Someone has been submitting about five “Viagra!” news items to one of my websites every day now for about six months. Such news items are moderated, and never appear on the site since I delete them. That’s dumb.
But that’s not the dumbest spam I’ve ever seen. This is…
Subject: Your approval is waiting!
Dear %CUSTOM_HOMEOWNER%CUSTOM_7. %CUSTOM_8
You can receive %CUSTOM_3 for
%CUSTOM_4 per month.
Please respond %MTG_TODAY.
I received this email in my inbox a couple of days ago. Apparently, this genious acquired a mailing list, installed some sort of automatic spam generator, then forgot to actually enter any of the configuration settings that would have given their message …well, a message.
If any significant percentage of spammers are this dumb, I have hope…