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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Scooby Doo, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I have one email address solely for the purpose of letting AMCAS and schools send me emails. I have not put that email address ANYWHERE else besides my apps. Yet, I am still getting a ton of spam and crappy emails about deals and stuff I don't care about.
    Anyone else getting all this stuff too?
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  3. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Nope. I created a yahoo e-mail account just for AMCAS and the schools, and I'm only getting official stuff. I'm pretty amazed!

    Hope I didn't speak too soon...
  4. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2000
    New York, NY
    You don't necessarily need to give your email out to get spammed. If the service is free like Hotmail (they are the WORST) or Yahoo, they will give out your email address to "participating companies." You agree to let them do this when you sign up. Unless it's a school address or something you're paying good money for (like AOL, etc) then expect lots of SPAM. Fortunately, Hotmail and Yahoo now have bulk mail folders to help filter through all the crap and let you focus on what is actually mail that you want to recieve. You're never safe from spam. I always read full headers and report spam to [email protected] Works too. Good luck.

  5. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Hotmail SUCKS! Not only is their spam protector deficient (I still get on average 10 spam emails delivered to my inbox... luckily I don't really use that address anymore) but the service screws up often when you try to send emails. I've had friends tell me they've never received my emails even though there's a record of them being seng! Yahoo's pretty efficient though... but I use a free email service that no one's heard of... :)
  6. PTjay

    PTjay Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    west hartford, CT, USA
    does anyone use the SDN email?

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