Hey - Important! - Verification Required

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Are you serious? People want me to confirm them so they can get email from me? Am I like way behind? This is the first time I've seen this.

The funny part is the subscriber never opened any of my emails. I guess this is easier then open, un-sub?

I deleted them.

Anybody confirming their subscribers?

Brent

Hey - Important! - Verification Required

I installed Email Security System to protect my email
account from SPAM and viruses. If you want me to
be able to read email from you, please click this
link right now:

http://emailsecuritysystem.com/verify?sec

Until you click that link, I will NOT receive any email
from you!

This is to make sure that spammers can't send email to
my account, because robots won't go ahead and click
the link!

If you don't click the link, I won't see your email:

http://emailsecuritysystem.com/verify?se
You should assume that I haven't seen your email until
you click that link.

By the way, you really should also install Email
Security System on your own email account too, so that
you can start protecting your email account too.

Click this link now to verify your email address:

http://emailsecuritysystem.com/verify?secr

This message was sent automatically by Email Security
System.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I don't see the trouble. The person could make you $2,000. Surely it's worth a quick click?

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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Hey GRM,


      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      I don't see the trouble. The person could make you $2,000. Surely it's worth a quick click?

      GRM
      Let me know how that works out for you...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

        Hey GRM,




        Let me know how that works out for you...
        Will do, Sir.

        I'm sorry - did I say something entirely absurd? The only time I see this being an issue is when large volumes of new subscribers are using this type of verification service. If that ever happens, then simply click yourself or hire someone. Unless I'm mistaken, once clicked the software will accept all future emails; you don't have to do it each time. People are inundated with a multitude of email junk, these days more than ever, so the subscriber in question here has obviously opted to limit his/ her exposure to that junk. However, he's interested in Brent's offer, clearly, so he subscribed. He either has no control over Brent being asked to verify or has no idea how to add Brent to his acceptance list. But he still wants to subscribe. And he still, therefore, represents possible income. Unless I'm missing something, and again, why not just click?

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        • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
          Hey GRM,

          Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

          Will do, Sir.

          I'm sorry - did I say something entirely absurd?
          Yes. Did you even look at their "sales page"?

          The "form" they ask you to fill out is nothing more than an opt-in form. Why would I (or anyone else in their right mind) give anyone else their email address without knowing what they were to get in return?

          How will their having my email address magically enable them to block any spam coming into my email account?
          (HINT - it won't)

          Do they have a gmail (or outlook) extension that I can somehow invoke to intercede between the sender of spam emails and my email client? I don't think so.

          Any "service" of this nature would have to intercept all incoming mails to the email address supplied (i.e. my gmail address, and prevent that email from being presented in my email client.

          Gmail (just one example) is delivered directly from google's server to my web browser - not even an email client. To accomplish their stated purpose, they would either have to have some sort of arrangement with Google to block the messages at the server end (I seriously doubt that)... or a browser extension for all of the popular web browsers (at a minimum Firefox, Chrome, and IE).

          In the latter case... they don't need my email address, as any blocking would be accomplished on my desktop (in my chosen browser/browsers), and could just give me a link to install the appropriate extension(s).
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
            Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

            Hey GRM,



            Yes. Did you even look at their "sales page"?

            The "form" they ask you to fill out is nothing more than an opt-in form. Why would I (or anyone else in their right mind) give anyone else their email address without knowing what they were to get in return?

            How will their having my email address magically enable them to block any spam coming into my email account?
            (HINT - it won't)

            Do they have a gmail (or outlook) extension that I can somehow invoke to intercede between the sender of spam emails and my email client? I don't think so.

            Any "service" of this nature would have to intercept all incoming mails to the email address supplied (i.e. my gmail address, and prevent that email from being presented in my email client.

            Gmail (just one example) is delivered directly from google's server to my web browser - not even an email client. To accomplish their stated purpose, they would either have to have some sort of arrangement with Google to block the messages at the server end (I seriously doubt that)... or a browser extension for all of the popular web browsers (at a minimum Firefox, Chrome, and IE).

