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Re: puzzling junk mail

You might have subscribed to some lists and their server was either hacked or they decided to sell your info to 3rd party. I would just ignore them and don't even reply to them. Create a filter that can delete these messages automatically. You don't want to open them either as by opening them, the images will load (if any) or some scripts will alert them that you were curious reading their message so they will send you even more.

Just ignore them and that's it. If you are running a website of some sort then don't put your email on it and instead use a form for people to contact you.

Hope this helps.

On 05/02/2019 20:13, Brian wrote:
I'm baffled by the increasing amounts of e-mails I'm receiving which
are requests for a quotation on computer equipment, sent to my 'real'
address, not this one which I use for mailing lists. I've never traded
in computer hardware, and my address is even a .org domain, as you can

Can anybody explain to me what the junk mail is trying to achieve? Is
it just some sort of check to see whether my address bounces? WHY?

The latest example is appended to this message.



ATTN: Sales Dept,

We urgently need a price quotation for the below items:

Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive 4TB USB 3.0, Black + 2mo Adobe CC Photography (STDR4000100). QTY: 300

HP ProBook 450 G5 15.6" LCD Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8550U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. VPN: 2ST03UT#ABA. QTY: 70

Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD824A. QTY: 600

Samsung 970 EVO NVMe Series 1TB M.2 PCI-Express 3.0 x 4 Solid State Drive
(V-NAND) Model number # MZ-V7E1T0E. QTY: 600

Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630. QTY: 100

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Memory 16GB. 512GB SSD. Model 20KG0022US. QTY: 30

All quoted items must be original OEM products and kindly state availability of the products specified.

Feel free to contact me should you require any further information.

<Contact details removed, just in case the point of the message is to
fill somebody's inbox - but if it is, there are a LOT of people out
there with a grudge!>

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