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Regality's picture

Every once in a while I get a spam email with a title that is worth noting.  This is today's winner: 


msm-s's picture

(post #52288, reply #1 of 18)

if that was the title, what the heck was the text?

Regality's picture

(post #52288, reply #2 of 18)

I didn't open it--just made note of the title and deleted it quickly before it bit me.  *L*

tagnostic's picture

(post #52288, reply #3 of 18)

if its obvious spam, I use a proxy and mail them back all the spam I´ve saved (in one huge file), hope their server enjoys it, if they block the big file, I put it in my todo list and have it remail the same spam every 15 minutes for 48hrs, they usually take me off thier lists if they can fight through the proxy..

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Regality's picture

(post #52288, reply #4 of 18)

Oh, yes, I never doubted that it was spam.  It was in my spam folder which I check now and again to make sure that something I want hasn't been diverted to there.  I just thought the title was hilarious.


ETA:  Did sloppy reading of your post the first time around, so my response probably doesn't make a lot of sense. 


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Edited 4/23/2009 3:52 pm by Regality

Regality's picture

(post #52288, reply #5 of 18)

I'm not nearly as ambitious as you are.  However, with spam snail mail that the sender refuses to stop sending, I've been known to put the whole shebang in an envelope addressed to them and using their own return address, with no postage.  Probably not legal, but very satisfying.

tagnostic's picture

(post #52288, reply #6 of 18)

actually it is legal, and if you weight it down with things they are liable for the postage, as an exercise in anti spam I taped one of those post cards to a brick, wrapped it in multiple layers of clear packing tape and dropped it in the mail, the postman said it was legit, and it was delivered. Its those simple pleasures ;)

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Regality's picture

(post #52288, reply #7 of 18)

Hmmm...I do have a small supply of bricks in the garage.  *L* 

kathymcmo's picture

(post #52288, reply #8 of 18)

Kind of sticks it to the poor postal carrier though too, doesn't it?

tagnostic's picture

(post #52288, reply #9 of 18)

they only have to carry it a few steps, and I figure they aren't too happy with postal spam either...

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cyalexa's picture

(post #52288, reply #10 of 18)

re.   I use a proxy and mail them back


Is using a proxy a fairly simple procedure?

tagnostic's picture

(post #52288, reply #14 of 18)

extremely these days, I don't use them for regular forums I trust ie here and a few others but for normal surfing I always keep it on, FoxyProxy is a good one to start with, but there are a bunch you can download for free, if your using Firefox there are several add on proxy filters that will auto install and all you have to do is turn them on and off. Without them if you respond to an email, your location, service provider, are easy, with a little more work you can get a name, after that its wide open... I'm a tad paranoid, which is the other reason for Linux and Proxies, (no viruses for linux and the machine can't be hijacked or slaved & no email bombs)
the net is not all happy, happy, joy, joy

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Ruth's picture

(post #52288, reply #11 of 18)

Back before spam filters became so vigilant, I used to get lots of junk email. One month, I copied each and every subject line into a word file. I ended up with a joycean sort of paragraph, quite evocative in its way.

MadMom's picture

(post #52288, reply #12 of 18)

True, but how many ways can you use "Please help me get $25 million out of Nigeria" in the same sentence?



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Ruth's picture

(post #52288, reply #13 of 18)

It was more of a soft sell back then, and the topics were more often about enhancement of a more physical than financial nature. It was quite amusing.

moxie's picture

(post #52288, reply #15 of 18)

Bwah! You said "soft sell" while talking about male enhancement ads. *snickering*

Ruth's picture

(post #52288, reply #16 of 18)

um, I didn't mention gender.

MadMom's picture

(post #52288, reply #17 of 18)

Ohhh, I used to get those all the time.  Unfortunately, I looked all over my body and never could find the part they were trying to enhance...



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

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Marcia's picture

(post #52288, reply #18 of 18)

I looked all over my body and never could find the part they were trying to enhance...

Just goes to show that you REALLY needed the product they were pushing. LOL