Email Spam titles- not as good as they used to be.

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  1. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man, I remember when email spam was almost convincing. But now, I get titles like this:
    "I is minstrelsy"
    "A recuperate or matrimony"
    "And shields be erosible"
    "As despicable of atkins"
    "He quartic he atypic"

    I mean, who's gonna legitimately open these? These spammers need to start trying a bit harder.
     
  2. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    That's intentional. It's designed to help get the messages past spam filters. And someone will open them.

    On a distantly related note, here are subject lines from e-mails I got when I was on the Honors Program mailing list at my university:

    Subject: [honors-uiowa] help a fellow student for free pizza
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] when in Tel Aviv, do as the international luncheon speakers do
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Debating nuclear weapons
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Volunteer-Prairie Seed Replanting
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Freedom + Justice = Peace
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Hubbard Park Butterfly Release
    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Foreign Relations luncheons are FAN-flipping-TASTIC!!

    And my personal favorite:

    Subject: [honors-uiowa] Volunteer - Owl Glass Puppetry Center

    Way to break the stereotype, guys!
     
  3. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    What the hell type of spam are you getting? Mine are all about male enlargement and my free stuff from Target/WalMart/best Buy/etc.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Mine are like "HI ITS (insert name here)" over and over again...
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    My work email gets spammed all the time with those emails. They're usually stock offerings, that kind of junk.
     
  6. Rodimus Major

    Rodimus Major Custom User Title

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    I miss all the hot bi/lesbian blondes that used to spam me, and offer me xanax, now that you mention it.
     
  7. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    Mine are always about the stocks and morgages I don't have and the bank loan I didn't apply for getting approved.
     
  8. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    My favorite spam subject line was: MUTANT DICKS!
     

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