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Discussion in 'Questions, Answers & Warnings' started by meiji, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. meiji

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    If you speak decent Japanese there's some keitai hookup sites like Happy Mail where you can find a friend for a price. Happy Mail, which has a reputation for being a legitimate site for this sort of thing, is here:

    http://pc.happymail.co.jp/en/

    I was trolling around on the internet the other night like I do when I'm bored and came across a few other sites that seemed pretty similar. They were free to sign up and only required my email address and not my phone number, so what the heck, right?

    It turns out they mainly want you to buy 'credits' to talk to 'women' (probably 'sakura'), and I wasn't about to go there on an unknown site. I got a few eager messages from 'women' to start, and when I ignored those, my email box started flooding with messages both from 'women' and from the site offering me 10x the 'points' for a certain price. I ignored all the emails. I was getting probably 4 or 5 emails an hour from these clowns. So I went to their website to unsubscribe, and in the unsubscribe message I put "received too many emails" in Japanese for the reason.

    To their (short term) credit, the emails stopped. And then the next day I got an email offer to join another site, suspiciously just like the one from the day before (same username and password, actually), but a different URL. They, too, spammed my inbox. So I went into the mailbox options of my web provider and added their domain to the ignore list (which unfortunately doesn't bounce messages, just automatically deletes them). Then the next day, another domain. after I think 4 different domains, they finally got the hint that I wasn't interested.

    Whoever wrote their scripts to send out those emails should be fired, rehired, and then fired again. So just a warning, stick with happymail because they seem perfectly kosher.
     
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    I assume these sites insist on a Japanese keitai address to sign up with, not able to use a disposable address.
     
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    Yeah, Happy Mail requires a real phone number.

    And I was mistaken, I'm still getting new messages from new domains. They just don't give up. Ugh.
     
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