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 • 14 835

  • ABeyer2710
    ABeyer2710  10 minutes back

    The best was to waste Times in any Office...laughed my a*** off

    • Londo Jabacce
      Londo Jabacce  43 minutes back

      5:54 near the bottom right corner. Think he’s having a stroke

      • mike ackerschott
        mike ackerschott  51 minutes back

        When this man dies heaven nor hell wants him so he is basically immortal

        • Desert Dragon
          Desert Dragon  57 minutes back

          10/10 is a doctor who clone

          • Abby Wolffe
            Abby Wolffe  2 hours back

            "I've done some research"
            I'm crying

            • elbowend johnie
              elbowend johnie  4 hours back

              Brilliant, and not one swear word.

              • George Doty-Williams
                George Doty-Williams  4 hours back

                Young, cute, British intellectuals are my kink

                • Subramanian Rajaseshan
                  Subramanian Rajaseshan  9 hours back


                  • Pendragon Love
                    Pendragon Love  11 hours back


                    • Bob Schoepen jr
                      Bob Schoepen jr  14 hours back

                      And suddenly I like hummus...

                      • ·Blue - Echo·
                        ·Blue - Echo·  15 hours back

                        This guy-

                        • Bienjie Asyraf
                          Bienjie Asyraf  16 hours back

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


                          • Tap Gaming
                            Tap Gaming  17 hours back

                            Now this is an Avengers lebel threat

                            • Shadowfom
                              Shadowfom  18 hours back

                              Thank you for listening to my ted talk

                              • Zayn Charania
                                Zayn Charania  18 hours back

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

                                • Customer Satisfaction BPF

                                  Thank you and well done !

                                  • Bob jqhq
                                    Bob jqhq  18 hours back

                                    My guy is a funnier Tom Holland

                                    • Diana R
                                      Diana R  24 hours back

                                      I just simply love this guy :))))

                                      • Rand McNally
                                        Rand McNally  1 days back

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

                                        • Random Moura
                                          Random Moura  19 hours back

                                          oh, if you're saying it is... then obviously it's true

                                      • Noob Saibot
                                        Noob Saibot  1 days back

                                        whats so funny?

                                        • SonnyGTA
                                          SonnyGTA  1 days back

                                          This is my favorite one!!!

                                          • Jayden Eaton
                                            Jayden Eaton  1 days back


                                            The worlds best friend

                                            • vietnamxl
                                              vietnamxl  1 days back

                                              Awww man I love James Veitch joke

                                              • Lincoln Carvalho
                                                Lincoln Carvalho  1 days back

                                                All the dislikers are scammers.

                                                • Lyle
                                                  Lyle  1 days back

                                                  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.

                                                  • Rickydc04
                                                    Rickydc04  1 days back


                                                    • Fabricio Miller
                                                      Fabricio Miller  2 days back

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

                                                      • Sophie Charlotte Art
                                                        Sophie Charlotte Art  2 days back

                                                        hahaha i had to laugh so hard

                                                        • 420
                                                          420  2 days back

                                                          there is no way that someone get this much scam emails

                                                          • Can Z
                                                            Can Z  2 days back

                                                            You have no better things to do?

                                                            • Tabbylover55
                                                              Tabbylover55  2 days back

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

                                                              • Tin Kova
                                                                Tin Kova  2 days back

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

                                                                • Markus Harlow
                                                                  Markus Harlow  2 days back

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

                                                                • Haygan Chetty
                                                                  Haygan Chetty  2 days back

                                                                  This should be a stand up comedy routine, brilliant!

                                                                  • Tom McDaniel
                                                                    Tom McDaniel  2 days back

                                                                    Perfect representation of TED talks.

                                                                    • Calia Hare
                                                                      Calia Hare  2 days back

                                                                      If he got kidnapped he would just annoy his way out

                                                                      • Your Android Connor
                                                                        Your Android Connor  2 days back

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

                                                                        • no u
                                                                          no u  4 hours back


                                                                      • The Bnbrkr
                                                                        The Bnbrkr  2 days back

                                                                        That man was amazing !

                                                                        • Tom Yamaguchi
                                                                          Tom Yamaguchi  2 days back

                                                                          Jerry would say yes Pluto is a planet

                                                                          • Dr. Tex
                                                                            Dr. Tex  3 days back

                                                                            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...

                                                                            • Lacey Ryan
                                                                              Lacey Ryan  3 days back

                                                                              Did he ever get his toaster

                                                                              • Wayne Smith
                                                                                Wayne Smith  3 days back

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

                                                                                • Insect2Kill
                                                                                  Insect2Kill  3 days back

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

                                                                                  • Alief Makani
                                                                                    Alief Makani  3 days back

                                                                                    5:53 Guy in the audience on some good shit

                                                                                    • Squade90
                                                                                      Squade90  3 days back

                                                                                      троллинг тролля - это пиздец какое искусство!

                                                                                      • dan sam
                                                                                        dan sam  3 days back


                                                                                        • mika
                                                                                          mika  3 days back


                                                                                          • Accolade
                                                                                            Accolade  3 days back

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