Freebies junk mail??

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  1. princesscj

    princesscj Mouseketeer

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    I have done a few freebies listed on this site, now I am receiving tons of junk mail at my e-mail addy. Anyone have this problem. Besides unsubsribing to each and every one, is there any hope to get rid of them?
     
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  3. Minnie116

    Minnie116 Mouseketeer

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    When you sign up for freebies, be sure to uncheck the upcoming offers box, or any boxes that would clutter your e-mail. But for now I am afraid you either need to change your e-mail or unsubscribe to them.
     
  4. ncbyrne

    ncbyrne DIS Veteran

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    I have two e-address just for ordering, reward sites, etc. One is an AOL address when buying something online and the other is a yahoo.com address for everything that generates bulk mail. I never go onto the web thru the account I have for "regular" stuff like personal email.
     
  5. Maybelle

    Maybelle <font color=green>I rode my inch worm down the str

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    I wish I had anticipated all the junk mail before I began signing up for freebies on my regular e-mail account. Now I get about 60-75 junk e-mails a day in my junk file, but I still have to look through them each day, because any Disney info still goes into that file...what a pain! I'd rather deal with this junk though than the sleazy stuff that started popping up after I ordered from the free silver site. Got that under control now, but I won't go back there, no matter how tempting!
     
  6. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    Many sites that have an unsubscribe button just acknowledge to them that they have a correct email address. You should use a throw away email when signing up for things, that way your email address won't be clogged with stuff.
     
  7. CF'er

    CF'er <font color=darkorchid>Mine's so padded I'm afraid

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    and now I am being killed with junk email.

    I hate to change email addy's but I may have no choice. I do have 2 that I use but I'm getting more junk to my personal one too. Hmmmmm

    Live and learn I guess..... there are no such thing as "freebies" :teeth:
     
  8. eeyorethegreat

    eeyorethegreat DIS Veteran

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    I have several email addresses for various things one for personal correspondence. I always make sure that I use one that is not my personal email for sign ups etc and there are many free email options available
     
  9. nbodyhome

    nbodyhome DIS Veteran

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    I have a junk email address, but I also sign up for freebies mostly with companies I know, and not companies who will just take my info and sell it.
     
  10. MeggerasMa

    MeggerasMa <font color=blue>Oh, let me answer (and I can only

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    Never thought about all the potential for junk mail because I never check the boxes to allow release of info or sharing of address. Surprise! Also I never considered opening an e mail account just for that kind of nonsense. Think I'll be another person who has to change e mail addresses. I just don't want to miss the necessary e mails that might include an elusive Disney "code"! LOL.
     

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