More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch

  • Published: 27 January 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.
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    Enjoy this unedited talk by James Veitch.
    Filmed at TEDSummit in 2016.

Comments • 15 439

  • Learn Japanese From Some Guy

    5:53 nobody loves this more than this guy...

    • Pumpkin Spice
      Pumpkin Spice  6 hours back

      Me: *sees ted talk about sending electricity to africa*
      Me: *also sees t h i s*
      HeRe We gO aGaIn

      • PanAmAviator
        PanAmAviator  6 hours back

        Hackers in every 90s movie: 1:08

        • Rafsan Ahmed
          Rafsan Ahmed  10 hours back

          Costumer care

          • Night Hawk
            Night Hawk  11 hours back

            Laughed so hard😂😂

            • Ankush Koshal
              Ankush Koshal  11 hours back

              He's evil and I love it

              • ItzMaddzn
                ItzMaddzn  12 hours back

                he made all of this up

                • Verbindungsfehle
                  Verbindungsfehle  13 hours back

                  love how he says "and me" at 1:03 for some reason

                  • x WeirdAxxent x
                    x WeirdAxxent x  13 hours back

                    that's a yes from

                    • Ace Cometshark
                      Ace Cometshark  17 hours back

                      This is the literal definition of the meme: Congratulations, you played yourself.

                      • Khabib best champ
                        Khabib best champ  18 hours back

                        This is my stupid fucking journey

                        • Min Kwak
                          Min Kwak  18 hours back

                          He is not a comidian but he’s a villan ofall spam emails

                          • S C
                            S C  20 hours back

                            I watched this a second time except with subtitles, when he was saying no conditions apply subtitles said no good lickin supply .


                            • Fred Eric
                              Fred Eric  20 hours back

                              So this is what YouTube recommends to you when you watch the *entire* scamer play list of Dr. Phil 's YouTube channel xD

                              It's hilarious...
                              I'm literally sitting on the floor cause I laughed so hard that I fell from my chair xD

                              • Felipe
                                Felipe  22 hours back

                                I need more of this guy picking on scammers.

                                • Felipe
                                  Felipe  22 hours back

                                  Honestly I had already lost it at the hummus part

                                  • Zaiah Lazarus
                                    Zaiah Lazarus  1 days back

                                    I'd love to see more ted talks like this this is one of the best videos I've ever seen!

                                    • Kygan Shaw
                                      Kygan Shaw  1 days back

                                      Good job

                                      • Heather Longacre
                                        Heather Longacre  1 days back

                                        I haven't laughed this hard in quite a long time! It's so nice to see that there is someone else out there who enjoys messing with these scammers as much as I do.

                                        • Joshua Lee
                                          Joshua Lee  1 days back

                                          This guy got me a 100% on my English presentation

                                          • Neil Chibber
                                            Neil Chibber  1 days back

                                            This video Intrigues me

                                            • Pero Peric
                                              Pero Peric  1 days back

                                              how is this funny. This is such basic. It's bad as fuck.

                                              • Geekygami
                                                Geekygami  1 days back

                                                Todd Howard Replies to a Spammer

                                                • Draco Domitor
                                                  Draco Domitor  1 days back

                                                  I about died laughing by the end of this one. What a hoot!

                                                  • Jett
                                                    Jett  2 days back

                                                    ha ha, lol big funny man *laugh*

                                                    • Haydara Kherbek
                                                      Haydara Kherbek  2 days back

                                                      Amazing 😂😂

                                                      • vaishakh menon
                                                        vaishakh menon  2 days back

                                                        Requires standing ovation for that genius 🤩😄

                                                        • HyouMix !
                                                          HyouMix !  2 days back

                                                          5:54 That old man is laughing really hard lmao

                                                          • Nonne B
                                                            Nonne B  2 days back

                                                            He copied this whole thing....

                                                            • Aries Fogleman
                                                              Aries Fogleman  2 days back

                                                              When when hummus addicts anonymous calls

                                                              • MeAgain HimAgian
                                                                MeAgain HimAgian  2 days back

                                                                What's funny is I've actually done this myself. Funny as hell, I kept that guy going for over a month. It was fantastic.

                                                                • THICC Boi
                                                                  THICC Boi  2 days back

                                                                  (thumbnail)Ant man when he gets inside Thanos

                                                                  it's an old meme but l had to say it

                                                                  • Erika Whitfield
                                                                    Erika Whitfield  3 days back

                                                                    He and Joe lycett need to team up

                                                                    • Tom Ganks
                                                                      Tom Ganks  3 days back

                                                                      Ok youtube, I'll watch it

                                                                      • Myth Shark
                                                                        Myth Shark  3 days back

                                                                        his eyes look content-aware scale

                                                                        • Alpha QuickShip
                                                                          Alpha QuickShip  3 days back

                                                                          Best Ted talk I've ever heard!

                                                                          • Big Icy
                                                                            Big Icy  3 days back

                                                                            10:00 PLEASE STOP EMAILING US

                                                                            • Big Icy
                                                                              Big Icy  3 days back

                                                                              8:55 Please stop talking, of a free toaster

                                                                              • Big Icy
                                                                                Big Icy  3 days back

                                                                                0:20 I find that unlikely

                                                                                • SUPER COOL GAMING CREW


                                                                                  • Seti Michael Maxwell
                                                                                    Seti Michael Maxwell  3 days back

                                                                                    I got a phone scammer to ask me not to call them anymore and they would take me off their list. It's not nearly as funny as this. I just kept calling them and waiting for a speech. They lied though, they still called me again. I laughed and laughed when they said "Don't call us anymore, we took your number off our list". But geez I was having so much fun and I only called 20-30 times. They got no stamina.

                                                                                    • Laura Edwardsen
                                                                                      Laura Edwardsen  4 days back

                                                                                      I haven't laughed so hard since RiffTrax did "Birdemic".

                                                                                      • kate manning
                                                                                        kate manning  4 days back

                                                                                        *in high school*
                                                                                        Kids : nerd!
                                                                                        James veitch : hold my notebook
                                                                                        *10 years later*
                                                                                        James : welcome back to my Ted talk

                                                                                        • eat pant
                                                                                          eat pant  4 days back

                                                                                          I saw this on my recommendation a few years after I watched it and I hope that we can get more.

                                                                                          • Snabonen
                                                                                            Snabonen  4 days back

                                                                                            This is the best ...

                                                                                            • Pulsar
                                                                                              Pulsar  4 days back

                                                                                              No one:

                                                                                              TED crowd every second: HhaHAhaHAhaHAha

                                                                                              • me boring
                                                                                                me boring  4 days back

                                                                                                Help, I can’t stop watching these videos , this is day fifteen, I’ve given up on my kids, my wife, my health, my life

                                                                                                • western caper
                                                                                                  western caper  4 days back

                                                                                                  He's right up there with James Blunt when it comes to offbeat humour..better than some stand up comedians who rely on cussing and racial comments in the name of comedy