The Lighter Side

Norton Safe Web Lays An Egg

Monday, January 5th, 2015

User’s of any Norton product (owned by Symantec) are running into some very strange errors when trying to access OnlyMyEmail’s web site lately.

In fact, they’re being told that we’re a malicious infected malware site and cannot be trusted.

Pretty startling, given our beyond stellar reputation as the most accurate spam filtering system on the Internet since we launched in 2003, winning awards from PC Magazine, PC World and blocking more spam than any other filter ever tested by the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Competition.

What dangerous and malicious ill-willed behavior are we up to over here recently?

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How Spam Filtering Helps You Lose Weight

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Extrapolating from the studies quoted in this New York Times column we have reached the astounding conclusion that being exposed to less spam can help you lose weight.

Right about now you’re probably asking yourself “How can this be?” Well, follow us over the jump and we’ll show you. more »

Spam Wars – The Video Game

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Hey somebody made a video game of our job!

Okay so our job is really nothing like this. Especially the part about shooting spammers.

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Oops, Wrong Way. D’oh!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

wrong waySpammers send a lot of email. Like millions of messages a day. You might be wondering how they manage to type and send a million messages without dying of carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s simple really, they use mail merge software that sends the same message to a lot of different addresses.

Occasionally the results can be entertaining. more »

There’s Hope

Friday, October 1st, 2010

there's hope


Not Quite Spam

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Email marketing is cheap: production costs are nearly nonexistent; delivery is free; you can do reasonably accurate targeting with minimal effort; and you don’t need to own any equipment.

This is why there is so much spam.

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The Stars Have All Gone Out

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This is just awful!

Subject: Madonna Died

Tiger Woods died along with 34 other people when the Air Force CT-43 “Bobcat” passenger plane carrying the group on a trip crashed into a mountainside while approaching the Dubrovnik airport in Croatia during heavy rain and poor visibility.

Please see attachment

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That Ol’ Black (Email) Magic That You Weave So Well

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Yes Virginia, there is Black Magic (BM).

If there wasn’t, nobody would send spam like this:

Subject: cure black magic

From: “batool fatima” <>

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Protect Your Right To A Larger Penis

Friday, August 13th, 2010

This is and old one from The Onion but still funny. We bumped into it while doing some research the other day. Now we have to look for a new job. We didn’t realize we were hurting so many people by blocking spam.

“For millions of poorly hung American men, spam is a vital source of information about penis-enlargement options, and our elected officials have no right to take it away from them.”

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Spam How To – A Tongue In Cheek Guide To Spam

Friday, August 6th, 2010

As experts in spam control we have concluded that there’s a secret spammer’s manual out there that is followed, to varying degrees, by nearly all spammers. We thought it would be fun to try to reverse engineer this manual based on the types of things we see repeated in campaign after campaign.

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