Junk Mail, Spam, unsolicited emails, which is worse and are any of them actually any different than the other.
Junk mail seems to have slowed down for me the past few years, even though I still get several credit card offers in which I am pre approved each month, all I have to do is fill out all of my credit information and send it back in to them, I really don’t want anymore credit cards but it is good to know I am pre approved.
There was a time that most of the junk mail like this came with a postage paid envelope, the simplest thing to do was to shred the entire contents, including the envelope it came in except for the address label with your name, stuff all of this into the postage paid envelope and stick it in the mail box, you suddenly were dropped from their mailing list.
I remember a man who signed up for every junk mail list he could find, his mailbox was overflowing with all kinds of junk mail each day, I am talking so much that he had to get a bigger mailbox to hold it all, what was he doing with all of this junk mail you ask, he had found a way to acquire free firewood so to say, he actually used it to heat his home.
Today most of our junk mail has become the dreaded “S” word, heck I remember when Spam was a slimy meat substance in a can made from pork shoulder and ham, but now it is another slimy substance that shows up in our inbox, and we are afraid to open this also.
Spam in our inbox, in our comments section, hidden as emails from friends, and what they all have in common is a link you had better not click on. Some used to offer an unsubscribe link at the bottom that added your name to more mailing lists than your inbox could handle, best thing to do is delete any email you get that you do not recognize.
I have been getting quite a few lately on posts I made a year or so ago, I just delete them and go about my business, but today I got one I am still laughing at:
“Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks?
If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.
Also see my webpage: (here was a link to some random site trying to sell something I really don’t need)”
Yes I deleted this one also; too bad I can’t burn any of these in our fireplace without using all of my printer paper.