Boyfriend keeps getting spam invites to join eharmony and singles.net
WTF? He isn''t registered at the sites, but how do they get his e-mail for ads? Is it because he is surfing those sites? grrrrrrrrr
So....you''re peeking into your bf''s email.\
Yes OP. I get spam all the time from Russian mail order bride services and penis enhancement drug companies because I surf for that sort of thing all day...
r1 - that''s right I don''t trust him, now this is making me more suspicious. And yes I know it''s wrong looking at his e-mail, have never done this to previous boyfriends so I obviously know something is not right here.
OP expecting to get flamed for being nosy
Either you''re brand new to the internet or you''re an idiot, OP.
I never get Spam, so that''s why I am asking
Wow...jealous over your BF''s spam...that''s a new level of crazy, OP!\
And why are you privy to his email?
He uses the same password for everything. He has had me send e-mails and Facebook messages out for him before because he is a super slow typist and terrible speller. %0D\
I get spam for christian singles groups and pussy porn all the time...hundreds of them. OP must not be very familiar with how many millions of spam messages are sent out everyday.
You are truly an idiot, OP
That doesn''t explain why you were snooping in his email. How, yes. But not why.\
Are you gay? You sound like a crazy straight chick. Eharmony doesn''t allow gay profiles.
r10 - Boyfriend is bi. Yes, I know...
If he uses the same password for everything, check to see if he does have an eharmony account or check his internet history.
OP, why the fuck would he be getting invites if he were a member? Looking at websites does not give them your email address. \
Once an address is harvested somewhere -- maybe it was listed out on the open on some website or guestbook somewhere or who the fuck knows what, maybe he signed up for a free astrological reading or entered a contest, maybe somebody just guessed that that combination of letters is a working address -- it will be inserted in an extremely impersonal fashion into a program that sends out extremely non-targeted spam. Spammers send their shit to millions of addresses. They don''t care how many of those people can''t even use the product. They make money if some ridiculously low percentage goes for it. Like 0.02 percent or something. You can actually buy databases of addresses that you can send spam to.
I''m gay and I get eHarmony spam. And I''ve never, EVER been to their website. It happens.\
Also, you''re fucking nosy and ignorant, which is a dangerous combination.
I get spam messages telling me I''ve won the lotteries of various countries most often Nigeria. I''ve never been to Nigeria OP - it''s in the nature of spam. Sadly I''m still waiting on my millions...oh the pain!%0D\
Now grow up, split up with the boyfriend you don''t trust and please go away
"have never done this to previous boyfriends"\
sort of says a lot, hon... not able to make any of them last are you?
He could''ve registered with any site which then sold his email address to the spammers. A lot of places do that.
[quote]how do they get his e-mail for ads? Is it because he is surfing those sites?%0D\
His address could be gotten from a friend or relative who belongs to one of those groups. Some stupid people who join social networking groups open their total e-mail address list to the group. Thus your b/f could get mail from them.
R12 has a good point. See if he has an eharmony account. When you sign in its your e-mail address you use, not a screen name.%0D\
I probably shouldn''t be encouraging OP...
misshelenbedd - so you have only dated one person in your lifetime? Give it up.%0D\
OP is his email address posted on Facebook?\
If so then THAT is why he is getting spam emails.\
Data miners continually target sites like that for information.\
Also, many companies sell email addresses (like mailing lists are sold by them for snail mail addresses), so if he''s ever bought anything online, chances are his email has been sold to other companies.
Right now, it appears that eHarmony® is being spamvertised by the unrepentant jackwagon spammer Kevin Kirkpatrick and his "Wise Choice Media," or "cooplabs." He sends crap for everything from AT&T Wireless to FreeCreditReport to "Platinum Cards." The big companies really should sue his sorry ass for costing them more customers than it brings in.
He sends the crap as images, so if a SpamCop report is sent to the spamvertised company, they can't see the content. He uses throwaway domains with silly-assed names like "successleader.net," and sends to "undisclosed recipients," which apparently includes every Yahoo address in existence.
So don't break up with the BF over some spam. Just find the spammer and break his fingers.
OP, you're dating a bi guy? You're expecting him to be faithful to you?
You get what you asked for. Enjoy the ride!
Isn't eHarmony primarily a Christian dating site?
It sounds like you WANT to find some bad news.
Google his email address. Merry Christmas!
OP says he doesn't get spam. Now I know he's a troll.
R26 It depends which e-mail address I use. My gmail account gets hundreds of spams a day. My hotmail account, which I've had longer, gets no more than five a day.
I'm not signed up for any of these and I get these sites contacting my work email (which is a city name, not even a person) all the time.
Here's an idea. Instead of spying on your BF - talk to him.
If that doesn't work, withhold sex until he talks to you. If he doesn't seem to care that you're not having sex with him - than you know something is wrong.