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Spammers make me laugh…

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Too much email on the brain

Last night I was cruising through our local news website. I see the headline New SPF guidelines coming our way. My first thought was, “Wow, SPF made the paper?” Now, I live in the SF Bay area so there are a lot of technology related stories that hit our paper which might not see the […]

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Silly Saturday Spam

I couldn’t resist posting the newest Nigerian 419 showing up in my mailbox. Attn: Sir/Ma We are writhing to know if it’s true that you are DEAD? Because we received a notification from one MR. GERSHON SHAPIRO of USA stating that you are DEAD and that you have giving him the right to claim your […]

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Email in 2030

As predicted by Mark Brownlow. My favorite? You can still buy 1 million email addresses for $99. It’s still a bad idea.

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Silly spam subject line of the day

It’s Friday, it’s been a long week and while I have things to say I’m looking for some entertainment. What are your favorite spam subject lines? Here are some of mine: “Having rock-like winky is easy”(OK, I admit, sometimes I’m 12 and “winky” makes me laugh) “-Enlarge-your ~Penis up to 3 per month!” (Up to […]

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I hate spam

But sometimes it makes me laugh. Yesterday I got a 419 that said, “[...]have been diagonalized with HIV/AIDS which has defiled all forms of medical treatment[...]” Diagonalized? Defiled all forms of treatment? At least it was entertaining, right?

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Gmail Evolution

All the cool kids are doing infographics, so here’s our take on the new Gmail Priority Inbox.

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Limited email at gmail

Mike Monteiro has a screenshot of what happens when you actually fill up a gmail inbox. How much of that mail is spam, I wonder? HT: Laughing Squid

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Is social media a laughing matter?

I really love my job, but sometimes I miss academia, research and science. One of the ways I stay somewhat connected to that world is reading Scienceblogs (and the new Scientopia site). A few weeks ago my worlds collided when one of the librarians at Scienceblogs posted a Friday funny: 5 signs you’re talking to […]

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10 ways spam is like Vuvuzelas

Amir Lev has a great post today detailing the 10 ways that spam is like Vuvuzelas. After reading his reasons (and deleting over 1000 messages from Cutwail), I absolutely agree. 10. It’s continuous and unavoidable The vuvuzela emits a loud, irritating, continuous noise that’s impossible to avoid — ruining many people’s World Cup experience. Spam […]

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  • ReturnPath on DMARC+Yahoo

    Over at ReturnPath Christine has an excellent non-technical summary of the DMARC+Yahoo situation, along with some solid recommendations for what actions you might take to avoid the operational problems it can cause.No Comments


  • AOL problems

    Lots of people are reporting ongoing (RTR:GE) messages from AOL today.  This indicates the AOL mail servers are having problems and can't accept mail. This has nothing to do with spam, filtering or malicious email. This is simply their servers aren't functioning as well as they should be and so AOL can't accept all the mail thrown at them. These types of blocks resolve themselves. 1 Comment


  • Fixing discussion lists to work with new Yahoo policy

    Al has some really good advice on how to fix discussion lists to work with the new Yahoo policy. One thing I would add is the suggestion to actually check dmarc records before assuming policy. This will not only mean you're not having to rewrite things that don't need to be rewritten, but it will also mean you won't be caught flat footed if (when?) other free mail providers start publishing p=reject.No Comments


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