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Old 24th September 2003, 04:25 AM   #71
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Default If Vegemite and Marmite, Then Parwill.....

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In 1937 the Kraft Walker Cheese Company launched yet another intriguing promotion: a limerick contest with substantial prizes, including imported Pontiac automobiles. Entries poured in from all over the country and Australians were finally purchasing and eating Vegemite on a massive scale. The winning limerick has, unfortunately, been lost to the ages.
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When Australians first heard about Vegemite, a thick, dark English spread dominated the spread market and Australians were reluctant to try Fred Walker's locally made product. Hence, poor sales performance resulted in Vegemite being re-named -- four years after its launch -- in 1928.

To compete with the opposition, Fred Walker re-launched Vegemite that year as "Parwill". "If Marmite . . . then Parwill" was the rationale behind Walker's strategy to carve a niche in the market for his concentrated yeast spread.
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Old 24th September 2003, 04:39 AM   #72
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Old 25th December 2003, 06:23 AM   #73
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Today I got the first spam since I changed my email address, africa letter...

Still it's very effective to write faked addresses everywhere where it's possible.
Some time ago I changed my email address and the spams vanished but when I write my adress elvis@somewhere_remove_this_.se not everyone understand that, to remove "_remove_this_", eventhough when I write it! Therefore I have created a new address only for the web pages and after less than a week I got both virus and spam.

I'll guess that I have to change the address once a week.
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Old 25th December 2003, 09:08 AM   #74
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I'll guess that I have to change the address once a week.
Hi Per
Take a look at this: http://www.schechtel.de/email-protect/
Read a bit from the provided links on that page as well.

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Old 26th December 2003, 04:52 AM   #75
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Old 26th December 2003, 05:13 AM   #76
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Don't give the porn sites your email address

I made test account to hotmail once, i didn't put it anywhere, after couple days i was getting over 400 spam mails per day to it. I didn't select to get any advertisement and didn't put it into any memberlists and so. Address was random letter string, so it must be a) service providers selling addresses to spammers, or b) spammers send mail in "brute force" mode, just sending aaaa@hotmail.com then aaab@hotmail.com, but then they would be flooded with "undelivered post returned to sender"-mails. So it must be operators selling addresses. Nowdays i use my work mail, we have spam filter in server, so i don't get any spam to my computer
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I have yahoo broadband, and I have not recieved a peice of spam yet (been on for a year now). The only crap I get is from people I gave my email address to and thought I might like to receive their "Special Offers". I guess I've been taking their spam gaurd for granted.

I know this doesn't apply, but I wish there was a simular aproach for email. When I receive junk mail with a postage paid return envelope, I stuff it full of garbage and mail it back. The return post isn't presort, so it cost much more for them to receive than to ship. I know it doesn't really make a difference, but it gives me jollies. It might if everyone did.
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Old 26th December 2003, 07:57 AM   #78
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Therefore I have created a new address only for the web pages and after less than a week I got both virus and spam.

I'll guess that I have to change the address once a week.
Peranders

I had a similar problem with spam before I ceased, then reinstated, my website. On my new site, the contact email address has been added in the form of an image file. I know this means that anybody wishing to contact me has to type in the address rather than just clicking on the link but I have had no spam since making this change.

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Old 26th December 2003, 10:55 AM   #79
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I know about the picture trick but personally I don't like it so I suppose it's the same thing for other people.

It's really easy to change just the address without changing the account at my ISP. It's a matter of seconds and replacing the the email address at my web pages is also very easy using Adobe Golive.
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