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Anyone ever get these in their junkmail? What's the scam?

todiefor

TRIBE Promoter
Because if there is no scam what's the point? I continually get e-mails that say this:

i think you are hot i love your pic lethookupaddmetomsn mine is
playfullhottie

from different e-mail addy's, all from earthlink addresses, but of course they are one way, if I write to ask where on earth they saw my pic the thing just bounces back...
 

acheron

TRIBE Member
could be a test email to see if you respond, then they send more (real) spam to you. it validates their list.

never answer spam, positively or negatively. just delete it.
 

Rataxès

TRIBE Member
Often times you don't even have to respond to validate the list - if the email has images in it, a lot of spammers use a tracking gif that is unique to your email, if you open it or have your preview pane on your email client downloads the image and bingo, they know they have a live address and that the message was 'read'.

The moral: turn off images in your email client!!!

/I'm a marketing scumbag
 
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