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What happened to spam?

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What happened to spam?

#388861

Postby Rob625 » February 22nd, 2021, 6:42 pm

I normally get dozens of spam emails a day. For almost four days now I have had none. What's happened?

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Re: What happened to spam?

#388971

Postby Clitheroekid » February 22nd, 2021, 11:35 pm

It's all down to Brexit - too much red tape importing it! ;)

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby 88V8 » February 23rd, 2021, 9:16 am

John Cleese would know.

V8

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Re: What happened to spam?

#389048

Postby scrumpyjack » February 23rd, 2021, 9:31 am

I've still got a tin in the back of my cupboard

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby Mike4 » February 23rd, 2021, 9:36 am

scrumpyjack wrote:I've still got a tin in the back of my cupboard


Its still available...

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /255206418

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby kempiejon » February 23rd, 2021, 9:43 am

I like the idea of keeping some in the car for emergencies.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby 88V8 » February 23rd, 2021, 9:53 am

kempiejon wrote:I like the idea of keeping some in the car for emergencies.

Just make sure you have a tin opener, or it will be like Three Men in a Car.

V8

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 23rd, 2021, 10:06 am

Could be your spam filter has been upgraded?
Check your junk/spam folder
I have work email and Gmail
The work email junk folder has very little in it and is deleted automatically
Gmail has a bit in 'spam' - mainly along the lines of;
'You have $22,341.21 in your Bitcoin account - log in nwo to receeve cash MR Crawly' [sic]
'Martin Lewis recommends doing this to make $10,000 extra a month' [obv not really that Martin Lewis]
Less than 1 per day

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby kempiejon » February 23rd, 2021, 10:07 am

88V8 wrote:
kempiejon wrote:I like the idea of keeping some in the car for emergencies.

Just make sure you have a tin opener, or it will be like Three Men in a Car.

V8

I'm think Spam comes with a key. Even if I'm misremembering my car has enough tools I'd be able to open a tin. I'm reminded if I do pack emergency Spam I must remember the mustard.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby Charlottesquare » February 23rd, 2021, 10:12 am

The alarming thing about spam is what it is made from.

Imho the only way to eat spam is as a fritter, somehow a bit of frying oil disguises the taste and it can accompany an egg within a roll disguised by HP sauce.

Once you cut your slice take a good look at it, mark it well, then fry and take a good look at it again; the fritter is now noticeably smaller as all the fat within has melted away during the process, it is one of the few foods where frying it could be the healthier option, although even healthier is just do not eat it.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby dragnips » February 23rd, 2021, 10:13 am

You're lucky. I get at least 6 per day and for some reason, most of them are in German.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby bungeejumper » February 23rd, 2021, 10:28 am

Nothing unusual in my spam folder recently. Just the usual attractive Philippines women, Nigerian bank accounts, FBI-proof carry holsters for air travel with my Glock revolver, and the great universal secret that Donald Trump is about to reveal to the world. Oh, and the daily custom that makes Masai warriors such great lovers. Yawn.

But wait! Arctic Today is telling me that its paywall is being reinstated, and that my free subscription period will shortly end. And The Spectator magazine is offering to pay me if only I'll agree to try and read it. Again......

BJ

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 23rd, 2021, 10:43 am

Charlottesquare wrote:The alarming thing about spam is what it is made from.

Imho the only way to eat spam is as a fritter, somehow a bit of frying oil disguises the taste and it can accompany an egg within a roll disguised by HP sauce.

Once you cut your slice take a good look at it, mark it well, then fry and take a good look at it again; the fritter is now noticeably smaller as all the fat within has melted away during the process, it is one of the few foods where frying it could be the healthier option, although even healthier is just do not eat it.

I have a can of Bacon Grill 'for emergencies'
Must be well fried, and it's better to not inspect it too closely before incineration

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby Charlottesquare » February 23rd, 2021, 11:23 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:
Charlottesquare wrote:The alarming thing about spam is what it is made from.

Imho the only way to eat spam is as a fritter, somehow a bit of frying oil disguises the taste and it can accompany an egg within a roll disguised by HP sauce.

Once you cut your slice take a good look at it, mark it well, then fry and take a good look at it again; the fritter is now noticeably smaller as all the fat within has melted away during the process, it is one of the few foods where frying it could be the healthier option, although even healthier is just do not eat it.

I have a can of Bacon Grill 'for emergencies'
Must be well fried, and it's better to not inspect it too closely before incineration


Spam fritters are the sort of food that seem a good idea at 1.00 am after returning from the pub.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby bungeejumper » February 23rd, 2021, 11:33 am

Charlottesquare wrote:Spam fritters are the sort of food that seem a good idea at 1.00 am after returning from the pub.

Which is just the moment when we'd be least well advised to play with fire. :?

BJ

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby Charlottesquare » February 23rd, 2021, 11:42 am

bungeejumper wrote:
Charlottesquare wrote:Spam fritters are the sort of food that seem a good idea at 1.00 am after returning from the pub.

Which is just the moment when we'd be least well advised to play with fire. :?

BJ


Glasgow chip pan fires.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 23rd, 2021, 12:04 pm

dragnips wrote:You're lucky. I get at least 6 per day and for some reason, most of them are in German.

Six a day?

It's twenty years now since I last (experimentally) turned off spam filtering for a week. Though known spam-factory domains were still firewalled off.

Got 4000-4500 a day during that week.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 23rd, 2021, 12:06 pm

88V8 wrote:
kempiejon wrote:I like the idea of keeping some in the car for emergencies.

Just make sure you have a tin opener, or it will be like Three Men in a Car.

V8

That's what your swiss army knife is for. One of many possible situations where it saves the day.

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby vrdiver » February 23rd, 2021, 12:18 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
88V8 wrote:
kempiejon wrote:I like the idea of keeping some in the car for emergencies.

Just make sure you have a tin opener, or it will be like Three Men in a Car.

V8

That's what your swiss army knife is for. One of many possible situations where it saves the day.

Just make sure to have the one with a rotisserie attachment so you can cook the spam properly...

VRD
(hating spam since before email was invented)

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Re: What happened to spam?

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 23rd, 2021, 12:25 pm

vrdiver wrote:(hating spam since before email was invented)

Is spam the same as what used to be called pork luncheon meat? If not, I'm not sure I ever encountered the kind that you'd have in a tin.

I was only born in the 1960s, so I don't recollect a time before email was invented.


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