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Is "vi@gra" in Italian still "vi@gra?"

I love the idea of this Ask post, but is there any way to modify some of the answers so this poor person/couple doesn't get spammed like crazy? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Sep 3, 2010 - 32 comments

MeFi is not for Spam?

Not cool - using your MeFi account to harvest email addresses of people who you disagree with, so you can sign them up to mailing lists? That's gotta be out of order, right? [more inside]
posted by rodgerd on Oct 30, 2008 - 90 comments

WTF, Wendell?

So Wendell apparently harvested a bunch of Mefite email addresses and sent a pointless message to all of them, and a herd of the recipients went off on a "reply all" binge with equally pointless replies. Now I have a mailbox full of crap. This is without a doubt the lamest, most wrong-headed bullshit move I have experienced here. Thanks for nothing, jerx.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 15, 2007 - 293 comments

Its a trap? Interloquition regarding the inner workings of a perceived scam

They want someone with an American bank account.
So how does this scam work?
posted by Ken McE on Feb 24, 2006 - 4 comments

I got spammish mail post-posting.

I posted a link. Shortly thereafter, I get creepy spam-mail asking me to post links to Joe Blow's slightly-related site. I ignore. Not long, though, until link appears in comments. Does this ever happen to anyone else?
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 22, 2004 - 23 comments

Spam the spammers!

In response to email-harvesters, how about implementing this as an invisiible link on each metafilter page. It generates an unlimited stream of bogus email addresses, thereby poluting the email list. Spam the spammers!
posted by signal on May 28, 2002 - 20 comments

announcement: non-logged in users can no longer see contact info.

I made a slight change to the user pages. Logged in users see everything as it was before, but non-logged in users don't see any contact information except for websites URLs. I had long worried about the spam thwarting measures I have employed not being good enough, and I've also been hearing about non-members hassling members for memberships, posting, etc. So with the new change, non-members won't be able to harvest addresses, or send you an email (unless you've got it listed on your homepage URL somewhere), and they won't know your AIM/ICQ or location.
posted by mathowie on Mar 15, 2002 - 34 comments

Email addresses with weird characters?

Why do so many people's email addresses display with weird charaters in them? Seems to be that way for everyone. The HREFs are okay, though.
posted by endquote on Mar 25, 2000 - 2 comments

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