Email is a wonderful thing. Messages get to their destination as fast as a phone call, without interupting the recipient. You can choose whether or not to read an email message, at a time that’s convenient. You can reply immediately or not. You can think about your reply, edit and check spelling, just like a snail mail letter. And email messages don’t cost extra for long distance, frequency, or high volume. You can transmit long passages, links, and photos. And you can send the same message to many people at once.... now THERE’S where the problem starts. Advertisers took advantage of this feature, and email became SPAM.
I get a couple hundred junk email messages every day. Good thing I have a decent filter! I don’t bother even looking a them, but maybe I should take a look every now and then. Since spammers started using random word generators to get around filters, there are some pretty weird messages in circulation. My mother send this to me:
I got this today and am completely bewildered. I am not
a customer, never heard of them. But it is funny. I am
afraid to try the link. Love, Mom
From: "No Denzer"
Reply-To: "No Denzer"
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 08:27:20 -0500
To: "Benedicta Peirce"
Notations inform us you may want to have some explanations.
We apologize and hope you will take a jaundiced view at medicaments we sell. Again, let us introduce our drugs at attractive prices which may be urgent needed.
We also offer you impeccable customer care. P
Sincerely Yours, No Denzer Customer service department
List of more serious reading on spam.
If you think you may be susceptible to spam, watch this. Or if you just want to giggle a bit.
MESSAGE TO MY CORRESPONDENTS
Extra thanks for the ones that I have to open 15 times to get to the message.
Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason. Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains. I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans. I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.
I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a wat
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time). I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program.
Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favor!
Advertisers are all over the Blogosphere, too. Spam blogs are called splogs, and they lure people in to commit click fraud. There are also automated spambots that look through websites for addresses, and link spam
You could just skip all that email stuff and join Monty Python’s Spam Club.
Here’s the REAL Spam!
Thought for today: If it weren’t for spam, I’d get no mail at all.
humor links spam Nigerian email forwards