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20 December 2007 @ 04:48 pm
spam spam spam spam spammity spam!  
I had been admiring, the last few days, how very few spam messages I'd been getting. I thought maybe somebody'd been arrested or something, one of the major spam kings. I'd been going to comment on it, and then I thought no, nevermind, I wouldn't do that, because it seemed like every time I did it in the past, I suddenly got a huge flood of spam.

I've gotten over a thousand spams to my gmail account since I thought about that this morning, about six hours ago.

Current Mood: crushedflooded with spam
Current Music: the spam song, of course
dqg_nealdqg_neal on December 20th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
At least they go to the spam folder, right?
kitmizkit on December 20th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Most of them. The auto filter has missed about 40 or 50.
irishkate: Athenairishkate on December 20th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Wow - I'm not going to say a word about my account or even THINK about my account

And I suggest that's the last time you do too!!
Dinidamedini on December 20th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
*G* Yup, you thought too loud. But it's not personal, I also got new and more creative spam in the last 24h.

I hate that people are actually stupid enough to believe spam and thus make it profitable.
irishkate: Athenairishkate on December 20th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
turns out No one has to believe the spam for the spammers to get paid - you just have to go look at the site - even to unsubscribe - and they get a 'visted' count and get paid.
Dinidamedini on December 20th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
BTW - I've been reading Immortal Beloved as my lunchtime "book" at work.

I wasn't a huge fan of the Highlander movies (well, beyond the first) or the TV show, but I am loving this story!!! I adore when a writer can give me a different look at something that didn't work for me in its original incarnation!!!!
kit: fandommizkit on December 20th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! I love that book, honestly. :) I have two more Methos novels I'd like to write someday, but unless I get so popular I can write tie-ins for a series years off the air and they'll sell because they say CE Murphy on the front, I'm not sure I'll ever actually get around to it... :)
alfreda89alfreda89 on December 21st, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Now you KNOW not to mention ANYTHING about the big piggy loaf.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on December 21st, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
We learned yesterday that, where I work (roughly 3000 employees), our filters determined that of about 3,000,000 incoming email messages last month, 26,000 of them were legit email. Which means that there's a whole lot of spam out there.

So you're not alone.