Email Study Results



  • Continuing the discussion from The Funny Stuff Thread:

    @ben_lubar said:

    Let's try this. TDWTF is a pretty popular website in the Google. I'll post the following:

    ben.lubar+2014-09-22@gmail.com

    Tomorrow I'll count the number of:

    • Spam I get on my (not posted anywhere by me) email address
    • Spam recieved at the address above that appear to be automated
    • Emails recieved at the address above that appear to be human-produced

    This address has not been posted anywhere before this post and under our date system, this email address will never happen again.

    UNSOLICITED UNIVERSITY EMAILS

    As UW-Milwaukee begins its annual Campus Safety Week I want to share a personal message regarding safety at our university.


    Every Monday morning all students in the college will receive announcements highlighting activities in the college and important dates/deadlines. We understand that you are receiving a lot of e-mail and this is why we have decided to allow announcements only once a week versus sending numerous announcements throughout the week. We encourage you to read the announcements to remain on top of important academic news and career services updates, as well as to find ways to get involved outside of the classroom. The e-mails will always be clearly labeled "CEAS Student Announcements".


    Dear Students,

    The Accessibility Resource Center's (ARC) mission statement is: Promoting Access, Inclusion and Community. With Fall officially here, and you’ve had a chance to settle into your classes, the A.R.C. would like to send out a few reminders for a successful semester.

    NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This email and any attachments, contains information that is, or may be, covered by electronic communications privacy laws and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this email contains any student specific data or information, these laws apply. If you are NOT the intended recipient(s) of this email, please disregard the content, delete the email message and notify the original sender.



    Fwd: Freshmen Senator Elections - NOMINATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY

    The Student Association (SA) is still accepting nominations for first-year students to run for election in the upcoming Freshmen Senator Elections. Each year, the SA reserves 5 senate seats for first-year students, and nominations are open for those who would like to represent the views and interests of our freshmen students in UWM’s official student government.


    AUP passenger elevator #2 will be down until further notice.

    NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This email and any attachments, contains information that is, or may be, covered by electronic communications privacy laws and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this email contains any student specific data or information, these laws apply. If you are NOT the intended recipient(s) of this email, please disregard the content, delete the email message and notify the original sender.

    OTHER SPAM

    Sent to the address listed in the previous post

    Absofuckinglutely no emails sent to that address. Either bots can't index Discourse because it uses up too many resources or I just need to wait longer.

    Sent to addresses other than the one listed in the previous post

    Thanks in support of sharing such a nice thinking, article is fastidious, thats why i have

    read it completely

    (posted on my defunct blog)


    I read a lot of interesting articles here.

    Probably you spend a lot of time writing, i know how to save

    you a lot of work, there is an online tool that creates high quality, SEO friendly articles in minutes,

    just search in google

    (posted on my defunct blog)


    Important DreamSpark Notification: Changes Coming to DreamSpark Log In

    (this is the fifth email I have received with identical content and title)


    Black and white film may seem an odd medium for a fairytale, but in the absence'.

    Now, if folk legends can be trueand ancient myths can be believed,then Terra of Gawain despairedthough to Legolas she later cleavedwith arms and pallid legsthat girded round his waistto embrace his lovely figurewhist a kiss upon him placed - Then death, the macabre priest,a new marriage made

    eternalbetwix the fair-faced Legolasand the sweet Terra-Firma.

    This marked the genesis of Monotheism and subsequent lost

    wisdom.

    (posted on my defunct blog)


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    Like more information? Simply respond to the HR manager at with your application and we will get back to you.

    Sam
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    (sent to my university address)


    I read a lot of interesting posts here. Probably you spend a lot

    of time writing, i know how to save you a lot of work, there is an online tool

    that creates readable, SEO friendly posts in seconds, just search in google

    (posted on my defunct blog)

    EMAILS FROM TDWTF MEMBERS TO THE AFOREMENTIONED ADDRESS

    @PJH said:

    Subject: Boo!

    🙂

    (@PJH your email is dated 2014-09-23T00:00:48+01:00 but it was recieved in PDT and opened in CDT, and none of that is actually relevant since I'm doing this for 24 hours and not until midnight.)

    OTHER THINGS IN MY EMAIL

    • 42 Discourse reply notifications
    • 4 Google+ Hangouts chat logs
    • 1 Google+ comment thread
    • 1 post notification from the defunct Spore API forum

    SUMMARY

    • 1 email to the address I posted yesterday (from @PJH)
    • 7 emails to my university address, none of which I solicited, 5 of which were from the university administration
    • 5 things that were not emails but showed up in my all mail folder
    • 5 emails to my old address that got forwarded to my gmail (4 blog comments, 1 forum post)
    • 42 emails to my gmail address, all from Discourse, all helpful


  • This is how I feel about emails.



  • @ben_lubar said:

    Either bots can't index Discourse because it uses up too many resources

    They can, they use the pagenated version.

    @ben_lubar said:

    or I just need to wait longer.

    Probably.

    Or they stopped harvesting email addresses from publicly visible websites due to the low value of those.


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