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has anyone else experienced spam since registering with Fodors?

Jan 28th, 2003, 06:33 PM
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Nope.
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Jan 28th, 2003, 07:17 PM
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No more spam than usual, and I don't get that much to begin with. I am always very careful not to check off any boxes of things offered to me when I register on any site, and was equally careful when I registered with Fodor's.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 06:35 AM
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I had posted my real name and address many times previously, and never got a spam. Still haven't gotten any spam since I registered.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 07:31 AM
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I definately did NOT check the box 'yes' to receive emails from Fodors partners. It pisses me off as I registered the only email address I have had for over 5 years. Have NEVER had a problem with spam until registering with Fodors. It's irritating, but I'll get over it. Thanks to those that replied.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 08:04 AM
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I have received no travel related spam since registering. How can we have such differing answers? From those that say they've received no spam to those that say they've gotten 500-600 per week?!
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Jan 29th, 2003, 08:35 AM
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The spam that Jody is getting from her Yahoo account has nothing to do with registering with Fodors. I also have a Yahoo account, it is not registered with Fodors, and all that I get there is spam. But to reduce it, all you have to do is change your preferences or add a bulk email folder. I also don't get any spam in my Hotmail account.

I've been using my real email address on Fodors for 3 years, and like Patrick, I have never been spammed with travel email. I get a lot of travel email, but it is from sites that I have registered with and requested alerts from. I get a lot of other junk email to, and I put up with it, but it has never gotten out of hand. Receiving spam is no different than the circulars, brochures, rotos, and unsolicited snail mail that we receive each day from the post office. Put it in perspective, do you get aggravated with the mailman for delivering the junk mail? You throw it out and you're done with it, do the same with spam. You can delete, you can unregister if you don't want it, or you can block it from appearing in your email box if you have that feature through your ISP.

By the way, when I registered with Fodors, I agreed to accept email from Fodors and its traveler partners. I have yet to receive any email since registration.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 10:04 AM
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I haven't gotten any, either. Sometimes it is tricky because you don't notice those little boxes (which are always pre-checked) allowing people to send you email.

I also have a Yahoo account, which is one of my main accounts I use, actually, and I've never gotten much spam at all on it, so I don't agree that it is because you have a Yahoo account. In fact, I have a home AOL account and even though I am paying for that and that company has a fortune, they do nothing about spam whereas my free Yahoo account is virtually spam-free. I think to get spam, someone has to know your email, obviously, and there isn't any way for someone to know your Yahoo name unless you post it somewhere (or fill out one of those profile boxes, that's where they get it on AOL, I think). I did have to adjust my Yahoo filters a little because they were actually filtering out some legitimate regular newsletters I get -- so I know Yahoo itself has some filters to detect mass mailings. I know people with Hotmail accounts who get spam and I think they must sell them or something.

On the other hand, my prior work ISP was earthlink.net and even though I never posted that email anywhere, I got periodic spam on it because earthlink has a stupid naming convention anyone can guess, and earthlink themselves send you spam and won't stop even when you opt out.

I never register at any site with my "real" personal email address, you never know what will happen. So, it's hard to say what happened, but I just don't think it is because you have a Yahoo account. I do get mad at getting a lot of junk mail from the Post Office, absolutely. But the analogy isn't correct in comparing the Post Office as the deliverer to Fodors, if Fodors is the generator. The Post Office encourages junk mail by the cheap mail rates and by delivering bulk mailings without names on them, so they do have some responsibility for it.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 11:40 AM
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no spam

when I registered I indicated I did not want the computer to remember my name (cookie) and that I did not want to receive email either from fodors or its partners.
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Jan 29th, 2003, 03:23 PM
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I also registered with a yahoo address & haven't had any spam. (& thats despite ticking one of the boxes to receive fodors info)
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Jan 29th, 2003, 04:25 PM
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You're over-reacting.
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Jan 30th, 2003, 09:40 AM
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No spam received as yet , fingers crossed , many thanx to Fodors for the registration idea I'm sure it can only improve the site.

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Jan 30th, 2003, 09:43 AM
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No.
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Jan 30th, 2003, 11:30 AM
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I registered with an account I never use, checked the boxes to recieve travel news (since I don't mind travel related spam), and I have not gotten one email....period. So, no spam here, and I'm glad, too.

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Jan 30th, 2003, 11:32 AM
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I forgot to add that "yes," I did check the account I never use, just to see if there WAS spam. And, I was also in on pre-registration. Maybe those first 300 of us don't get the spam? Seems strange that some get it and others don't.

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