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    TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences.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.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/C4Uc-cztsJo
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  • ted714

    ted714

     8 hours ago

    I tried to annoy callers but I think they just spoof me back and hit me 10x harder.

  • Juanzilla64

    Juanzilla64

     10 hours ago

    How do you call James by his last name without insulting him?

  • Earl Floyd

    Earl Floyd

     10 hours ago +1

    Tom Holland what are you doing in the Thumbnail?

  • Syaiful Hadi

    Syaiful Hadi

     11 hours ago +1

    GALUCU NGENTOT

  • J Lawrence

    J Lawrence

     13 hours ago

    How dumb are these scammers? It never dawns on them that he is pulling their chain and end contact?

  • Dorian Van spaendonk

    Dorian Van spaendonk

     13 hours ago

    he was kinda right Hummus is a big thing now hahaha

  • Chris Aitken

    Chris Aitken

     14 hours ago

    Person: Germany started WW1
    Me: There was never a shred of doubt in my mind that I was dealing with an intelligent.

  • Fam

    Fam

     14 hours ago

    He has great comedic timing

  • -*Heart Broken*-

    -*Heart Broken*-

     14 hours ago

    LMAO I THOUGHT IT WAS TOM HOLLAND

  • Wade S

    Wade S

     15 hours ago

    this has been in my recommended for 2+ years. I do not want to watch this video.

  • Titan TerBurgh

    Titan TerBurgh

     16 hours ago

    shows Lt. for Lieutenant
    Says commander
    CDR=Commander

  • elizabeth moro

    elizabeth moro

     22 hours ago

    I'm in.

  • Tortilla The Bun

    Tortilla The Bun

     23 hours ago

    Notice he refers to the spammer as "he". So sexist.

  • Brent Ducote

    Brent Ducote

     yesterday

    A TED talk with nearly 30M views and to think that this is the same shit I did with my friends when I was 13

  • Shaolin Funk

    Shaolin Funk

     yesterday

    Watching this for a second time after a couple months it seems painfully obvious he wrote both sides of the conversation.

  • Thalassophobic Teen

    Thalassophobic Teen

     yesterday

    I saw this dude and thought “James Potter”


    and-
    istg when I saw his name was James I was like-


    falls out of chair dramatically

  • Braycam1

    Braycam1

     yesterday

    how many times will i get suggested this video

  • camping730

    camping730

     yesterday

    this is stupid

  • adidas ShoeTM

    adidas ShoeTM

     yesterday

    via a GIANT GUMMY LIZARD

  • Cats3to2

    Cats3to2

     yesterday

    Yup. I tried to help someone. Everyone tried. The least wise or intelligent woman I know wouldn't let anyone help her. Tens of thousands in debt now. I feel her pain. Never did I reply or not tell off scammers.