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Determine how spammers got your address  Tags: spam, e-mail.
I saw someone use a very smart way of managing e-mail. The only requirement is having a domain exclusively to yourself.

Say I want to sign up at example.com and I need a valid e-mail address. What I do is sign up with example_com@lucb1e.com. If I some day receive spam, I can see the recipient is example_com@lucb1e.com and I know that example.com has either shared my e-mail address with 3rd parties or made it public some way.

Even better, I can block any e-mail addressed to example_com@lucb1e.com!
Scams are getting more funny every day  Tags: lol, spam.
Today I got an e-mail from the minister of finance. If I replied within two hours and paid 75USD, I would get 5.000,00USD. Sure! Of course the mininster of finance from the Federal Republic of Benin mails me about that in all red bold text with green dotted underline!

Is there anyone at all believing this nonsense?!
"Is this your photo"-like scams  Tags: e-mail, spam.
I never get how people can be so stupid to click on them. After the first at least, they are obvious: e-mails trying to make you click on some link, either because there is a comment on your profile, or some remarkable photo of you.

There are generally two types of e-mails. The first is an English e-mail from a Dutch person to whom you never spoke in English at all. The second is a Dutch e-mail with sentence constructions so bad that you would think they hired a typewriting chimp from a Dutch zoo.
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