12/12 2002 – I’ve decided do publish some examples of the spam I receive every day. Todays pick is a mail entitled Introduction from Kent Kristensen.
So who is this guy Kent Kristensen? What does he mean with with ”the new e-mail nettiquette”? All I know is that he has sent this spam mail to me twice this morning. Once to my legitimate address and once to an address that I only receive spam to. For the records: I’m not, and have never been, at all interested in golf.
So, the guy goes out and buys a few million e-mail addresses, or maybe harvests them himself off the web. Then he makes me unsubscribe from something I have never shown any interest in. Fair? No.
Here is what he sent me:
From: ”Kent Kristensen” [epost64:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: tor dec 12, 2002 05:48:23 Europe/Stockholm
To: [my most spammed address]
Reply-To: ”Kent Kristensen” [epost65:email@example.com]
Please allow us to introduce ourselves:
We are now following the new e-mail netiquette to prevent from sending you anything which may be mistaken for SPAM!
This is a free news letter for which you have been recommended to receive. If you in any way are inconvenienced by this message and would like to unsubscribe from this mailing list please find instructionshere.
If however, you are a golfer, or otherwise interested in golf-related subjects, then we invite you to visit our web sitewww.worldgolf.deor www.golfmaniac.org! Both websites are non- profit golf info sites, only for to benefit golf enthusiasts like ourselves!
We do not wish to take any more of your valuable time now – enjoy the reading!
We wish you all the best, and a happy holiday season.
CEO & President