad to see that you enjoy our site and I welcome you, maybe a bit late, but I'm glad you're here. Keep an eye on your junk mail and if you really feel that it is generated by your membership here pop a post into the "Forum Related Issues" section and we'll jump right on it!

  14. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First, does your ISP provide a Spam Filter? If so raise the level of protection.

    Second. Get a good program for eliminating adware. Adware consists of tracking cookies. So everytinme you visit a website they know you are there and then whack you with related ads.

    I would recommend MS Spysweeper and Ad-Aware from Lavasoft USA. I have used both and they really have helped me cut down the junk.

    Go to either the Microsoft site for Spysweeper or to for Ad-Aware!
    Hope this helps!

  15. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's been awhile since the ecourse, but I never got any junk mail an still don't that I could say came from here. There should be a way fer you to eleminate most all of that, will depend on yer system an such.
  16. oscarsroost

    oscarsroost Smoke Blower

    just did e-course a month or so and no spam of any kind.
  17. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I havent gotten even 1 junk mail
  18. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

  19. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I got no more spam than usual after taking the Ecourse
  20. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no spam here do you have a spam blocker 5 day course was very helpful

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