Posts Tagged ‘funny’

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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Miss Freya and the Taliban Virus

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Today, in the “more proof that there’s nothing new under the sun” category, we’re going to discuss the Taliban Virus.

The so-called “Taliban Virus” is a MANUAL virus. A manual virus requires you to voluntarily damage your computer because the virus is not sophisticated enough to do it by itself.

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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 »

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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Free Walmart Gift Card – Shady Marketing

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

If you want to receive more spam than you could possibly imagine then you should definitely participate in this offer. As far as we can tell it’s technically legal but that doesn’t make it any less of a scam. This is the old, tried and true, “give us a bunch of information we might give you a prize” sweepstakes offer. If you substitute “money” for “information” this is the same ploy that’s been used by carnival pitch men since, well, as long as there have been carnivals.

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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” <nbhgyt@yahoo.com>

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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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We are Not of Such Dirty and Illegal Characters

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Every so often we get the privilege of reading a laugh out loud funny fraud attempt.

Submitted for your enjoyment:

Subject: We are Not of Such Dirty and Illegal Characters

From: Western Union <westenunion11@live.com>

The subject alone is pretty funny but wait until you ready the message body.

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Old Fashioned Advice For Avoiding Spam Email

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

If you really want to avoid unwanted email you should use OnlyMyEmail. We block over 99% without critical false positives.If you don’t respect your online identity, nobody else will and before long your in-box will rot and fall off. At least that’s what our mother told us. She also told us to eat our vegetables that we’d go blind if we forwarded email to ourselves.

We usually take what Mom says with a grain of salt.

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