Maybe that's why you are getting all the spam. All you have done by
emailing them and asking them to stop is confirming that your email address
is valid. Enjoy all the spam you will get from that. If it is coming from
the same sender just block it. Oh and look at the message header and
forward the emails to their isp. Although most headers are spoofed you
might get lucky.
Put up a sign on your house that says that your email address is ..... But
what you did is more effective. You told them that you had a working email
Prepare for even more spam.
Also, get earthlink's spam filter.
Use a different email address. You can get more for free from earthlink and
most other ISPs (you are allowed more than one email address per account).
And use a filter on your main email address that only lets email in from
people you know.
If you go to Earthlink website you can change the settings on your e-mail
account to med. or high.
On my account that changed A LOT from 10/15 a day to about 5 to 10 messages
a week that were not junk
On your e-mail on line you also have a "junkmail" folders that you can check
for messages that are not junk
You might consider changing your REPLY address to yourname.remove.this or
There are scanners that scan news groups to find usable e-mail adresses
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