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Moderator
Registered: May 2009
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Is it just me or is anybody else getting "newsletters" from flyawaysimulation dot com? It's a real pest. They took the forum mail adress.
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 772
Location: Sydney, Australia
I don't see any in my mail or spam folders...
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Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 202
Location: Sydney, Australia
yep I got it
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Moderator
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Did you request the newsletter?
Member
Registered: May 2009
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hardy Heinlin wrote
Did you request the newsletter?

nope
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Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 139
Location: Oostende /Belgium
Yep I receive them too ;( ;(
for some time now.
B. Rgds
Michel
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Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 944
I haven't received any spam from them. (My ISP is unusually good about spam filtering without resorting to whitelists or other non-passive methods.)

(I wonder if the way they're getting email addresses is through Facebook somehow? I have a strong personal aversion to being spied on and having my personal info sold to others, etc, so my Facebook account is as disabled as I can make it...just a thought...)
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Phil Bunch
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 374
Location: LLBG
I didn't get anything.
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Avi Adin
LLBG
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Registered: May 2009
Posts: 149
Nope. But our lab spam filters are pretty good. Most of what's been getting through lately has been stuff written in Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters - the IT guys don't seem to have a handle on that yet.

Cheers,
Torrence
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Registered: May 2009
Posts: 5140
I don't think their spam is big enough to find the way to common spam filters, they rather look like a small company, half serious, half unserious -- trying to earn some money with the Internet per se (no products, just a portal). But that's just my impression. The way they distribute their newsletter is spam anyway.


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Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 958
Location: Chicago
No spam from them to me.
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Will /Chicago /USA
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Will Cronenwett wrote
No spam from them to me.


Are you spamming them back? :lol:
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Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 958
Location: Chicago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
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Will /Chicago /USA
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 418
Location: Australia
None for me so far.

The unwitting source could be someone whose computer was compromised and who had you in their address book.
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Garry

Website: flightsim.garryric.com
Moderator
Registered: May 2009
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I know one shouldn't contact spammers, but I did in this case because I thought they are no "professional" spammers, just a bit stupid maybe. I just came to the conclusion they are indeed completely stupid. They don't reply. And their spam is now running on a daily basis. What a crap.

Anyway, they are filtered now.
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Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 275
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Hardy Heinlin wrote
They don't reply. And their spam is now running on a daily basis. What a crap.


Sorry, but... User posted image

"flyaway" wrote
We also have additional advertising options such as mentioning your product, web site or service in our newsletter which reaches over 180,000 confirmed inboxes.


... and thanks for confirming. :mrgreen:
« Last edit by frumpy on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:52:10 +0000. »
Moderator
Registered: May 2009
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We also have additional advertising options such as mentioning your product, web site or service in our newsletter which reaches over 180,000 confirmed inboxes.

Nice, I didn't see that. I'll ask them what they charge for this service.
Moderator
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 5140
Now they replied. They are humans.
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 944
Hardy Heinlin wrote
Now they replied. They are humans.


I'm actually glad to learn that humans are behind the scenes. I hate it when there are only robots.

This reminds me of a time some years ago when my then teen-age son would sometimes answer the phone in our home. He got stuck more than once in a computer-driven telephone-based "interview" or marketing survey on some product or another, and these robot interviews went on for more than 10 minutes in many cases. I finally recommended that anytime he answered the phone he should immediately require that the entity on the other end of the phone prove that they were not a robot/computer. Sort of a real-time Turing Test for artificial general intelligence. While this tactic did confuse some real human callers, and caused other human callers to break out in laughter, it also served to disable and stop the robot callers. There is something especially challenging nowadays about being required to prove that you're *not* a computer/robot, with no other instructions! We're rapidly reaching the time depicted in the movie "2001" where the computer HAL was in many ways more human-like than the human astronauts. HAL did become confused towards the end, though...or did he?
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Phil Bunch

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