10/21 2004 – I only see a fragment of all the thousands of spam messages I receive each day. About 99% of them are transfered directly into my Junk folder and deleted every other day. But of the maybe 50 or so junk messages that doesn’t get caught by the Mail.app junk filter, there is on kind that I actually find really interesting. I’ve said it before, and it’s well worth repeating. Korean spam tastes the best!
Just look at this screen dump of one Korean mail that I received today. I think it looks better than most print campaigns I see in glossy magazines.
Of course, I have no idea whatsoever as to what they are selling, and I don’t click on spam links, so I won’t find out either, but still… I’m impressed. Just compare it to the US-based or Russian crap, or the pr0n offers…
I bet US spammers could learn a lot from their Korean colleagues. And still, I’m pretty glad they don’t look too closely at what they are doing. The image above is scaled down to be 390 pixels across, and with 92% jpg compression, it still weighs almost 100 kb. It would kill bandwidth. But since it is most probably sent from a hi-jacked Windows box whos owner is on the phone with his ISP complainging about how slow his surfing is, what they care?