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Comments on: Spam vs. my career http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Alex http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/comment-page-1/#comment-10424 Fri, 30 May 2008 14:18:55 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/#comment-10424 I would love to get a list of all the e-mail surnames you crazy professors get. I secretly think it’s the best way to analyze trends in student behavior: what we decide to use as our moniker.

By: Knitting Clio http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/comment-page-1/#comment-10423 Fri, 30 May 2008 11:36:39 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/#comment-10423 As someone who works on the history of gender and sexuality, legitimate stuff gets sent to the spam folder all the time. Ditto with students who have, ahem, interesting email addresses (e.g. crazysexyfatchick). Somehow the Viagra ads keep getting through though! Still, I wouldn’t turn off my spam filters because if I did I would get 400+ emails a day. It’s much easier to just retrieve the handful of legitimate ones.

By: squawky http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/comment-page-1/#comment-10410 Thu, 29 May 2008 03:23:21 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/05/28/spam-vs-my-career/#comment-10410 I can sympathize 🙂 — I turned my CCSU spam filters off completely this semester after (first) a couple of student messages from blackboard went into the junk folder and (second) a colleague’s emails kept being junked… his email address – based on his last name – starts with ‘hardgro’ . I should’ve realized that might hit on the spam filters!

Luckily I don’t get many spam emails…. yet. Not looking forward to them.