February 23, 2005

  • You know, were I going to be a Wicked Dickens and try to either stealthily and sneakily get someone's ID info via a bogus email, or maybe just ascertain I've reached a valid email address, I'd probably run the message through a spellchecker first.

    Hate to break it to whoever was the mastermind behind a spam message I get occasionally, but the header tips me off right away that there's something rotten in the state of Denmark:  "Alert Service - Account Limited Notifycation"


    It does look elegant, I'll give it that.

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  • I thought they misspelled things intentionally to help them avoid the spam blockers?

  • Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought it was more along the lines of misspelling Viagra, or adult, or something.  There could certainly be a legitimate use of "notification" in a mail subject header.

    Anyway, believe me, if you read the message the couple of other glitches would clear up any confusion.  Misplaced period, for example.  Not the sort of thing that'd escape a real, honest to goodness bank's webmaster.

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