Spam Mails... Why and how?

Philippines
March 18, 2009 9:37pm CST
For the last few weeks i wonder why my email is full of spam messages coming from elsewhere, most of it is a notification of a winning prize from companies or organizations that saying i won something and need my contact information. i wonder where did these spam mails came from and how they were able to get my email add. do you have such an experience? what did you do for that?
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5 responses
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Hi, roselynm1023! I get many as these, I sometimes think that it may come from me signing up for a job or anything dealing with money. Plus winning a prize. It may come from third party contacts.. They gave your personal information to someone else and they gave it out... Or they could have bought your name from a private based email list. That is what I think that it is. I get tons of emails as this. i will just delete them all one by one. I get tired if someone sending me emails about junk! I am not interested nor will I fall for their schemes! Don't bother with it!
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@kekexinfeng (1303)
• China
19 Mar 09
I often recieve this email too,and the people who send us this email have the different purpose,most of them are cheater,some of them are mtert,so when I see these email,I will delete them with a second thought.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I have on specific "junk" email that I use to sign up for all my free samples and sign up on all of my money making sites. I find that the more of these things I sign up for, the more spam and junk emails I get. It's because they tend to sell your info, which gets your email address out there to anyone and everyone. That's why I think it's a good idea to have a special email for all of these types of things. My regular email gets VERY little spam, then again I only use that email for personal emails. Basically I think it all has to do with WHO you give your email address out to!
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
that's a good idea. i will register a new account so that all emails with regard to money making sites will be sent to that one. sometimes it is really annoying to get all of those stuff especially scams or soliciting help about money or something. i received several in a day from anywhere saying i won a price, then they need my contact information. thanks for that idea girl. happy mylotting. i marked you positive for this one. :)
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
the pay for them, they buy them from companies, they also get them when you live you email address on a website, and when people forward emails to you and you see a bunch of emails addresses there well these people still them from there too.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I know I have been getting them as well. I just hit the delete button and there I'm done. As I used to go there and have them take my email off there list but that takes a lot of time. Your friend onlydia