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New Spam Since Joining TR

By FTAdmin ·
Since I joined with TR, I have received a lot more spam. Until now, spam was hardly an issue for me.

I'm not talking about the newsletters, nor am I addressing mail from vendors who follow-up when I download a white paper. What's coming in now is stuff along the lines of pharmaceuticals and sex.

Is TR paying close attention to their "affiliates"? Do these "affiliates" resell our information?

Maybe it's just a coincidence that new sources of spam happened to find me close to the same time that I joined TR (about one week.)

TR seems to have some good resources and a solid community. I don't want to regret joining it.

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I have experienced

by santeewelding In reply to New Spam Since Joining TR

In the last week, a new trickle of sex and pharmaceuticals after going for years without it.

I don't connect it to TR.

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"Care to rephrase that, laddie?"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I have experienced

No one should have to go for years without either one.

I get spam in random bursts. I'll go for months without receiving any noticeable amount, then get dozens a day for a couple of weeks.

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by santeewelding In reply to "Care to rephrase that, l ...

You have just encountered the English-language equivalent of an interactive click-able, aimed at those such as yourself with a perverse turn of mind.

It spoke only once, and plainly, before I rephrased it to speak twice.

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Not here

by DMambo In reply to New Spam Since Joining TR

I have almost zero spam at the e-mail address that I use for TR. I think you've got a coincidence on your hands.

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More of a coincidence....

by tcavadias Staff In reply to New Spam Since Joining TR

TechRepublic doesn't resell information to third-parties.

You can view the entire privacy policy here:

If you are concerned over our privacy policy, you can submit your concerns here -

-Tammy [_]3

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No problems here

by jfuller05 In reply to New Spam Since Joining TR

I'm not having any spam in my mailbox, it's probably just that "time". Spam, seemingly, goes in seasons; you'll get a lot for a period of time, then you'll be spam-free for a period of time. I could be wrong, but I'm just going by experience.

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