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Spam Records: Lonely Girls

17 Apr 2008

I think most in this internet age associates spam with evil email that fills up your mailbox. The concept has expanded to include all communication devices apparently. Not many (especially non-english speaking people) associate the term with spam the food (turn your volume down), and I guess even fewer will remember the Monty Python sketch:

For the savvy internet user spam (the electronic kind) is mostly harmless. It takes a real geek though to find entertainment value in spam.

Consider the following, sent from a-andyep@acadianengineers.com:

Hello! I am bored tonight. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Email me at some@address.com only, because I am using my friend's email to write this. Hope you wanna see my pics.

This is a particularly sneaky one if you're a single male geek until you get to the "Hope you wanna see my pics" even if you ignore the dodgy do-not-reply-to-this-address-I-just-happened-to-use-it-now-cause-I-am-bored implication.

How did you (whom I don't know) get my email address?

How do you know I am single/male/interested?

Does a-andyep know you're using his (I am guestimating here - years of username generation experience) computer?

Why can't you set the Reply-To header?

Did you know you have grammatical mistakes?

Are grammatical mistakes supposed to make the email look more authentic?

Who the hell still uses Outlook Express to sent emails?

 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400

And last, but by no means least: Who administrates the acadianengineers.com mailer? Dudes, you've got p0wned users.

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