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Refinnace your loan, dung pit

just gotta laugh at spam titles these days

     
6:03 am on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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These spammers are really getting personal when they start calling names. LOL.
6:49 am on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I seem to be getting hit with masses of spam recently, anyone else?
7:06 am on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yes, I've had lot's lately.
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Yes, me too. I receive a lot of those 'V A L / i u m', 'v / A G R a' mails lately and also a lot of bouncing mails that I've never send.
12:20 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Once upon a time, during the last years of the previous century (sounds like a long time ago now) I was very happy to be able to get "my" domain (i.e. lastname.tld), meaning I was able to have a very easy-to-remember email address for friends and familiy (firstname@lastname.tld). Even then I never used it for public mailing lists for fear of spam. But alas, friends and family (despite my best efforts) quite happily include my ever-so-convenient address in their CC: lists, and if it wasn't for SpamAssassin it would now be very unusable.

(I deleted some of my mail aliases earlier today which I no longer need, in an effort to counter the most recent spam wave, and while this reduced the number of spams by half, I noticed my main address gets most of the rest).

Normally I am against cruel and unusual punishments of any kind, but I will happily make an exception for our spamming brethren.

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Today I received the 'Viagra' mail 23 times within 2 minutes on one email I.D.

They must think , I desperately need it ..

I wonder who spread this (mis)information.

Anyways, I have cheaper substitutes, where I live.. My country does not have product patents for drugs, only process patents, although things are changing, courtesy WTO... ;-)

2:31 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't need V1agra. Guess I'm a natural. :)
3:37 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Lawman: Its all that fruit you eat
3:39 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I started taking Rogaine and Viagra. My new hair stands straight up...
4:10 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I often get funny, dumbass noob stuff. Like

Subj: {RAND1} V/A/L/I/U/M {RAND2}

Just like that. I guess the spam software should replace the template variables, but the spammer made a mistake and it didn't work. I get tons of those with differeng things like %FNAME% %LNAME% and such. Every time I see this I chuckle.

P.S. I get about 150 spams a day! Thanks God for SpamCop.

12:28 am on May 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm used to strange subject lines for spam, but I have to say this one takes the cake. "If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?"

That one really cracked me up, because not only do I have no idea what it's meant to make me think (and I didn't look at the message to check), but it's painfully circular reasoning as well!

Does anyone actually read a message that starts that way? Please don't tell me they do - that would be simply too much to take!

Next thing will probably be something like, "If we're not supposed to read spam, why is it sent by email?"

And I don't even want to TRY to answer THAT one! ;)

12:34 am on May 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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lol. that is a funny one. I would have opened it just to see what they were selling.
3:46 am on May 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"If we're not supposed to eat humans, why are they made of meat?"

Sorry , I am a Vegetarian..

10:59 am on May 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I seem to be getting hit with masses of spam recently, anyone else?

Good to know it's not just me.

Got some spam yesterday titles Tribal Panties. Well, it made me laugh.

5:29 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just had one from 'Bethovens Cat' amzing
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Getting nostalgia from this, reminds me of the simpson's episode where Lisa protests cutting down that huge tree. At the beginning of the episode she meets that hippy with dreads, "I'm a level five vegan, I don't eat anything that casts a shadow."
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Yes, there has been a tsunami of spam lately. First peaked a month ago, slacked off, now a fresh wave, many pharma spam, with rather amusing subject lines like:

Order status, non-jew

Hi, parasol mushroom

Refinance your loan, sin-bred

I opened one; it had an HTML ad that was probably a web beacon (d'oh!) then several paragraphs of ridiculous keywords like:
<snip>
Strange, very strange.
-Automan
Is it okay to quote emails that are only nonsense?

[edited by: lawman at 7:22 am (utc) on June 2, 2006]
[edit reason] No [/edit]

1:56 am on June 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Okay, rereading the thread title, I should correct one:

Refinnance [sic] your loan, sin-bred

Who would go to the trouble to make a subject-randomizer, then give it mildly insulting variables to work with? Now THAT is hilarious!
-Automan

6:29 pm on June 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"They" are still at it. Like flotsam in an eddy current, these were swirling about my inbox after the weekend:

Over paying, just refinnace, stop valve

:), mint stamp

Your money, nightshade family
Your money, nipper crab
:), Non-hellenic
Your health, palsy-stricken
Your cash, net tracery
Amazing stuff, night bolt
Order status, oval-lanceolate
Test the sweets of the life yourself

Too funny!
-Automan

5:46 am on June 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I get at least 50+ emails per day offering a better home finance deal.

I get at least 3 physical regular mailed letters per day offering a better home finance deal.

I get at least 5 telephone calls per week offering a better way to mortgage my home.

What I find kind of odd is that all of these people don't know that I own the property outright?

All of the above attempt to obtain my business through threats and immtimidation.......well that is plainly stupid as I own it already, it would also be stupid if I didn't!

So I have to conclude that the vast majority of loan officers in the USA today are either totally stupid or very desperate......either way.....good riddance to you!

5:57 am on June 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All the way to work and all the way back, different radio ads but almost all selling two things:
a) Refinancing, b) Beds / mattresses.

Is the common theme a high markup? -Larry

1:35 pm on June 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In my inbox this morning:

Watch it like a hawk H-Y-W-I Your name is mud.

Sender's name was <snip>.

Remarkably, it was in my inbox, and not in my Inboxer-Blocked or even Inboxer-Review folder. Inboxer used to be great, but the spammers seem to be winning. I though it was supposed to be able to learn new patterns but these stock tips make it through every time.

[edited by: lawman at 2:33 pm (utc) on June 13, 2006]

 

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