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Friday, January 13, 2006

I Get Spam 

And a lot of it. Luckily... GMail does a damn good job of catching the vast majority of it. But, just in case, every now and then I do go into the spam folder to make sure something that's not spam didn't inadvertently find its way in there. As I was scrolling through the subject lines of all the emails in that folder, I saw this one and had to chuckle:

"Viagra Soft Tabs as low as $3.86"

Viagra... soft tabs? Isn't Viagra supposed to... you know... have the opposite effect?

Maybe you should rethink your marketing campaign.


I've gotten that one too. The best one, tho, proclaimed "You'll need new underpants!" I didn't read it, but I'm guessing they were selling laxatives.

Oddly, I still get more spam at my true name address than my blogging one, altho it hasn't been posted anywhere this century.

  Posted at January 13, 2006 10:34 PM by Anonymous triticale  
My yahoo address gets tons of interesting stuff like that. I think that my favorite subject line (for viagra) was "Your girlfriend called: your d!ck's too small."

SO wrong on SO MANY levels.

  Posted at January 14, 2006 10:33 AM by Blogger Be  
I've found that the best way to avoid spam is to get a .name email address. Unfortunately, it's also the best way to avoid a lot of email you actually want to get as well. Internet companies do a great job of keeping up on this sort of thing (go figure). I've had brick & mortar companies tell me that I should get a secondary email address if I want to do e-business with them.

  Posted at January 14, 2006 11:09 AM by Anonymous Anonymous  
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