Thursday, 7 June 2012

Running a Generic E-mail Address

As those with a functioning brain (ie everyone who reads this site) will know, we have an OutspokenRabbit e-mail address at the top of the screen for anyone who wishes to get in touch. It's served us quite well, has enabled people looking to post on here to get in touch and connected us with the legend that is TC - god bless that man.

However, there is another reason why I'm convinced it was the right move, even if we exclude the obvious point that giving your personal contact details to every man and his dog could never consitute a smart move. The amusing aspect of this is not just the volume of junk e-mail that we get, but the nature of it

In less than 12 months, we would (apparently) have won in excess of £10 million had I simply been possessed of sufficient decency to provide my address, telephone number and bank details. I've just had a message from someone with a 'proposition' into which they offered no explanation, propaganda from the British Tobacco Programme, invites to become a marketing guinea pig for some corporate entity or another, numerous and various e-mails in foreign languages that once translated have turned out to be scams, and then the odd article of substance, like TC getting in touch or Mimi offering to post here.

The only reason I can imagine them sending out this junk is because someone, somewhere is sufficiently stupid to take it seriously.

All good fun, and for those who are reading and run their own site, definitely to be reccommended. Take care and I'll catch you soon.


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  2. My head's growing bigger by the minute Daz! Thanks a lot!

    You make a serious point though-junk mail is a pain, and with certain viruses that are going around now, I suggest that you do not open any of them, as much as is possible. And as for the scammers, i.e. 'You've won the Ugandan lottery-congratulations!!! You win £100million Ugandan dollars (probably about £3) just send us £500 to 'release' the funds.