How do I explain this one, hmmm....
Last year I ran ads on craigslist for Obtanium for The Pier, it seems after opening many, many
replies for Obtanium, my PC became infected with spam bots for Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and even some for heavy equipment/lifting machinery! The spam bots began out slowly, a few a day, then dozens a day and eventually 100's! of spams on a daily basis, wtf?!...Then one day the phone rings and it's a gal from BM ticketing asking for an alterante email address, I say "Okay sure, is this about the spam bot thing?" reply from gal "Yep, *giggles* hehehe"...(I think the entire BM ticketing office had a big roaring laugh when the heavy epuipment/lifting machinery spam bot(s) decided to join the "bot orgy"!!).... hahahaaa... Okay, we have a laugh and I give her an alternate email address, problem solved...or so I thought...because the very next day the fucking spam bots STILL
keep on going strong at their "sending orgy"! wtf?!!? I think the bots got angry or something because I got sooooo many auto response replies from BM orders I simply couldn't handle it anymore (why should the bots have allllllll the fun, right?!!) and I blocked the orders@burningman(dot)com email address...now I'm wondering, am I gonna be ok? Please see below:
I just signed up for my pre-sale holiday ticket...and I realize, shit I used the blocked email address! Fuuuuck! I shoulda' given the alternate email, arg!
I found the reply from orders@burningman(dot)com in my trash folder (phew!) btw, I'm thinking I'll fall into the MAIN sale, but wish me luck anyway!
I printed the reply, moved it to my inbox and unblocked orders@burningman(dot)orders email.
I also changed my password and user name for my DSL ISP email account (I was told this would block the orgy of spam bots) and do NOT open any more unfamiliar emails!
Have I covered all the bases here? Is there anything I may have missed? Please speak up if you think I need to do more.
Also, when I run more Obtanium ads on craigslist, how can I handle them safely? Put my PH# in the ad and ONLY answer phone calls?
Or request the title of the email have a mention of Obtanium in it and ONLY open emails with Obtanium in the email title?
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!