Pluggers by Rick McKee for December 13, 2021

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    Caldonia  7 months ago

    All those vet offices reminding him to get his shots, it’s ridiculous.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  7 months ago

    I get those in my Gmail account junk file. As for my Yahoo account, seldom.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 7 months ago

    The first thing I do when I read my email is go through and unsubscribe all the crap that gets through my spam filter, then the advertising, pay bills, and then read my comics! :D

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    Baarorso  7 months ago

    Those companies tend to get your addy from related services you’ve undergone. Adopt a dog for example and start getting ads for “Chewy.com”. ;D

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    ULTRA MAGA Wasa Bista  7 months ago

    Dig the ancient cathode-ray tube monitor!

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    flyertom  7 months ago

    If you unsubscribe from these unknown sources, you’re just confirming your email address is valid.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 7 months ago

    Those are called scams.

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    Gent  7 months ago

    Those pesky spam scams.

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    juicebruce  7 months ago

    Tis a small price for living in a modern world ! We live with it and move on :-) ….. May take up to 10 days to be removed from our list ;-)

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    zerotvus  7 months ago

    so they can receive more of them…….

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    nyssawho13  7 months ago

    I agree with flyertom. DON’T unsubscribe from unknown lists, just mark them as spam. Only unsubscribe forth ones you wanted to hear from when you don’t want them anymore.

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    namleht  7 months ago

    You don’t have to unsubscribe…just identify it as spam for your filter…problem solved

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    Ichabod Ferguson  7 months ago

    Don’t bother unsubscribing. Select the message and in gmail there’s a button that says “filter messages like these.” Click on that and select delete as the action. You can play with the parameters as you please.

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    chris_o42  7 months ago

    It never ends.

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    david_42  7 months ago

    Worse is when the “Unsubscribe” doesn’t work. One company I purchased one item years ago and have been unsubscribing every time they send an email. Nope. At least with JCWhitney, they had the cost of printing and mailing catalogs; email is too close to free and that 200th “sales” pitch might work.

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    ctolson  7 months ago

    Seems that most of the time the “Unsubscribe” link either doesn’t work or is sent into cyberspace. I started using their “Contact Us” link and threatened to report them to the FCC if they didn’t take me of their mailing list. Seems to work better.

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    walt1968pat Premium Member 7 months ago

    I wish I could send an electronic blast back instead!

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    GreenT267  7 months ago

    Forty-odd years ago, when home computers became a reality, we purchased one and got a free year’s subscription to a computer magazine. The magazine misspelled the first name — Rugbert instead of Robert. And we started getting flyers and catalogs addressed to ‘Rugbert’. We still get occasional Rugbert mailings, even though we have changed addresses five times. About ten years ago, I started getting emails for ‘Brad’, and I am not Brad. During the Black Friday advertising season this year, I got dozens. I have tried unsubscribing. Not the unsubscribes that ask for your email address, just the ones that ask for a reason. And I mark them as spam. But it does no good, because while the company/organization that sent me a particular message may remove me from their list; somewhere, years ago, someone compiling a master email list mis-matched my email address to the name Brad Thatcher and that master list continues to be sold to different groups. I wonder just how messed up that master list actually was. Did Brad miss this deluge of unwanted emails, or has he been getting emails for Sue or Polly or Fred? Are Sue, Polly, and Fred also getting emails addressed to other people? Does anyone purchasing an email list ever notify the original email-list compiler about address problems? Or do they just robotically continue to send out messages. Do people who compile master email lists not care if the names and addresses are correct, or are they only concerned about meeting a quota? Is this just another symptom of the times? Fake news, fake communication, fake concern.

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    pheets  7 months ago

    Well…. Why:D

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    philwinn  7 months ago

    So True.

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    Detroit Dan Premium Member 7 months ago

    Whatever you do, don’t click on Classmates.com, as you’ll never be able to get rid of them…

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 7 months ago

    Umm… It’s not just the pluggers wonder about that. Actually unsubscribing only confirms the address is valid.. good luck in actually un-describing. Best is the delete button.

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    Bex Premium Member 7 months ago

    You know those frequent shopper/discount/loyalty programs at grocery stores? That’s one way to get on multiple mailing lists.

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    Ken Norris Premium Member 7 months ago

    I literally just got a telemarketer calling me about my medicare enrollment. Open enrollment has been closed almost a week!

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    Diamond Lil  7 months ago

    I understand why and it infuriates me

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    brick10  7 months ago

    Unsubscribe rarely works

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    NELS BALWIT Premium Member 7 months ago

    And the SPAM filters keep putting my comic email in the spam folder.

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    Dorothy Ownbey Premium Member 7 months ago

    I still receive a pile of paper catalogs this time of year. At least half are from companies I’ve never heard of.

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    kaycstamper  7 months ago

    Places sell your email address! We all get it…

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    [Unnamed Reader - c91c61]  7 months ago

    Unsubscribing only confirms that they have your address.

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    Seriously. No matter how many times you check the box “Never subscribed to this list.”

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  7 months ago

    When you click unsubscribe from a lot of e-mails all you are doing is verifying that the e-mail is a good e-mail.

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    NaturLvr  7 months ago

    Hopefully poor old clueless Jerry Rainy from Oregon will read some of the good tips here about not clicking the unsubscribe link!

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    olmon  7 months ago

    I don’t bother to unsubscribe anymore. I just report them as spam & block them.

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    eddi_tbh  7 months ago

    Good fences and strong anti-malware make for good neighbors.

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    cwg  6 months ago

    “You have an email address, you must want our useless products. We know we want your money.”

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