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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bill N, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    So when I'm doing some research on boats and motors(never signing up or giving my email address while doing this) and in the next days that follow I start receiving email from boat and motor web site.... how do they do that??? How do they connect my IP address to my email address?? why don't others in my family that share IP address but differing email addresses not get these boat and motor emails??? TIA
     
  2. What browser are you using?
     
  3. IAMAMRA

    IAMAMRA

    Mar 17, 2010
    Portage, IN
    Google...
     
  4. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    Ff 3.6.16
     
  5. Lurker

    Lurker

    Jul 21, 2007
    NJ
    This is why I always don my tinfoil hat when browsing.
     
  6. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    Well, I have my slippers on the wrong feet. That works most of the time. I guess I should be happy that I don't seem to get the spam about improving certain things about myself that used to be so frequent years ago. My ISP must be doing a better job at screening!
     
  7. I would've bet you were using Chrome. You got me on this one - I use Safari. Defenitely a little creepy and tinfoil hat worthy...
     
  8. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    This sounds like it might be. Though I do have a non google email address. Thanks!
     
  9. Install these add-ons to FF

    AdBlock and Adblock extensions
    No Script
    Flashblock
    Ghostery

    Change your cookie handling to "Ask Every Time" for first party cookies and "block" third party cookies.

    I don my "tinfoil hat" on the 'web too.
     
  10. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    Been a FF user for years. I have always been pretty happy with it. I have an older version of IE just for updating my PC. I don't know if you can connect to MS update with FF, you couldn't years ago.
     
  11. Ditto all of those add-ons. BTW, I also have one "junk" mail account that I do use for this purpose.
     
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