Updates and I Hate Spam (The email kind, not the kind in a can, because plate lunch is good!)

Okay. I know I’m a big loser for not blogging, but I’ve actually been busy. In the last couple of months this is what’s gone on:

- Finals;

- Won a kickball championship. Woo hoo!;

- Slid into 3rd base and screwed up my knee in the championship game, but only needed to bandage it for a couple of weeks. Decent scar;

- Friend’s birthday/fight night;

- Dad stayed with me for 3 1/2 weeks;

- Spent a weekend at the beach clam digging;

- Left town the weekend before the 4th and visited mom;

- Anything but clothes (ABC) party where we had to make our outfits out of alternative materials/objects;

- Dad came back for 5 days;

- More kickball (of course);

- Bridal shower;

- Bachelor party at our house, therefore slumber party at my BFF’s house;

- Furnished 2 of our spare bedrooms;

- Painted an accent wall in the great room;

- Got myself a settee for the master for my birthday in 2 weeks;

- Trying to design a “modern” room around some gorgeous chairs given to us by a family friend;

- Friends! I get to see my friends! I took the summer off of school and have been doing a lot of visiting. It’s been great!;

- Lots of laundry;

- And all that normal stuff like work, sleep, food, etc…;

- Oh, and slid into 3rd base subbing for another team this time screwing up my knee really badly. I have an MRI today to find out if I have tendon tears and need to immobilize my leg for 6 weeks. We have the kickball championship on Sunday so I sincerely hope it’s just ugly, not really hurt. See photo below.

All the colors of the rainbow.

Today’s post will be brief, but I must insist that it has me nearly over the edge. I’m going bonkers.

Preface: You know spam right? Well a company is continually sending a promotion to ‘like’ them on Facebook and possibly win an iPad to my office email address. I’ve unsubscribed a number of times, but the crux of the matter is that my office email address is the catch-all for any misaddressed email at our server. The company sending the promotion keeps sending email to different people, some that have never worked here, and I keep getting these emails over and over and over again. They are actually a company I use regularly, and will continue to do so, but that means I cannot put them into the spam filter. So I just keep getting email after email after email to friggin’ ‘like’ a FB page and possibly win an iPad. It is driving me bonkers.

See the email string below. (I have changed all names/real information to protect the innocent and myself from being sued.)


 

From: info@i_am_an_annoying_spam_email.com [mailto:info@i_am_an_annoying_spam_email.com]
To: firstnamelastname@the_company_i_work_for.com
Subject: Annoying Spam Company iPad Promotion

For non-Facebook users:

Step1: Create your own Facebook account:

            Go here to sign up for an account.
Need help signing up? Watch this YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Annoying_Spam_Company_Video_

Step2: Go to our fan page

            http://www.facebook.com/Annoying_Spam_Company

Step3: Click the “Like” button and become a fan

For Facebook users:

Go to our fan page  http://www.facebook.com/Annoying_Spam_Company and click the “Like” button and become a fan
Watch the video to learn about our new cloud printing solution Annoying Spam Company: Digital Document Shipping
http://www.youtube.com/Annoying_Spam_Company_Video_

I see this like 20 times a day.

To unsubscribe this account from our mailing list, click here.

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This is where after clicking unsubscribe about 20 different times I am still getting email. I call their 1-800 number and immediately ask to speak to management. After a random customer service person is confused (I knew that would happen which is why I asked to speak to management in the first place) I am transferred to management and they have me forward the email you saw above. The one I’ve gotten about 100 times already! Ugh.

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FW: Annoying Spam Company iPad Promotion

From: support-owner@mail.Annoying Spam Company.com [mailto:support-owner@mail.Annoying Spam Company.com] On Behalf Of CallMeQuirky
To: support@Annoying Spam Company.com
Subject: [Annoying Spam Company-Support] FW: Annoying Spam Company iPad Promotion

To Whom It May Concern:

I continually get this email over, and over, and over again throughout the day sent to myriad different names @the_company_i_work_for.com. It is distracting, this is spam, I will not like you on Facebook nor will I try to win an iPad. Please stop sending me all mail regarding this promotion.

