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“U.S.: Killer confesses to 3 more child killings”

Not a news story; a spam subject line. I know it’s a transparent attempt to get through spam filters (and it doesn’t work, because I have SUPER SPAMSIEVE POWER!) but over the last few days there have been lots of these, with a distinct emphasis on violent killings. I suspect that says something rather depressing about human nature.

Mind you, I’m still getting surreal ones too: “Sea lion misses water, ends up on dairy farm – video”, anyone? And of course there are still plenty of messages telling me that I have a small penis, only some of which were written by Mrs Bigmouth.

5 replies on ““U.S.: Killer confesses to 3 more child killings””

Arrgghhh! Just recently I’ve been getting really indignant about the spam I’ve been getting, all like “Just who do they think they are?” and that. I never get any amusing titles in my spam though, just dead boring ones. I did get a couple of begging spams though, they’re always worth a skim through.

Just out of interest, Ms Mac, how many spams do you get a day? I’m wondering whether I’m some kind of Spam King with an average of 90-100 junk emails per day, or if everyone’s equally unlucky.

I probably get somewhere between 20 and 30 on a good day, anything up to 100 on a bad day through Gmail. Bad days are few and far between though. On my other ISP email address somewhere around 15 per day. Mr Mac reckons on his Gmail about 10 per day max! On his ISP email address between 10 and 15.

Looks like the spammers love you the most. They’re only human!

“And of course there are still plenty of messages telling me that I have a small penis”

As if you’re going to seek medical and pharmaceutical advice from someone who, apropos of nothing, asks you “still got no good dinky wiener?”

I get tons of spam to the old MLG address. I solved the problem by configuring it to redirect to Gmail, which filters it pretty well. And there’s the added bonus of not having to use Outlook Express or Webfusion’s webmail program. Result.

> As if you’re going to seek medical and pharmaceutical advice from someone who, apropos of nothing, asks you “still got no good dinky wiener?”

The sad thing is, enough people do to make the spamming worthwhile. I don’t have it handy but there was a wired news piece about a year ago based on leaked data from a sex pill spammer, and the customer base was huge. Unlike, I assume, said customers’ penises.

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