Friday Fun: Spam version

Friday Fun: Spam version

I haven’t visited the spam holding pen for a while, so Friday seemed like a good time to check for the latest flattering and incoherent messages. (Thank goodness for Akismet, defender against blog comment spam. Although it no longer shows a running total, at one point...

More spam scams to avoid

There’s a new category of scams making the rounds (well, it was new to me): hostile messages supposedly from an eBay buyer saying things like “I want my money back because I did not received (sic) my item until now. I will report you to eBay as fraud if...

Creative spam

Just for fun, I had a look through the 58 spam messages that were in Akismet’s holding pen and was amused to find these attempts to get through spam filters (amid mostly offers for various prescription drugs): “Very sensible post…”...

Amusing spam

Feeling battered today after returning from Montreal last night — going there took five hours, coming home took seven, because the highway had been closed for many, many hours after an accident. Although the section was opened by the time we got there,...

I’ve been comment spammed!

The only surprise is that it took so long: I’ve just received my first “comment spam,” which Wikipedia says is “done by automatically posting random comments” in the hopes of increasing a site’s search engine ranking. Of course, that only works if the comment gets...