Myra Faye Turner, Writer
If you're like me, you probably get your share of spam email. It's annoying and time consuming deleting unwanted emails from women who want to show me their vaginas or companies offering to make my penis harder. I admit, I don't have problems with my Gmail account (nor do I have a penis) but Yahoo! sucks big time in keeping the spam out. But, I have my small business account, which includes my domain name, with them so for now I have to deal with it.
If you're like me, you've probably gotten up on the wrong side of the bed one morning and when you sat down to check your email, you fired off a "go fuck yourself" reply to any number of spam messages (come on, don't tell me I'm the only one). But no matter how much you feel like doing so, don't respond to spam messages.
For one, most of the messages will simply bounce back because they aren't real accounts. What they're hoping is you'll be stupid enough to click on whatever link is within the email. The other group of miscreants, are simply checking to see if your email is valid and if you're the type to open spammy messages. You will probably actually get more spam if you respond. This is also true of any message that asks you to "click here to unsubscribe", unless of course, you actually subscribed in the first place.
What's even more annoying than the Viagra and porn spam is this shit here:
Really? No, just please stop this foolishness.
I admit, I open some of the emails just out of curiosity. I want to see how dumb the spammers are, as evidenced by their piss poor grammar. Of course, I never click on any links but some are worth a good laugh if I have a free minute or two.
There's got to be a better way to block spammers. Just think, if they spent as much time pursuing legitimate business opportunities, they could actually make a decent living.
And that's my rant for today.