Thanks,

CallMeQuirky


 

From: Some Customer Service Guy [mailto:SomeCustomerServiceGuy@Annoying_Spam_Company.com
To: 'CallMeQuirky'
Cc: support@Annoying Spam Company.com
Subject: RE: [Annoying Spam Company-Support] FW: Annoying Spam Company iPad Promotion

Hi CallMeQuirky,

We request you to kindly click on “To unsubscribe this account from our mailing list, click here.” at the very bottom of the email. This would stop promotional emails.

Thanks & Regards.

Some Customer Service Guy

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachment contain confidential information that may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not review, retransmit, print, copy, use or disseminate it. Please immediately notify us by return e-mail and delete it.

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From: support-owner@mail.Annoying Spam Company.com [mailto:support-owner@mail.Annoying Spam Company.com] On Behalf Of CallMeQuirky
To: Some Customer Service Guy
Cc: support@Annoying_Spam_Company.com
Subject: RE: [Annoying Spam Company-Support] FW: Annoying Spam Company iPad Promotion

Some Customer Service Guy,

I have been unsubscribing, but unfortunately I am receiving this email to a plethora of different email addresses. As I stated before all emails addressed with @the_company_i_work_for.com come to me unless it is a valid user name. Mine is the “catch all” just in case someone misspells the name of an email address. For example all of these would come to me, because these people don’t work here:

WinnieThePooh@the_company_i_work_for.com

MickeyMouse@the_company_i_work_for.com

JesusChrist@the_company_i_work_for.com

MahatmaGandi@the_company_i_work_for.com

I am receiving emails for not only former employees, but people who have never worked here, ever, and may not even exist. They are also combining random first names with the last names of both current and former employees. I need for all email addresses ending in @the_company_i_work_for.com to be removed immediately. It is unbelievably annoying and a distraction.

Thanks,

CallMeQuirky

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Hi CallMeQuirky,

Technically this is not possible. For eg. We validate both Username “WinnieThePooh” and the domain “@the_company_i_work_for.com” . So if the username is not valid then the email should fail.

But I will still check our email blast system and remove all emails with @the_company_i_work_for.com. Apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

___________________________________________________

Some Customer Service Guy

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FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GOOD AND HOLY I HOPE THAT TOOK CARE OF IT! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 thoughts on “Updates and I Hate Spam (The email kind, not the kind in a can, because plate lunch is good!)

  1. HI Sarah! WoW I hope that knee isn’t messed up too bad, that looks like it hurts something fierce. Glad to see a new post, hope you get better soon!!! Without SPAM too! ;-)

  2. Holy cats! That’s quite the lunchmeat knee you have!
    Hope it’s all cosmetic and you’re able to play this weekend.

    Congrats on the house and decorating progress!!! veryvery cool.

    For the email, depending on who your email provider is,you might be able to block emails from that domain so that anything from them never makes it to your inbox.
    Check with your provider if you have some sort of blacklist you can add them to.
    (And keep an eye on that Mahatma Ghandi fellow.I’ve heard he can be bad news!)

    • Ha! The stupid leg has graduated to the scene in The Nutty Professor where Buddy Love gets fat again, turning back into Professor Clump, and a ton of fat shoots into his ankle. My ankle looks exactly like that, except it’s full of blood and grossness and is turning purple. The purpleness is actually gradually moving down the length of my leg and I googled MRI results, 2 – 3 weeks. Balls!

      • doggonnit… sadness for Sarah! I can’t believe it’s gonna take THAT long for some Doc to interpret the MRI… geez, you could injure it more while they’re taking their sweet time. Hope you have a good ortho doc checking up and taking good care of you, knee joints need TLC at this point. Wish you the BEST Sarah for a quick recovery, this sounds painful with a healthy dose of ‘ugh!!!’ thrown in! ;-)

      • Update as of Saturday. Preliminary MRI readings suggest a partial tendon tear. More to follow. They prescribed me a knee immobilization device that I have to find from some medical supply company.

        The catch is, when I’m not moving my leg my foot goes numb. I’d rather just do physical therapy. Yuck. No surgery though!

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