July 9, 2011
419s are really phoning it in these days
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:28:09 +0300 From: Micro Soft
Micro Soft Awarded You 1,000,000.00 GBP
That's it? Come on, mugu, put your back into it.
Posted by schampeo at 10:05 AM
October 11, 2007
Favorite "Mobster I. Syphilitic" silly forged From sender from this month:
From: "Generics E. Kneecapping" <[elided]@[elided].com>
It'd been a while since I'd actually seen any of these, but they're back in force.
Posted by schampeo at 3:44 PM
May 30, 2007
Some people just Do Not Get It
So, this news story on how hard it is for widdle marketing morons to keep their company's mail servers off those evil antispam blacklists is a comedy of errors. Note that:
Several years ago, Gary Bevers, the current group publisher for National Petroleum News Magazine, created an e-mail newsletter for his previous employer and sent it out to a list of names he had bought from a reputable marketing company. Unfortunately, the list was old, and only 600 messages out of 10,000 made it through to the intended recipients.
The rest were returned as invalid. Because so many e-mails bounced back as addressee unknown, his company's IP address was branded a spammer. It looked as though he had sent messages to random names and addresses even though he had bought what he thought was a solid permission-based list.
No, he wasn't branded a spammer because "so many e-mails bounced back", he was branded a spammer because he was spamming. He bought a dirty list, got caught, and got listed. End of story.
Posted by schampeo at 7:46 AM