Thursday, September 30, 2004

Earth is not round, it's dirty

In the old days, spam was simple. An email would come into your inbox that clearly was advertising a certain type of product, with a rather dull, obvious subject line.

Today, in an attempt to avoid filters, spam subject lines are getting more and more creative.

Besides the 'Resolve debt the Christian way' (which I presume means debt-forgiveness, since usury is forbidden in the bible, and it would be un-Christian to run a credit company), there are now the completely random subject lines. Today I received one that actually made me smile. Instead of saying 'coincidental ox buy vi4ggggra cheep' (all ploys to avoid filters), this one said 'Earth is not round! It's dirty!'. Well, the odd contrast in that subject line is riveting, and although I suspected that this was a porn ad, I had to open the email to see.

Instead of porn, this is what it said "A Soft Tab is an oral lozenge, mint in flavor, containing pure Tadalafil Citrate that is placed under your tongue and dissolved. Easy and imperceptible to take. Take just a candy and become ready for 36 hours of love. This is most modern and safe way not to cover with shame Only 15 minutes to wait FDA Approved."

Surely, this is the most briliant subject line I've ever seen for a viagraesque product, having nothing to do with the content of the email. Although, I must say, I wouldn't mind eating mint candies and becoming ready for 36 hours of love - and I would not to cover with shame, of course. One does have to wonder if the Japanese have started spamming - this subject line and the phrasing in the email are strangely reminiscent of Japglish.


Blogger satmandu said...

Japglish == Engrish... I like it.

12:50 PM  

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