Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ah, the entertainment provided by email spam

I get dozens of email spams per day, most of them never seeing the light of daylight thanks to a pretty sweet spam filter. However, one message slipped through, and I thought the contents were too awesome to pass up. It's as if someone set up a program to just automatically take words from the English language and fit them into something somewhat coherent. It makes sense, but not really.

From: [sender]
Subject: If she had partaken of myflesh.
Date: July 29, 2007 9:01:18 AM PDT
To: Me

The vulnerable programs include Microsoft Office 2000 Office XP Money 2002 Money 2003 Project.
Could have been another reason that few people felt the effects of the attack.
As the imminent US/UK action on Iraq gains momentum we are expecting.
According to mi2g this is the largest number of attacks to take place in a single day.

Wha? Isn't the whole point of spam to get someone to buy your stupid weight-loss/wang-lengthening powder? What's the point of writing some incomprehensible babble? (And, no, it didn't have a malicious trojan or whatever attached.)