More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch

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  • Published on:  Friday, January 27, 2017
  • James Veitch has spent years doing the tireless, thankless work of replying to spam emailers so you don’t have to. He returns to TED to tell the tale of yet another spam email adventure, this time with a vital lesson attached: How to annoy your way off any spammer’s mailing list.
    TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences.
    Enjoy this unedited talk by James Veitch.
    Filmed at TEDSummit in 2016.


  • [ I'm Gewd Dewd ]
    [ I'm Gewd Dewd ]  5 hours ago

    This is amazing

  • Just Another one
    Just Another one  14 hours ago

    I'm Indian and a name like Raj Ramesh is equivalent to Lightwood Linda

  • chrismoye666
    chrismoye666  18 hours ago

    My wife and I have a way to deal with telemarketers. Whenever we get a call from one we answer, "Temple of Baphomet, Church of Satan, how can I help you?" Most of the time its an immediate, "click." But, if they linger we'll ask, "Are you seeking enlightenment?" Then we get the hard click.

  • njs2
    njs2  yesterday

    I hate to be that guy, but I dont believe any of this, this is a made up story / string of emails pretty obviously.

  • FranDaMan
    FranDaMan  yesterday +1

    Fine youtube I watched it you happy now?!

  • Amel Bjelosevic
    Amel Bjelosevic  yesterday +1

    This should be “The Guy With A Robot Voice*”

  • Ours Pensant
    Ours Pensant  yesterday

    This man is a hero.

  • J Cout
    J Cout  yesterday

    5:53 That dude is having way too much fun...

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  • Abubakar Nazir
    Abubakar Nazir  yesterday


    AVIOID  yesterday


  • Pseudoneer
    Pseudoneer  yesterday

    who else saw spider man in the thumbnail

  • Sir Skutty
    Sir Skutty  yesterday

    Stop fucking showing me this, YouTube

  • Ava Van Dusen
    Ava Van Dusen  yesterday

    I hit the like button so hard, I think I smashed my screen

  • naippes
    naippes  2 days ago +1

    Scamming the scammers

  • Kartikeya Srivastava
    Kartikeya Srivastava  2 days ago +1

    B..bu.but that toaster offer is real, right?

  • JustKoolish
    JustKoolish  2 days ago

    Am I a boomer for watching this?
    i don't care if i am

  • Cristos Palabras
    Cristos Palabras  2 days ago

    Why oh why do American comedians not have this effect on people? Simple. Filth, cursing, insults, incoherency, rambling...

  • Cristos Palabras
    Cristos Palabras  2 days ago +1

    Scammers saying "leave us alone" now that's Ted-worthy.