New spam emails!

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Pikey, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    We all see spam emails. I have my spam filter shut off because aol has a new system that stinks and always sticks my approved emails in the spam box. The spam seems to come in waves. A few months ago it was always for cialis or vicodin from Canada. Recently, I have been getting emails about me failing a background check. Well, I know that is not true. Today I received one that explained that my son has a felony and multiple unpaid tickets! Well, after speaking with him I figured out that it was not true also. You see, my four year old just learned to drive last week and has only taken the truck out for a ride by himself one time and his felony candy smuggling charges were dropped. It could be my 18 month old. I will have to have a conversation with him when he wakes up from his nap, wait a minute, I better make sure that he is napping and not driving around town!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  2. E_HILLMAN

    E_HILLMAN New Member

    You still use AOL? :shocked:
  3. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    I thought AOL died back in the 90's.........:rofl:
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Many people elect not to go through the hassle of changing email addresses. Why should they? AoL is free, just like hotmail/live.com, Google, Yahoo, and the rest...
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    I don't use it for email. Long ago, I had to have it for dial up access. After getting cable internet I canceled the aol service but retained the email address. I could use my school email address, but the user interface is terrible. I have a gmail account but that is just for junk mail, like when you have to sign up at a website to view something.
  6. E_HILLMAN

    E_HILLMAN New Member

    LOL, I was just jokin around. :)
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Well it's painfully obvious the email isnt the problem, you need to get a grip on those kids, driving at 18 months is just a gateway crime to more serious things in the future, look you already had to get them to drop charges for one that was smuggling candy.
    Whats next skipping nap time to watch Barney? This just cant be tolerated!!!
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    You indicated that you don't use it for email ... but you retained the email address. What's the point of retaining an email address for something you don't use for email?

    Also, how do you know what emails are received at the @aol.com address if you don't use it for email? Clearly you must check it, else you'd not know what was received, there ... which means you DO use it for email in some capacity, even if it's infrequent.

    Care to clarify your response so that it makes some sense?
  9. Curky

    Curky New Member

    I totally agree with Tim. You need to do something about this before the kids get carried away.
  10. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    LOL, I was in the middle of something when I responded. It should read, "I just use it for Email"! Thanks Surrealone, I can always count on you to point something like that out :great:

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    I know! I must do something. Maybe a weekend in jail will scare them both straight! I hope the sheriff deputies like changing the 18month old's diapers.
  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    [MENTION=51590]Pikey[/MENTION], it goes with the turf of being detail-oriented. :)
  12. stchman

    stchman New Member

    Really and really.

    JK, I use Hotmail for all my junk stuff. Hotmail's junk filter is pretty good IMO.
  13. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Is that what they call it now detail oriented? I guess I'm to much old school I still call it anal retentive.
  14. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    It is, indeed, what it's called when it has a positive connotation. The devil is in the details when it comes to what I do for a living ... as is true when working on vehicles. :)
  15. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    If I had a choice I would want someone "detail oriented" helping me work on my truck. Unfortunately, none of my friends or family fit that description when it comes to automotive. The guy I worked for used to drive me crazy with details. When we would rebuild foundry equipment he would have me remove every bolt, even on brackets that we were not replacing or doing anything to. Every bolt was then cleaned in a heated parts tank and then cleaned on a wire wheel. Before reinstall all bolts were then cleaned with brake clean and blown off with a air gun. All bolt holes were cleaned with brake clean, wire pipe brushes, compressed air, and threads chased with a tap. It would drive me crazy. Then, I realized how embarrassing it would be it I had to go into the field for a warranty repair and pull a bolt out with the threads covered in sand or worse, not be able to get the bolt out at all. I now apply the bolt and hole cleaning concept to almost anything I do to a vehicle. (interior dash bolts not not apply in most cases) My friends get mad when a brake job takes 45 minutes instead of the 20 a quick brake shop would take. When I explain that I am cleaning all the bolts, holes, and slides, they ask why. Then I show them that the slide pins are dry and the brake shop did not bother to lube or clean them the last two brake jobs they had done or explain that loctite's purpose is defeated if it is put on a bolt that is going into a dirty hole. So, if someone asks me if I am "detail oriented" or "anal retentive" I proudly respond with a "Yes".

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