From: SS on
I won a bid and paid via paypal,
I then receive an email for spam arrest saying click on this to verify it is
not spam.

Is this genuine as I have never had this before.


From: The Older Gentleman on
SS <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> I won a bid and paid via paypal,
> I then receive an email for spam arrest saying click on this to verify it is
> not spam.
>
> Is this genuine as I have never had this before.

Duh


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Try Googling before asking a damn silly question.
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From: SS on

"The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1jn308y.xy31ok2239oN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
> SS <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> I won a bid and paid via paypal,
>> I then receive an email for spam arrest saying click on this to verify it
>> is
>> not spam.
>>
>> Is this genuine as I have never had this before.
>
> Duh
>
>
> --
> BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Honda CB400F Triumph Street Triple
> Suzuki TS250ER GN250 Damn, back to six bikes!
> Try Googling before asking a damn silly question.
> chateau dot murray at idnet dot com
>

The email arrived after I won the bid and I thought it was some kind of scam
as I have never received
anything like that before after winning a bid.
As it turns out the seller has this set up (as other poster has identified)
to catch spam.
apparently after I am on his list I dont get these emails from him.

It just seemed strange at the time.


From: Fran on

"SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:KpN8o.84961$gM.80748(a)hurricane...
>
> "The Older Gentleman" <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:1jn308y.xy31ok2239oN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk...
>> SS <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> I won a bid and paid via paypal,
>>> I then receive an email for spam arrest saying click on this to verify
>>> it is
>>> not spam.
>>>
>>> Is this genuine as I have never had this before.
>>
>> Duh
>>

> The email arrived after I won the bid and I thought it was some kind of
> scam as I have never received
> anything like that before after winning a bid.
> As it turns out the seller has this set up (as other poster has
> identified) to catch spam.
> apparently after I am on his list I dont get these emails from him.
>
> It just seemed strange at the time.

It's quite genuine, but if you've not seen it before it can be puzzling.

TOG is both too old and too technologically challenged to provide any
comment of use on this or most other subjects.


From: Dr Zoidberg on

"Chris Lapthorn" <chris.lapthorn(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:zPE8o.76878$MQ3.49550(a)hurricane...
> SS wrote:
>> I won a bid and paid via paypal,
>> I then receive an email for spam arrest saying click on this to verify it
>> is not spam.
>>
>> Is this genuine as I have never had this before.
> From a Google search on "Spam Arrest Paypal":
>
> SpamArrest (www.spamarrest.com)
>
<snip>
> I log into my account on the SpamArrest Web site, check the unverified
> messages, and then approve what appear to be legitimate messages and
> delete the spam.

What a pointless system!
You still end up looking through a whole pile of spam to find the genuine
messages!
--
Alex

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