More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch

More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch

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.
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Enjoy this unedited talk by James Veitch.
Filmed at TEDSummit in 2016.

50 Comments

  1. Squade90 on October 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    троллинг тролля – это пиздец какое искусство!



  2. Tin Kova on October 13, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    5:36 i knew hes gonna say something about the Pluto



  3. Lacey Ryan on October 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Did he ever get his toaster



  4. Customer Satisfaction BPF on October 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you and well done !



  5. Can Z on October 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    You have no better things to do?



  6. Accolade on October 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    5:53 That guy is having the time of his life.



  7. SonnyGTA on October 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    This is my favorite one!!!



  8. Tabbylover55 on October 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    one of the best TED talks… sorry, hmmm… standup routines of all time.



  9. Bienjie Asyraf on October 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Trolling them(spammer’s) really fun!! especially if u know how to spam them back non-stop…

    XD



  10. Subramanian Rajaseshan on October 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Excellent



  11. Bob jqhq on October 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    My guy is a funnier Tom Holland



  12. mika on October 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Boring



  13. sniper man on October 13, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Big brain



  14. Calia Hare on October 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    If he got kidnapped he would just annoy his way out



  15. Lukah Poulsen on October 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This one made it in to his book, the books realy good



  16. Insect2Kill on October 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    you sir, have earned a thumbs up, maybe not a toaster, but i hope it’ll do



  17. Jayden Eaton on October 13, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Spam

    The worlds best friend



  18. Tap Gaming on October 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Now this is an Avengers lebel threat



  19. Yoyo honey singhs on October 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Plot twist…

    He owns both the email accounts



  20. Wayne Smith on October 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    James Vetch is my hero, I love this man that makes ME laugh.



  21. Tom McDaniel on October 13, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Perfect representation of TED talks.



  22. vietnamxl on October 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Awww man I love James Veitch joke



  23. Tom Yamaguchi on October 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Jerry would say yes Pluto is a planet



  24. Rand McNally on October 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    this is such a cringy made up story omg …I lasted 5 min guys….



  25. 420 on October 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    there is no way that someone get this much scam emails



  26. Tia Fayed on October 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I’m fucking crying



  27. Peregrine Moss on October 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I think DeLonghi discontinued the four-slicer in red, so did he get the toaster or not?



  28. Fabricio Miller on October 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The guy in the audience at 5:52 started having a seizure.



  29. Diana R on October 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I just simply love this guy :))))



  30. Pendragon Love on October 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    🥰🥰



  31. The Bnbrkr on October 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    That man was amazing !



  32. Noob Saibot on October 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    whats so funny?



  33. Lincoln Carvalho on October 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    All the dislikers are scammers.



  34. Death Gaming on October 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    you know someone is a scammer when their english is horrible



  35. Haygan Chetty on October 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    This should be a stand up comedy routine, brilliant!



  36. dan sam on October 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    n



  37. Rickydc04 on October 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Yessss!!!



  38. Sophie Charlotte Art on October 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    hahaha i had to laugh so hard



  39. ·Blue - Echo· on October 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    This guy-



  40. Immanuel O. on October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Only spammers disliked this video



  41. Alief Makani on October 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    5:53 Guy in the audience on some good shit



  42. Markus Harlow on October 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Why is this at a TED Talk and not at the Comedy Store



  43. Your Android Connor on October 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Trying to hassle free things from scammers is the epitome, real life of "no u"



  44. Lyle on October 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I couldn’t tell if that was a guy or a girl because of the voice and face unless I was shown the name, which is clear.



  45. SKHILLBILLYslurrrs on October 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Greatness



  46. Xerø on October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    That was actually lieutenant.



  47. Dr. Tex on October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    This man spent weeks of his life replying to scam emails.
    Wasting the scammer’s time.
    Preventing him from multi-scamming.
    And got him so annoyed that he stops the conversation.

    And he never got his toaster…



  48. Shadowfom on October 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for listening to my ted talk



  49. Bob Schoepen jr on October 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    And suddenly I like hummus…



  50. Zayn Charania on October 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Its not just the most gullible people, it’s also James.
    But, they are in fact- one IN THE SAME!