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Novelty spam...

Community Gaffer
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Novelty spam...

Just been going through my junk folder and have noticed a couple of new spams, notably those with the subject line 'BREAKING NEWS' (not the CNN/MSNBC variant) or 'Weekly top news'.
Now some of these are just timeless...
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Tributes to man ‘who nearly cleared out his shed’

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Bulimia Not The Same As Being A Greedy B*****d, Say Doctors

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Home Office To Deport Anyone With Iq Below 100

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Hundreds Flock to View Image of Jesus in Vomit Puddle

Where do they get this stuff from?Huh
Anyway, my particular favourite...
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Aliens Are Gay Says Astronaut
Former Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - claims aliens are gay and that they are responsible for many of the earth's ills including global warming, war, disease and The View.

Well, I guess you learn a new thing every day!  Grin

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Novelty spam...

the grand total of my messages are like this, not much content
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X-pstn-neptune: 447/435/0.97/74
X-pstn-levels:     (S: 0.00273/95.75225 CV:99.9999 )
X-pstn-settings: 1 (0.1500:0.1500) cv gt3 gt2 gt1
X-pstn-addresses: from <semidiap1994@harlows.com.my> [660/25]
X-pstn-neptune-cave-rslt: qtine
X-pn-pstn: Spam 1
X-PN-Virus-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v4.00)
X-PN-Spam-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v4.00)
Subject: [-SPAM-] BREAKING news
Top Gear Slammed for Promoting ‘Unfashionable Clothing’
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[Moderator's note by Barry Zubel: Removed link to nasty malware Smiley]
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Novelty spam...

Also getting Weekly News, not much content there either
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X-Mailer:eBizmailer4.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-pstn-neptune: 500/483/0.97/71
X-pstn-levels:     (S: 0.95196/99.82885 CV:99.9999 )
X-pstn-settings: 1 (0.1500:0.1500) cv gt3 gt2 gt1
X-pstn-addresses: from <itnaived@390th.org> [660/25]
X-pstn-neptune-cave-rslt: qtine
X-pn-pstn: Spam 1
X-PN-Virus-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v4.00)
X-PN-Spam-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v4.00)
Subject: [-SPAM-] Weekly top news
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Aliens Are Gay Says Astronaut<BR><BR>Former Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell =
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veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - claims aliens are gay and that they =
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responsible for many of the earth's ills including global warming, war, =
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and The View.<BR><br><br><a =
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All (31) breaking news<br> AND 29 shocking videos</b></a>
</html>

[Moderator's note by Barry Zubel: Removed link to nasty malware Smiley]
pierre_pierre
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Re: Novelty spam...

geewizz
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Re: Novelty spam...

I do enjoy reading the titles of some of these more inventive spam mails. Those samples you quoted are the best I have seen, Bob. I think I need to subscribe to some more outlandish sites to try and attract that standard of leftfieldedness.
Community Gaffer
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Re: Novelty spam...

And today's contributions:
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Cannibal arrested when he tries to eat himself. Police think it is attempted suicide.
Straight out of the 'just when I heard everything department', comes a bizarre story from Dade county Florida.

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David Copperfield Makes the Moon Disappear, NSA Places Him in Custody
People across the planet gasped in wonder as Copperfield counted to 3, waved some kind of "magic IPod" causing the very MOON to disappear from the heavens.

Now where can I get me one of those magic iPods I wonder?  Grin

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
If I've been helpful then please give thanks ⤵

Community Veteran
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Re: Novelty spam...

This one made me laugh today at work:
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Paris Hilton Lectures On Dickens And Dostoevsky

Ahem Grin
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Novelty spam...

Just had this one today
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Mike Tyson to fight Michael Jackson
Community Veteran
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Re: Novelty spam...

Could a mod remove the malware links please?
We don't want accidental clickage Smiley
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Novelty spam...

Sorry about the Malware
Just a few more from weekly news
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Boy Successfully Sues Mother for Crap Cooking
An American 12-year-old from Arkansas has set a legal precedent this week by winning damages of
close to$150,000 from his mother for her appalling cooking.
Britney Spears Engaged
Pop singer Britney Spears has got in engaged. This time Spears got engaged to former "the New Mickey Mouse Club" co-star and former NSYNC member JC Chasez.
The Terrorist Awards 2008: The Results
The Middle East swept the board at last nights Terrorist Awards, scooping the majority categories.
Cannibal arrested when he tries to eat himself. Police think it is attempted Suicide.
Straight out of the 'just when I heard everything department',comes a bizarre story from Dade county Florida.
Barack Obama the long lost nephew of Robert Mugabe
It was just yesterday that an important factbook was unearthed in this famous books outnumbered by comics library. The book was dated in 1920s and contains entries of genealogical importance.
Iran test fires rocket, says state media
The launch of Iran's two-stage rocket, called Safir or "messenger," was successful on Saturday and "paved the way for placing the first Iranian satellite in orbit," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.