Emails I keep getting
#18
  Re: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Every couple of days...)
Digressing...we get robocalls that are ghosting local numbers, so it looks like it might be a friend of ours - but, of course, it turns out to be Christie from Credit Card Services or some such B.S.  The one that frosted me was the call "from" one of the restaurants in town.  I happened to recognize that one, since I've memorized it for the nights we don't feel like cooking dinner (taco salad with chicken, please, and a pork burrito).
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#19
  Re: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Every couple of days...)
So, I guess, the point probably is, unless someone knows better, maybe......  Get a special *someonespecial*@.gmail  address for all your friends you might not trust, and especially those you know better than to trust, along with all the strangers who demand an email--when "I don't have email" doesn't work. 

If you are familiar with Gmail, you can banish the hated friends to red regions. So far, Gmail is the most user friendly and longest living service. Recommended. My Yahoos died sometime in the last two years. Is Hotmail still out there? Never plan on email from internet service providers. I have a bunch, .... .... out there, somewhere. You can replace the old email address you want to save with the new junk address  (*someonespecial*@.gmail)  in most of your current memberships contact list. 

But, mostly, don't sign up for anything on line unless you know how to send them to the spam folder. My wife has her very own computer that our son, or I, need to clean up every few months. She. Does. Not. Understand.  So we made life easier for us, Son and me, and built a new computer for her.
Bruce
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#20
  Re: RE: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Digressing...we get ...)
(03-08-2018, 03:40 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: Digressing...we get robocalls that are ghosting local numbers, so it looks like it might be a friend of ours - but, of course, it turns out to be Christie from Credit Card Services or some such B.S.  The one that frosted me was the call "from" one of the restaurants in town.  I happened to recognize that one, since I've memorized it for the nights we don't feel like cooking dinner (taco salad with chicken, please, and a pork burrito).

I use my cell phone like a phone book and enter every number I call into my contacts.  If I get an incoming call from a number not identified as a contact I don’t answer it.
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#21
  Re: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Every couple of days...)
(03-09-2018, 01:28 AM)hbmcc Wrote: But, mostly, don't sign up for anything on line unless you know how to send them to the spam folder. My wife has her very own computer that our son, or I, need to clean up every few months. She. Does. Not. Understand.  So we made life easier for us, Son and me, and built a new computer for her.

Hi Bruce; my wife has a separate computer, a separate internet account, a separate incoming router, a separate email address from a separate provider.... because she does all the shopping for all of us, I hate shopping, unless it's for a tool I want.  A phishing guy found her a few days ago and is sending all kinds of bad stuff.  Gonna have to do something about that.... probably will not have to start all over again new this time I hope... 

I get a little bit of spam, but not much.  I got the same woodnet guy awhile back, but not lately...
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#22
  Re: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Every couple of days...)
Go here;  https://support.google.com/groups/answer/46608?hl=en

 Unsubscribe to google groups associated with the problem.
"There are no strangers- only friends I haven't met.
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#23
  Re: Emails I keep getting by Bill_Houghton (Every couple of days...)
(03-09-2018, 01:28 AM)hbmcc Wrote: .. Is Hotmail still out there? ...
Yes, I still have my Hotmail address from the late nineties (Microsoft has continuously supported the Hotmail.com email domain since their takeover).
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#24
  Re: RE: Emails I keep getting by knockknock ([quote='hbmcc' pid='...)
(03-10-2018, 06:13 AM)knockknock Wrote: Yes, I still have my Hotmail address from the late nineties (Microsoft has continuously supported the Hotmail.com email domain since their takeover).

Didn't MS move Hotmail to Outlook a few years back? Google opened in the later 90's, when Hotmail was hot and heavy.

Anyway, a digression. Another warning: write your email and pass in a record book, .... preferably bound in gold, so that won't be lost too. Password managers always fudge up, and want money; called legal extortion.
Bruce
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