Unintentionally Blank

Phil Nash on the Internet, Web Standards and Accessibility

Microsoft and Yahoo Working Together On Spam?

Jul 11, 2007

by Phil Nash

Spam is top of a lot of people's agenda at the moment. What with the new spam comments service that Darren Rowse has voiced complaint about (for the record, I don't agree with it either) and seemingly a lot of spam getting through Akismet at the moment. I myself am finding a lot of spam getting into my email inbox at the moment, even though GMail is normally quite good at filtering it all out.

I don't want to complain about spam right now though, as I received one of the less well thought out messages recently that gave me a good giggle. Very early this morning I received the following email:

#1 Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052
Ref: BTD/610/07
Batch: 742701AE

Lucky Winner
You are Number(5) Amount won (1,000.000)One Million

Great Britain Pounds)
Contact our Fiduciary agent
Mr.James Bennett Claims Agent)
E-mail:[email protected]

My claims agent from the Microsoft Award Promotion Department has a Yahoo email address? I can't wait for the day I receive a well thought out spam email, until then I will continue to laugh whilst I dump these in the spam folder.

Had any ridiculous spam recently? I'd love to see what you get too.

Edit: More spam! I have just seen that Akismet has just passed the 2 billion mark, will nothing stop these crazy spammers?

Unintentionally Blank is Phil Nash's thoughts on web development from 2006-2008. Any code or opinions may be out of date.