Best spam subject lines I have received recently:
Insanity may help you
Manage multiple priorities
I do kind of like those spams that are random jumbles of semi-coherent text with sophisticated words; they almost make sense, in a surreal sort of way, like talking to someone with schizophrenia who has neologisms, word salad, and radically de-trained thoughts, and yet who has some meaning in there if you know how to look.
I’m always tempted to write back to the spammers offering me easy online degrees. I have a PhD– what can you do for me? I don’t, though. In addition to the regular Nigerian 419 scams, I seem to get different types of spam subject lines in my different email accounts. In my main personal account, I get more of the v1agra/c1al1s spam (note to spammmers: your clever substitution of numbers for letters doesn’t fool my spam filter). In my work email account, I get lots and lots of offers for knockoff watches. I wonder how different spammers are crawling different sites or have purchased different lists in order to send me these different spam profiles.
What’s the most interesting spam you’ve received lately?