Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Remove Me

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Today’s “Lighter Side” post is about what happens when you “unsubscribe” from spam.  Rather than providing opt-out links for your convenience, spammers have an ulterior motive for providing what appears to be a legitimate “removal” option that has nothing to do with the CAN-SPAM Act.

You should be really careful about unsubscribe attempts.

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Beware of Granny

Friday, April 9th, 2010

granny wolfWe couldn’t decide whether to put this in Email Fraud or The Lighter Side. The Lighter Side won out because it’s so funny in a pathetic sort of way.

A 78 year old Florida “granny” has been arrested for scamming over one million dollars out of her friends and pastor. Her crime spree began around five years ago after  she was bilked out of over ten thousand dollars by a Nigerian lottery fraud scam.

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Get Your 419 Degree

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Education is not an option, it’s an obligation to you and yours. Now you too can earn an advanced degree in the art of email fraud. Read on to learn more about how you can begin an exciting career as a 419 spammer.

We have often wondered where a professional 419 spammer would learn their craft and now, thanks to our diligent research, the answer has been found:

They attend The University of Nigeria of course. It’s so obvious we don’t know how we could have missed it.

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419 Infomercial

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Because we deal with fraudulent email day in and day out we have become callous and jaded and no longer have any sympathy for the plight of 419 scammer. But what if we looked at it from a different point of view . . . more »

Penis Enlargement Threatened

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Over at ONN (Onion News Network) they’re reporting on the economic impact of America’s refusal to accept spam from the rest of the world. Almost makes you feel sorry for the spammers . . . NOT! more »

National Do Not Spam Registry

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Because most spam originates outside the US and laws to prevent it are largely unenforceable it’s unlikely that there will ever be a “National Do Not Spam Registry”.

Fortunately the folks at have created a web page to give us an idea what the sign up form would look like if there was one.

Here’s the link: The National Do Not Spam Registry

Disclaimer: The site linked above is a parody. It says so right at the top. The form doesn’t submit and you won’t stop getting spam (unless you use our spam filtering service).

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You’ll Love This

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Every once in a while something comes along that makes you wonder how anyone survived without it.

This isn’t one of those things.

Nevertheless, like so much of the content on the World Wide Web, it is kind of fascinating in a pet rock sort of way.

Those of you who are using our spam filtering service may have forgotten what spam is like since you’re not seeing it in your inbox any more. You might even miss it. (Yeah, we didn’t think so.) Well, now there’s a new way to experience spam without having to delete it . . . more »

Spam Solutions Checklist

Friday, February 12th, 2010

check listThe checklist below covers just about every possible objection to a new “spam solution” proposal. It is especially useful in responding to government initiatives but it can also be found posted in response to ideas from corporate entities (who should know better and who shall remain nameless) as well as “man on the street” suggestions. Heck, we even use it as an internal document.

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What’s in a name? ‘spam’

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Source:spam Author: janet galore

Why do we call junk email ‘Spam’?  Well Monty Python of course.  It’s a reference to a famous (infamous?) skit in which a man walks into a restaurant and asks what they serve (video after the jump).

The waitress replies:, “Well, there’s egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; etc.

At various points Vikings break out into a chorus of “spam spam spam spam”.  Early in the history of junk email people started to refer to it as ‘spam’ and the moniker stuck.

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