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Offline Ultimatum

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Anyone care to explain this?
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:45:28 pm »
I resently received this

Gamingsteve was the only place where I used this user name,so how is it that it ended up on their mailing list?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 02:05:17 pm by Ultimatum »



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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 01:46:21 pm »
Spiders sometimes trawl the net looking for email addresses. If you put your email address visible it's entirely possible you got indexed.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 01:51:06 pm »
It's nothing major anyway, you don't need to worry about anything.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 02:06:45 pm »
I don't have it currently visable so the spiders can't of obtained simplely by seeing,note the fact that i just edited my opening post to remove my email.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 02:32:56 pm »
Spiders are always crawling through here. If your worried about your email being sold to anyone, it's not. Not by Gaming Steve. It was probably picked up somehow, maybe in a post.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 04:12:18 pm »
Spy(der) sapping your account? :o
DarkDragon's Minecraft Survival Server (use this as the IP):

gamingsteve.dyndns.org

- The server uses a whitelist, if you're not on the whitelist (can't connect), PM me your minecraft name.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 07:20:52 pm »
I got the same email, addressed to Gungnir.

I use Gungnir everywhere, but since you got one too, I guess they were here.

Oh well, I don't really care, I'll just delete it.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 05:16:57 am »
I didn't get it. Actually I don't get much spam considering how much my email is out there.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 12:03:15 pm »
Damn, I want an email from this Gladiatus fellow. He sounds mighty.
You guys just can't appreciate a good adventure.
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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 12:04:13 pm »
How about those emails from that African prince? He sounds like good people AND he wants to give his fortune to me!

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2008, 12:14:56 pm »
Or the British National Lottery!
I win that damn thing like every two days.
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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008, 11:59:20 pm »
So I wasn't the only one getting those things.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2008, 10:38:33 pm »
I have the same curse as my father everyday I get around 300-400 spam mail...but I haven't seen this gladiatus makes me sad. Usually I send them a reply with a "special" thank you note.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2008, 02:31:13 am »
Usually I send them a reply

This is why you have 3-400 spam emails a day.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2008, 07:00:46 am »
and it doesn't bother me since I have multiple E-mail accounts so I just wait till I hit 500 per day then go off and get my other account  :)

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »
Guys..... to avoid it, dont say
giz@yahoo.com

say

giz /at\ yahoo /dot\ com

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2008, 11:00:37 pm »
Ah mai, wha's this durn new tin'? This be trick'ry, ain' it?

Ah mai, thi'll fool dem durn spambat, aye?

YEEE-HAW!

Yea, I don't that'll work.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2008, 09:00:44 am »
Actually that won't work. The forum software will turn your "/at\" and "/dot\" back into the appropriate symbols. It does the same thing to "at" and "dot". Most other things get changed as well. Seriously, I typed in PatMan33pieGmailcartcom and it changed it back.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2008, 11:23:03 am »
Meh. Gladiatus is an online game, but it's the lame kind because it has NO ACTION OR GRAPHICS WHATSOEVER. :P Gladiatus is an awful game. Do not play it. Seriously.

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Re: Anyone care to explain this?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2008, 02:05:02 pm »
Thanks for the advice omega, but I don't think that was Ultimatum's interest in the first place.

That's why I keep my email hidden from public. If someone I know asks for it I give it to them.