I may already be a winner!

(from the oh wait, nevermind dept.) It’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these. I found this in the spam folder of one of my gmail accounts. From: coordinator@freelott.com Date: Oct 31, 2005 11:44 AM Subject: Award Payment MR. ANDREW GRANT. FREE LOTTO PROMOTIONS REF NUMBER: SLI/421/960/05 BATCH NUMBER: ST-688-SN13-05 Dear Winner, We … Continue reading “I may already be a winner!”

Trolls / Spammers / Kooks / Clueless People

I’ve had a a continuous presence on the web for over 10 years . It’s pretty difficult to go that long without attracting some trolls, kooks, and generally clueless people. I’ve recently created a new topic to consolidate guestbook entries, comments and emails from such people.


We get letters…

Apparently, someone took offense to this post. Here’s a recent email (original formatting preserved, email altered to protect the stupid): Subject: foxnews Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 11:41:52 -0400 From: [removed]@webtv.net (Dennis Wiitala) if fox news is always wrong or using THE MEMO to guide their content, why do they use AP reports on their … Continue reading “We get letters…”

Another “Winner”

Here’s an actual email sent to my Yahoo email account: Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:53:17 +0000 From: “Yahoo!” To: foistboinder Subject: Your Yahoo! ID – foistboinder@yahoo. com D‮ae‬r Y‮oha‬o! Mem‮eb‬r, We mu‮ts‬ ch‮ce‬k t‮ah‬t yo‮ru‬ Ya‮oh‬o! ID was re‮ig‬stered by r‮ae‬l pe‮po‬le. So, to he‮pl‬ Y‮ha‬oo! p‮er‬vent auto‮etam‬d regis‮art‬tions, plea‮es‬ c‮il‬ck on t‮sih‬ l‮ni‬k … Continue reading “Another “Winner””

Are search engines include you website?

Here’s an email that slipped by my spam filter (spelling and formatting preserved). Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:35:20 -0400 (EDT) From: “Dede Donovan” To: webmaster@xxxx-xxx.com Subject: Are search engines include you website? Potencial customers don’t visit your website bcause can’t find it in Major Search Engines? Get your website be included to search indexes … Continue reading “Are search engines include you website?”

Typical Wingnuttery

Here’s a recent entry (spelling and formatting preserved) from my Guestbook. The author of this entry felt this information was so important he posted it 12 times!!! Name: Roger WykoffEmail: [deleted]Date: Tue Jul 13 05:09:09 2004Homepage: From: IndianaReferred from: GoogleComments: I keep hearing Vietnam Veteran everytime this joker makes a speech. Below adds some perspective. … Continue reading “Typical Wingnuttery”

If I wanted to, I could do it myself

Dear Mr. Flash Logo Animator Spammer Guy, If I want to clutter my web site with annoying Flash animation, I’m certain I could do it myself. If I were to hire someone to do this work for me, you can be damn sure you would not get my business. The fact you advertise your business … Continue reading “If I wanted to, I could do it myself”

Do people actually fall for this?

Here’s an actual email sent to my Yahoo email account: Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 15:01:31 -0500 From: “YAH0O!” To: “Foistboinder” Subject: Your_ _Yahoo`_ user ID (foistboinder@yahoo.com)    Dear* Y@HOO Cleints,    _This_ Emai| !nform Y0U that _your_ Yahoo account` (foistboinder@yahoo.com) will be BL0CKED after` 13 _days_ (@S @FTER autoomateed reegisttration) _if_ you will_ not … Continue reading “Do people actually fall for this?”