Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam.

It’s time for another SPAM blog…

I am soooo sick and tired of all the spam I get.

In the last month, I have received 20 (Update: 23) mails about mortgages. The subject is always a five-digit dollar figure, and the body always starts with:
“Hello, I sent you an email a few days ago, because you now qualify for a new mortgage.” Most of these emails are signed by either a Steve Morris, or a Jamie Higgs.

In the past 10 days I have received 6 (Whoops: 9) emails, about various things (medicines, mortgages and software), all with a subject starting with “*****SPAM*****”. At least, these are easily recognizable!

In the past month, I got 7 (No: 14) spam mails with a subject “Get $200 bonus at our Casino!”. Seven almost identical emails, only the links were different. And all were signed “Best regards, Jamie Zawinsky”. F*CK YOU, Jamie Zawinsky!

In the past month, I got 16 (I mean: 20) (almost identical) emails, guaranteeing me, in the subject, that I could “Lose up to 19% weight”.
You can “Get the facts about all-natural Adipren720: http://adipren1[0-3].com”.
Remarkably, all these emails end with a very useful bit of
“—- system information —-
internationalized case note years implement respect similar works
stroke-radical Services directories its problem the corresponding Scenario
can version Results: than Tax User should any”
or similar…

BTW, June was the month of “Powerful weightloss now available for you.” in the subject. In 15 days, I received 11 of those mails. The contents were similar to the ones above, and the links refered to either http://[1-3] or http://diet[45]

On the positive side, I don’t receive so much SPAM anymore about Viagra, penis enlargments or porn sites, but that seems to be a trend, according to the BBC.

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 Computing

1 Comment to Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam.

  1. This is one of the better-known Jamie Zawinskis:

    I don’t think this is the Jamie that’s spamming you, but one could always send him a “You suck” mail just to be on the sure side. 😉

  2. Charl P. Botha on August 17th, 2004

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