            In the latter case... they don't need my email address, as any blocking would be accomplished on my desktop (in my chosen browser/browsers), and could just give me a link to install the appropriate extension(s).
            I've tried to be polite, but you're quite an unpleasant so-and-so. Letting you know on the off-chance you're unaware of this fact. There truly is no need to be so blatantly rude and unpleasant. Life is too short for such silliness. You should know better by now.

            To address your comments:

            "Why would I (or anyone else in their right mind) give anyone else their email address without knowing what they were to get in return?"

            You really want me to answer this question? On Warrior Forum? Imagine, if you will, my finger pointing at 8,493,242,153 signature files currently bobbing about in the waters of our forum here. Now, again if you will, imagine everyone on the planet thought as you. The new number of those signature files would be - drum roll please - 3.

            I did say I was going to address your other comments. I haven't the energy. Call it being jaded but after 20 years (no doubt you have infinitely more years than I, of course), I've dealt with enough Sids to choke a chicken. (Or, at the very least, an obese pigeon.)

            I'll take my absurdity elsewhere. I really am such an imbecile. huck-huck-huck.

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            • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
              You and I apparently interpret things quite differently...

              Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

              To address your comments:

              "Why would I (or anyone else in their right mind) give anyone else their email address without knowing what they were to get in return?"

              You really want me to answer this question? On Warrior Forum? Imagine, if you will, my finger pointing at 8,493,242,153 signature files currently bobbing about in the waters of our forum here.
              I simply do not understand what parallel you are trying to imply.

              In 11 years here at the WF, I don't believe I've ever seen an opt-in form displayed in a forum sig file.

              I think my response was blunt, but certainly not rude (nor even unpleasant).

              You asked the question, "did I say something entirely absurd?"
              Assuming you really wanted to know... I said, "Yes."
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    • Profile picture of the author bemyboss
      Can you tell me how to earn $2,000 by doing so?


      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      I don't see the trouble. The person could make you $2,000. Surely it's worth a quick click?

      GRM
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by bemyboss View Post

        Can you tell me how to earn $2,000 by doing so?
        It was just an arbitrary figure. I'm not sure how Brent monetizes his list, so I just threw out a figure to make my point. Although, the answer would be to sell something for $2,000, or, over time, sell 20 somethings for $100.

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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          The funny part is the subscriber never opened any of my emails.
          ...or any of the emails of the other dozens of lists they ended up on?

          Don't know if it's the same email protection system but there was one like it years ago that many people used when "building a list" first became popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author elcidofaguy
    I checked out their website (Email Security System) and it looks really spammy lol... The video even cuts out after a few seconds... I wont be surprised if there are collecting emails in the background with gaming everyone and selling them on, with a sure fire way of getting junk into the in-box through such a dodgy looking service... That said perhaps the future of autoresponders is now to automate clicking links on replied emails in order to complete the sign-up process if such a concept takes off with the masses....
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

    People want me to confirm them so they can get email from me? Am I like way behind?
    There were one or two things like this around, in 2007, when I was first online.

    It's just one response to multiple spam ... I don't think they're altogether unreasonable, actually. Given how much spam there is, you can't entirely blame people for wanting people who want to send them regular email to verify themselves somehow.

    When you look at the people in this forum who are selling and promoting email-scraping and spamming-tools of various kinds, those are the people to blame for this, rather than the people insisting on this kind of arrangement to receive email.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      There were one or two things like this around, in 2007, when I was first online.

      It's just one response to multiple spam ... I don't think they're altogether unreasonable, actually. Given how much spam there is, you can't entirely blame people for wanting people who want to send them regular email to verify themselves somehow.

      When you look at the people in this forum who are selling and promoting email-scraping and spamming-tools of various kinds, those are the people to blame for this, rather than the people insisting on this kind of arrangement to receive email.

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      Hit the nail on the head here - as usual, Lexy.

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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

    Are you serious? People want me to confirm them so they can get email from me? Am I like way behind? This is the first time I've seen this.
    It's been around for a while now. You can set it up in Cpanel. This page expalins a how to do it: https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/BoxTrapper (not an affiliate link).
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