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But I don’t like SPAM! - Ammo Alerts going to Spam Folder

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Pat Riot, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Pat Riot
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    Yesterday I was looking for a specific email from someone when I decided to check my Spam Folder.

    Lo and behold, Yahoo had diverted a bunch of Ammo and Reloading Alert emails to Spam. I was quite ticked off because I missed out on some primers a few days ago.
    What really bugged me was these emails were from companies that I receive emails from on a regular basis. It seems awful fishy to me that all of a sudden Yahoo saw these as Spam.
    It may be that there is something in the senders address code that caused Yahoo to see it as Spam, but it’s still fishy to me, regardless.

    Moral of the story: If you are set up for product alerts check your Spam folder to make sure you’re not missing something. If you do find an important email in the Spam folder make sure you identify it as “Not Spam”.
     
  2. CapnMac

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    Many email systems "watch" things you delete on a regular basis. Some of those "interpret" frequent deletion as bing "possible spam."
    Some of that is also keyed to certain "cookies" too. Clearing cookies can cause "remembered" things to be forgotten, especially for web based items that you open in your local host.
    Not all things are nefarious--some are just poor programming.
     
  3. George P

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    I get gun/ammo emails and some go to inbox and some to promotional - sometimes even from the same company. Appears to be no rhyme or reason; same for several news sites that send me articles. I just check everything before I hit delete
     
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  4. ColoradoMinuteMan

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    There usually is some facility to “whitelist” certain domains or email address. You can give that a try. There is a lot that goes into SPAM filtering because it’s a challenging issue to deal with. It will look at not only your own behavior of deleting or not reading messages but also will aggregate behavior of other users and see how they treat email messages. Usually white listing or adding to your contacts list will prevent it from false positives.
     
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  5. brickeyee

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    They also may relegate emails with many recipients on their "To" line as spam.
     
  6. ApacheCoTodd

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    It's immaterial for me as I have yet to open an ammo-gun email, since covidiocy, in time to take advantage of the offers.

    I'll just call it money saved, I guess.

    And on a side note.

    If you don't like SPAM - you probably haven't tried it properly fried!

    Todd.
     
  7. CapnMac

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    Excellent point.
     
  8. CapnMac

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    Dunno, I read the ones from Brownell's. (They go to the "Promotions" tab in my Gmail.)
    Haven't bought any, though.
     
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    I've opened them. What I meant to convey was that by the time that I do - the items are all gone.

    Todd.
     
  10. CapnMac

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    LoL, That's true for all of us right now . . . [sigh]
     
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    And this thread has me jonesing for spam tacos picadillo with salsa piña.
    Mind salsa piña is giving a craving for tacos chuletas . . .
    Too close to supper time I guess.
     
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    Spam ham!!!! Except no substitute. :thumbup: LOL
     
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    Reading the foods made me remember my trips down south with family. Last time I was there, we went into Pachuca, had Tacos de Chiniquiles, Jabalí, unas quesadillas de sesos en Papalotla, unos Tacos de Escamol. En el centro, unos panvasos , unos Pastes en Guanajuato. Y la morsilla? Ni se diga carnal.

    Pardon my Spanish, but I've learnt that some things are better left without translation.
     
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    Grilled, amigo. Try it grilled.

    Ambrosia !
     
  15. ApacheCoTodd

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    The only gun related SPAM I can respect:
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    Todd.
     
  16. CapnMac

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    Over charcoal. They refry the leftovers ymmy
     
  17. JTHunter

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    Yahoo does that to me as well except that what they periodically change are newsletters I get from All Outdoors, the "Dummies" books, FPC, NRA, GOA, etc. I check my SPAM folder every day and find wrongly placed emails there at least once or twice a week. I just mark them as "not SPAM" and it stays that way for a while.
     
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  18. Pat Riot
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    I just find it interesting that every once in a while Yahoo sends Gun related emails into my Spam folder. I highly doubt it’s a mistake. The emails that were powder and primers notifications were to me, not a plethora of people.

    I guess I will just do as @JTHunter does and check my Spam folder daily.
     
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    Never attribute to conspiracy that which can be explained by pure incompetence
     
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    I've noticed this too. When I deleted emails from midway without opening them for a while. They suddenly became (junk mail).
    I kind of like it because I check my junk folder also.
     
  21. Pat Riot
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    Very good point. That quote deserves to be memorialized.

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    Well, considering that several of the emails that ended up in Spam weren’t from senders that I had deleted any email from and the emails from Ammoseek were notifications directed solely at me it did and does make me wonder…

    Anyway, my Dad was a bit of a “conspiracy buff”. Everything, no matter what, that happened to him in a negative way somehow became a conspiracy.
    One day I was parroting one of his “theories” to my Nanny (paternal grandmother) and she said “Don’t waste time with conspiracies. If you’re suspicious of someone or something don’t trust them but don’t dwell on it. Just go around them and move on.”
    The statement that @twarr1 made above made me remember that. :cool:

    Good advice. Time to move on and chalk it up to “incompetence of the Yahoo system”. I will frequently check my Spam folder. ;)
     
  23. Carl N. Brown

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    I have found the monthly newsletter for a scary movie blog to which I signed up got diverted to Promotions or Spam apparently just because it "looked like" a commercial mailing. I moved it to Inbox and apparently the artificial intelligence got the message. Other visitors to the blog have had it happen, seemingly with no rhyme or reason.

    Spam cans for ammo ... bought a lot of 7.62x54R that way.
     
  24. bdickens

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    Beat me to it.
     
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    "Standing guard even sitting behind a desk."

    As one of my long term AF buds used to call it, "The Chair force."
     
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