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The Funniest [Maybe] Spam Ever, but how did it get to my inbox...in both accounts?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, December 2, 2007
12 years ago3,066 views

This is kind of predictable, so how did it make it through gmails filters on BOTH accounts?

DEAR CONFIDANT,

I AM JULIAN MALCOM I AM A CITIZEN OF ENGLAND, AND I
AM RESIDENT IN AMERICA. WHERE MYSELF AND MY HUSBAND WITH THREE KIDS
   WHERE
INVOLVED . IN THE COLLAPSING OF THE MINNEAPOLIS BRIDGE IN MINNESOTA NOT
   QUITE
LONG.

WHICH I FINALLY LOST MY HUSBAND AND THREE KIDS SO I WAS TAKEN TO
HOSPITAL WHERE
I FINALLY TOLD MY PRIVATE DOCTOR GARVIN WELSH THAT I NEED TO BE TAKEN
TO MY OWN
COUNTRY ENGLAND AFTER WHICH THE DOCTOR HAS COMFIRM THAT I WAS SICK WITH
   CANCER
AND THE DOCTOR SAY I HAVE ABOUT FEW MONTHS TO LIVE.

I SEND YOU THIS MAIL WITH THE HELP OF MY PRIVATE DOCTOR IN ENGLAND (DR
   GRAY
COLLINS)
ASSISTING ME. I HAVE LITTLE TIME TO LEAVE, SO I HAVE COMMITTED MYSELF
TO SPREAD
MY HUSBAND WEALTH TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH CARES FOR MANKIND.

I DON'T KNOW YOU, BUT DUE TO MY CONDITION I AM CONTACTING YOU WITH THE
   HOPE
THAT YOU WILL HELP TO CARRY OUT MY INSTRUCTION FOR THE SAKE OF
HUMANITY. I HAVE
US$32 MILLION DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY DEPOSIT COMPANY IN ENGLAND
   RIGHT NOW.
I WANT YOU TO TAKE CUSTODY OF THE FUND AND USE IT FOR CHARITY WORKS AS
   I LOST
MY ENTIRE FAMILY . IN THE COLLASING OF THE MINNEAPOLIS BRIDGE IN
   MINNESOTA NOT
QUITE LONG.

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DO THIS AND CARRY OUT MY WISH,PLEASE SEND ME YOUR
PERSONAL CONTACT.WITH THE HELP OF MY PRIVATE DOCTOR I WILL BE IN
   CONTACT WITH
YOU. PLEASE SEND
YOUR. REPLY TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS
BELOW.

[email address removed]
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO ASK. I
AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

REGARDS,
JULIAN MALCOM

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Its sad that spam follows up on the heels of a disaster like the bridge collapse.

Satan [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Not any sadder than on the heels of a ballerina. Spam sucks equally all of the the time, not more after disasters.

S S [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

When webspam team starts fighting using their tweaked spam algorithm,
the basic spams started coming to inbox.may be they are moving away from blocking spams.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I presume that Google's spam filtering is dynamic.

If a new message comes in that doesn't trigger any known spam checks, it goes into everyone's Inbox. But as people start marking that message as spam, there comes a point where Google marks it as spam for everyone.

So people who compulsively check their email every few minutes are sure to see more spam than people who check it (say) once a day.

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