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03-Jun-2002

Stupid Spam, Again

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 11:41 pm

Here’s the actual text of a “medical” spam e-mail that I just received. Misused apostrophes, commas used as apostrophes, misused quotation marks, stupid misspellings…wow, this runs the whole gamut of stupid proofreading.

I guess it’s true: spammers really aren’t the brightest bulbs in the box, so to speak.

Edited 2005/01/20 to add: I was sent a cease-and-desist notice by a company which shall remain unnamed, claiming that the spam snippet I had originally posted in this entry violated their trademarks. This, despite the fact that I cannot find anything even remotely resembling the trademarks mentioned in what I quoted. I’ll investigate this further, and may restore it upon further analysis…

Edited 2006/11/02 to add: I had totally forgotten about this post, but to be honest, I thought the company in question didn’t have a legal leg to stand on in the first place even when I received the C&D notice (no doubt they found the original spam with a web search for a certain product name, and didn’t do any further investigation). So I’m reposting the file with a very clear disclaimer at the beginning…and blocking search engine hits to the file in robots.txt just for good measure, so it has to be found through this post.

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