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Intro to Spams — Stupid spams

What is spam?

“Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.”


Who is a spammer?

A spammer is a complete stranger that sends out spam (see definition above). My spams happen to be from strangers not from this country. These spams are related to mostly commerce or business related endeavors involving the substantial receipt in the form of monetary value. I’ve received some in the form of job offers to conduct business elsewhere. The stories relayed in the body of each spam are an urgent plea of some sort due to dire straits or death.

Why are you sharing your spam?

My purpose is to show the various samples of spams and allow other recipients to compare theirs to mine. This should encourage the doubtful recipients to rest assured that most are not legitimate. In most cases, anything from a complete stranger should always be avoided at all cost. If the cost is out of curiosity, then the recipients of spams are left to their own devices.

How can one tell if an email is a spam?

Here are ways to tell if the email is a spam:

  • The recipient does not recognize the name or the email of the sender.
  • The sender does not address the person properly in their full and/or proper name.

One could also tell if the email is a spam if one email account receives nothing while the other does. The emails I use actively seem to receive the most spams. I know my other email accounts, which are currently in private mode and are not is use, do not receive spams at all.

When is the final resting place of spams and spammers?

When something seems too good to be true, this is not a good sign. The recipient of such unexpected emails should not bother reading these and ignore completely. The next step is to delete and report these as spam to their service provider. This should help minimize the amount of incoming junk email in the future. For the worse case scenarios, the authorities are involved and the perpetrators are fined and/or jailed.

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