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Hi folks,<br><br>
As a yahoo mail subscriber, I sometimes get spam messages that go over the top in offensiveness, and I feel it's unfair of yahoo not to have some kind of rating system that would let me vent my real feelings about a particular e-mail. Simply saying "this is spam" seems to lump together the run-of-the-mill lose weight, remortgage one's house, withdraw money for some stranger in Nigeria or buy Replica Watches for half price type messages with those bearing the "f-bomb" and other such horny content, sometimes promising to help me enlarge a body part I don't possess or those that are clearly "phishing" (i.e. trying to lure me into putting such personal info as ssn and credit card numbers on their site).<br><br>
I'd love to find some way to communicate my utter distaste for a particular message... something that goes beyond simply saying "this is spam" and saying instead, "this is total, unmitigated garbage that should never be allowed to darken the doorstep of my inbox again."<br><br>
And what's with this spam business? If I were what the spammers all thought I was, I'd be a composite of an overweight male or female seeking herbal weight loss remedies and bedroom conquests, a remortgaged house and a college degree by mail, plus a job processing rebates at home to repair my credit, while traveling to exotic destinations for free with money won from the Irish national lottery. Can't they just send me ads for things I really want and might actually order? Take a little time to discern my true intelligence and interests and advertise accordingly. Postal junk mail at least did that, so I'd get ads for things like running and outdoor oriented clothes and magazines, arts-related books and mags, things I'd potentially use. Not so with e-mail spam.<br><br>
And the promise to automatically delete it after a week? Ha! I tested out yahoo on this and had I not deleted the spam box after a week, they'd still be piling up. The only reason I even look at the spam box is that sometimes legit messages get filtered into there.<br><br>
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What I hear you saying is the you are frustrated at the amount and type of spam that you are receiving. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
I also have a yahoo mail account, but I do not use it at all for the very reasons you describe. My gmail account also gets a lot of spam, but I have never had a single spam message that was not automatically sent to my spam folder. My inbox remains very clean.
 

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Whatever you do, DON'T reply to spam! If you do, they will know it is a 'good' address, and you will be flooded with even more crap.<br><br>
I deal with it the same way I do with postal junk mail--delete it and move on.
 

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Mostly that's what I do, and in fact I think moving to gmail might be a good idea. I have a gmail account that I don't use much b/c friends and family have had the yahoo address for so long. So do a lot of business contacts.<br><br>
I would never reply to the spam messages, since that only encourages them. But there's a way to check them as spam if they come to my inbox, and I do so... but I wish there were a category that I could check that not only said "this is spam," but "this is particularly obnoxious spam." C'est la vie.<br><br>
But every so often, I get that "aggghhh, just can't take this anymore" feeling. It passes, of course.
 
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