Sometimes spam is hilarious.
We've all had to deal with a variety of unwanted ads, offers, and bogus emails since the inception and popularity of the internet. Some email services, like the one I use, allow users to set high security for their email so mail from people on their contact list is allowed to enter the inbox. The rest get sent away to a "suspect email folder" for review. Just looking at the list of those suspected emails is dismaying.
Most of it's crap - an ever increasing pile of it since a new email domain (tmail.com) came on board a few months ago. It's all pretty much the same, too. Big time promises of cheap penis pills demonstrate that they don't have a clue about who they're sending their ad to (lady puddytats have no need of penis pills).
Or offers of credit card monitoring, credit scores, miracle cures, cheap printer ink, life insurance, gift card offers, notices that "you've won" a contest you never entered, along with a plethora of requests for donations from groups you can never get away from after you e-signed one of their petitions or politicians/groups you donated a few bucks to years ago. Trying to get off one of those email lists is like trying to leave Hotel California (you can check in, but you can never leave no matter how hard you try).
One of the funny ones I got today offered training to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Clearly not a clue who they sent that one to either. If I thought it was legit and not fraudulent, I might think about informing them that I got my Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 1973 and I'm still a Registered Nurse.
On the bright side, though, no more Nigerian Princes offering to share their money with you. Either they've discovered that we're "on" to them or they've finally figured out how to get their hands on their vast fortune without our help.
But that's not the only kind of spam we have to put up with these days. We've got all kinds of spam right here on Daily Kos and a lot of it shouldn't be missed. Follow me below the cheese curl for more.
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