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thought this was the best place to put this.

This guy from aol by the sn of HamFan followed by an indeterminate amount of numbers- i'll update this when I get on my own laptop; military server doesn't allow access to Y!- keeps asking me for requests. I tell him I don't do requests, only commissions. He then asks what a commission is, i tell him, he says "o. k then" then a day later, he is asking for a request again, and the cycle ensues...if I ignore him he just spams my inbox...

Has anyone had experience with such aol member? What should I do? Even if I mark the mail as 'spam' it still ends up in my mail box, and he's sending IM's to my AIM name and y! im as well...
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wicked_sairah
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
You can block him from sending IM's to you. That's easy... the e-mails, I'm not too sure about.
isteillia
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
yeah i've blocked him from my IM, but he changes his name- always starts with hamfan, though.
filthy_animal
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
That name rings a bell. Some annoying person named HammyFan over AIM (some screen name like that) that I've had to block before. I can't remember why or anything, I just know he deserved to be blocked. Over and over...
isteillia
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
i guess i'm just going to have to change my contact info..
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mazz
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Do you think it would be possible to report him to aol for it?
isteillia
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
i would were i a member..i only carry aim express.. aol is too full of crap. i only use AIM for commissioners.
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diyaego
Sep. 8th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
And what if you just continue to ignore him like you would any other piece of spam mail? Won't he get bored in the end when you just don't reply? I've had this before and ignoring people without even bothering to block them worked wonders.
filthy_animal
Sep. 8th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
He randomly pokes me still on a new alteration of his name every once in a while over AIM, and has been for... oh god.... 3... 4 years...? I never really thought much about it because I just continued to block him each time.

He's stupid. And doesn't go away. It's easiest to just to ignore him and block him as you see his screen names.
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anjel_kitty
Sep. 8th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Set up a filter to mark all emails with the words Hamfan or of the like as spam
isteillia
Sep. 8th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
can you do that on Y! ?
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darkyo
Sep. 8th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
why not just stop putting your contact info online? :\
isteillia
Sep. 8th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
I don't leave out my email- he's using my personal email to contact me- which leads me to believe he's doing some reasearch. the only contact info i leave up is for commissioners.
skanrashke
Sep. 8th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Lol. I wouldn't ignore him at all. When he IMs you again, and says "Do you do requests", say, sure. For twenty dollars.
The next time he IM's you say, sure, for twenty five dollars.
His response will be, of course "But you said twenty?"
Oh, sorry. I meant thirty.
The next time "Do you do requests?"
Sure. For thirty five dollars...
theassassinnox
Sep. 8th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Ahaha. I like the way you think. *snickers* I wonder how far that would go.

I don't know about Y!, but I can set my chat program so that only people on my buddy list can see when I am on line.

As for the email thing, I bet that there is a filter (like mentioned above) that you can fiddle around with.

Good luck,

~S
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aerospiritual
Sep. 9th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Oh man... THat has to suck.

Reminds me very much of Andrew Rinaldi.
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