Junk Mail

Everyone with an email address gets the occasional spam message. This includes the message from that dear friend that asks you to forward this to 159 of your dear friends in the next five minutes or you will be taken out by a missile from Pakistan. Or worse, a puppy will die.

Spam
The puppy killer

It includes those mails that you actually open with the XXX subject lines and bright pink backgrounds.

Most service providers have pretty decent spam filters and most of the stuff stays out. However, software can’t pick up V*I%A^G$R(A!!!, but for anything suspicious we have junk mail folders. And now and then you need to go through them to find something that got lost, or simply because spam is really entertaining.

Blue Pill
Hey - you need to be creative when you're competing with 64 other mails a day

Besides winning the UK and Yahoo! lotteries eight times in the past two days, I have a few gems floating around my junk mail folder. On of the best (and I have no idea how to respond to it) is from Florance and this is what it said:

Hello,
My name is Florance Gadu,i saw your email address today as am searching in the Internet and became interested in you, I will also like to know you more, and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom ia am. I believe we can move from here I am waiting. Remember good relationship goes beyond distance and colour, honest, emotions, carer and kind that lead both ,lovers to fly highly on the wings of happiness, and in all true love is all we need in life to be happy Thanks a lot for your kind attention
Florance.

I don’t know where Florance found my e-mail address or why I am interesting, but I know I’m not the only one (I’ll bet Florance is great at BCC) and it doesn’t make me feel special. What I don’t know is what the point is of spam like this might be. I’m not being asked for money, nor am I being offered money in an effort to get my banking details… I just have some stranger with poor language skills coming on to me and promising to love me forever. I can find that in a bar.

 

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Junk Mail

13 thoughts on “Junk Mail

  1. Nick Armstrong says:

    Hahahahahahahaha – classic babes – brilliant!! 🙂 How’s the strap-line for the Viagra…??? LOL! And “puppy killer” – f#ck – love your work… Lol! 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Nick.
      I thought this was particularly insightful, since I know it’s not just me that is happens to. Now send this to 159 of your closet friends or a puppy will die.

      1. Nick Armstrong says:

        Hahahahahaha! I know – but even ‘sadder’ – is the number of people (educated folks nogal) that fall for this bollocks… Lol! x

  2. Your post did make me smile…:)

    Another form of junk mail is from your “friends” who insist on forwarding on jokes from the world and his wife! Sometimes 20-30plus a day Why do people do this? grrrrrrrrrr

    PiP

  3. Nick Armstrong says:

    Piglet – lose the grumpiness hey (if you’re really feeling grumpy)… Lol!

    Life is a Gift – a Joyous collection of experiences and memories – a journey of discovery and re-awakening – treasure every experience – those which bring you Joy, and those of pain/hurt/anger/disappointment – for it’s those experiences through which we learn and make new choices for ourselves – as a consequence of which – we change our lives and re-create our futures and reality anew… Thus they have absolute purpose – and should be treasured as such. Never to ‘forget’ (we cannot forget – and if we could – we would never learn, would never make new choices for ourselves) – make peace, then forgive all (including self) for everything – as the Universe/God forgives us instantly when remorse is true – and move on with a free Heart… 🙂

    Life – Feel It! Live It! Love It! 🙂

  4. Nick Armstrong says:

    Thought as much hey… 🙂 Just thought I’d mention – just in case there was a ‘silent’ underlying issue… 🙂

    Yeah baby – Live in, and for, the Moment – the infinite moment of now – right now. 🙂

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