Spam Fritters

Here you can post stuff that is not related to Christopher Ward
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28701
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Spam Fritters

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

For fritters read filters. So I'm cross, OK!

Having ordered my Nomos from Watches of Switzerland, I've spent ages on phones to them asking why they don't confirm my order etc. by email. They insist they have.
On Friday, just before close of play, young lady promises me she will resend everything and please to contact Monday morning if I haven't received it.
I mentioned it to IT Support at work this morning, and they said it might have been caught by the spam filters. No, not my Junk Email box, apparently, which is empty - most of the stuff gets filtered before that!
So the guy "despams" the address and 13 emails fall into my Inbox from WoS...egg on face or what! :oops:
"I can understand why it was blocked" he said.
Err, sorry, I can't!
Now if it was from "Pornmags.net" or "Getyerviagrahere.com" I'd understand it, but this is a highly reputable AD of fine watches. At the same time, I get about 3 unfiltered emails a week from some obvious scammer trying to get me to part with £kk to send my departmental staff on a training course in Bulgaria!! :shock:

Apparently my watch should come tomorrow, but am I being unreasonable here? :?
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
User avatar
downer
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 24855
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:02 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by downer »

That's corporate IT for you...

My work email is the same. There is a spam filter that seems to be decided by the pointy heads, and then I have a junk email box that is decided by Microsoft filter logic.

I get a weekly email telling me what got trapped in the spam filter, and how to recover it (it never works!), and I get a load of junk in the junk box (as well as the odd useful email).

I guess our spam filter is not as aggressive as yours, because somehow, I still get about 300 junk emails per week!

Anyhow, the good news is the watch is on its way. And the people at Jura won't remember your incompetence next time you buy a watch from them. :)
Richard
User avatar
footycrazy
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 7071
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:30 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: Essex coast.

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by footycrazy »

I sympathise with you mate, as i wouldn,t know how to despam either.

but where do you get your VIAGRA from then :lol: :oops:
Graham
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28701
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

footycrazy wrote: but where do you get your VIAGRA from then :lol: :oops:
Freeman Hardy and Willis
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
User avatar
downer
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 24855
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:02 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by downer »

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
footycrazy wrote: but where do you get your VIAGRA from then :lol: :oops:
Freeman Hardy and Willis
Showing your age there Steve! :lol:
Richard
User avatar
Loddonite
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 4999
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:30 pm
CW-watches: 5
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Loddonite »

You are cross that your employer filtered out your personal emails?
Why would you use your work email to order personal goods? You wouldn't use your work computer during work hours because that could be construed, at a minimum, as a tiny bit naughty... so it must be that you don't want the emails to go to your home address... AHA! It IS the Viagra isn't it? :twisted:
Dom
Nothing's forgotten, nothing's ever forgotten.
Image
User avatar
footycrazy
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 7071
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:30 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: Essex coast.

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by footycrazy »

Slightly off topic (sorry) and no offence to anyone. Just to lighten your day Steve.

An elderly man goes into confession and tells the priest, "Father, I'm 75 years old, married, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. I'm taking this new pill, and last night I had sex with two 19-year-old girls, twice. The priest says: "Well, son, when was the last time you were in confession?"
"Never Father, I'm Jewish."
"So, why are you telling me?"
"Hell! I'm telling everybody!"
Graham
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 33251
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Kip »

Don't feel to bad....I work for a watch company that blocks watch sites. :shock:
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
Leo David
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1840
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:57 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: London

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Leo David »

downer wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
footycrazy wrote: but where do you get your VIAGRA from then :lol: :oops:
Freeman Hardy and Willis
Showing your age there Steve! :lol:
This is really showing my age - Does anyone remember Tuf shoes? My parents used to buy my school shoes from FHW on Upper Street in what is now unspeakably expensive Islington,but was then down-at-heel Angel. How times change.

Glad to hear your watch is on its way, Steve.
User avatar
downer
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 24855
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:02 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by downer »

Leo David wrote:
downer wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Freeman Hardy and Willis
Showing your age there Steve! :lol:
This is really showing my age - Does anyone remember Tuf shoes? My parents used to buy my school shoes from FHW on Upper Street in what is now unspeakably expensive Islington,but was then down-at-heel Angel. How times change.

Glad to hear your watch is on its way, Steve.
Being of similar vintage, I have to admit to remembering Tuf shoes. They even had them oop norf! (midlands, actually). :)
Richard
Leo David
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1840
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:57 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: London

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Leo David »

"Vintage". I hadn't thought of myself as vintage 8) I prefer that to middle aged - ghastly expression. I do recall we share a birth year, Richard and it was indeed a vintage year :lol:
User avatar
f1colin
Forumgod
Forumgod
Posts: 960
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:01 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: London & Guildford

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by f1colin »

all this talk of Tuf shoes (yes, standard school kit until grammar when I progressed to Clarks) makes me wonder if you can still actually buy Spam?

Back to topic, I'm lucky as the CW forum and assorted watch sites are accessible and the IT bods do a great job of blocking replica watch offers.... and viagra!
f1colin

Rolex Sub, Oyster, Daytona
Tudor Black Bay, Big Block
Omega Dynamic, Speed, Speed 2, Speed 4.5, SM300
Heuer Monaco, Monza, Daytona, Silverstone, Autavia, Carrera, Calculator, Camaro, Montreal, Audi, Verona, 844, AMI, 1000
Seiko Pogue
User avatar
Loddonite
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 4999
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:30 pm
CW-watches: 5
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Loddonite »

Of course the point we're all missing here is...
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Having ordered my Nomos from Watches of Switzerland,
... when do we get the pictures? :)
Dom
Nothing's forgotten, nothing's ever forgotten.
Image
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28701
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Re: Spam Fritters

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

Loddonite wrote:Of course the point we're all missing here is...
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Having ordered my Nomos from Watches of Switzerland,
... when do we get the pictures? :)
...err...how about when I get the watch? :lol:
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time