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Ministry of Propaganda - 30/Oct/2004: "Dumb Spammers"

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Dumb Spammers

Screenshot of the spam e-mail, telling me to get a html capable e-mailer

While I know that spammers only need a very low response rate to make money I'm sometimes wondering what the thinking behind some of their mails is. They must know that most people are annoyed by spam and then they send something out like the mail on the right?

OK, the subject line might get me to open the mail (what? My credit card has been charged? For what?). But then the sender is really a bit too obvious. And finally the body: Get a capable html e-mailer. What? The Bat! is perfectly capable of displaying html e-mails. If I wanted it to. But I don't. You lose. Learn to write multipart messages.

And read about how intrusive marketers are being locked out. Time for a career change, as you're obviously not very good at your job?

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