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has anyone else experienced spam since registering with Fodors?

Jan 28th, 2003, 12:22 PM
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has anyone else experienced spam since registering with Fodors?

I am new to Fodors and recently registered so I could post a question. Since then (just 2 days ago), my email has been getting bogged down with travel related spam. Anyone else having this problem?
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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I have not gotten any.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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I've received no spam since registering (I happened to be one of the first 300 to register).
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:28 PM
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Not at all. What do you call bogged down? 2? 10? 100?
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:29 PM
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I used my hotmail account to register. I use my other one for friends etc. I noticed today that I got an ad for lastminute.com. I have never had spam before now.However one ad is not exactly being " bogged down".
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:30 PM
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When you registered did you check the box on the registration form that said "Yes, I would like to receive news of travel deals and special offers from Fodors.com partners"? If you did check this box than what you are receiving isn't spam.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 12:41 PM
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I used to post one of my real e-mail addresses, and I don't get more junk then before.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 01:03 PM
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Have received no spam in the last four days! But then I always used my real email address before and never received spam either!
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Jan 28th, 2003, 01:53 PM
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Not wanting to sound too sarcastic, but I sure did receive a lot of spam about the time the sun came up this morning and the hot water kettle maker was bubbling. I wonder if the two events are correlated with spam? I guess if the sun did not come up, I would not be reading any spam. I would not be typing this, either.

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Jan 28th, 2003, 01:54 PM
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I have had a minor problem with spam,and I have always used my real address.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 01:57 PM
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Was one of the"lucky" first 300 to register and am not recv. any spam.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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Yes! I registered with an email account I only use for one other thing...have had the account for several years and no spam til yesterday. So far I have had over 10 each day. I did write to Fodors to let them know so hopefully something can be done to fix it.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:07 PM
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Not any more than usual.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:13 PM
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Emma,
I registered on the first day that 'pre-registration' was offered.
I have not received any TRAVEL related spam.
Maybe you did accidently check that option box on the registration form that gave Fodors' travel partners permission to send you e-mail. As it has already been pointed out, if you did check that box, then any mail that Fodors' travel partners sends you is not spam because you have given your permission for it to to be sent.
If you don't want to keep receiving these travel related e-mails, then you can block those e-mail address.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:17 PM
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I'm no computer expert, but there are about a million free spam blocker downloads. If you have problems with spam, why not install one of them?

I'm not trying to excuse Fodors if they really have been releasing addresses, but I really doubt that they have if you checked that you do not want mailings. Frankly in these days I can't imagine why you wouldn't receive spam from all kinds of sources and I'm not sure how you would know where it was really coming from.

And the part I don't understand is, if you used a special email address to register, who cares if that one gets spam? It may be a little late, but if that was a concern I'd be using a hotmail address that I never even look at, so could care less if it filled with spam every day.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:34 PM
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No. But I'm sure I said no no no no to any questions asking me whether I'd like to receive all sorts of wonderful things that Fodors' friends might like to offer me.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 02:38 PM
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PAtrick,
what are the free downloadable spam blockers? I have been tempted to buy McAfee. Even Spamkiller does not seem to stop the flow. I had to close my yahoo account which I only used for Fodors because of 500-600 spams a WEEK!

Now I am getting them on my regular private account!
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Jan 28th, 2003, 03:08 PM
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When I registered I made sure I did not blindly say yes to accepting emails solicitations. Its frustrating when you have had an email account (that I only use for one other website...and the email is one of those free ones) for over 2 years and never had any spam until yesterday.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 03:17 PM
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No spam for me. I was not getting any before when my email address was visible, either.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 06:26 PM
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No more than usual.
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