The Cruelity of Spam

November 06, 2005

So one flavor of spam spoofs the sending address to be the same as the receiving address. Thus it looks like the mail came from yourself. I am not sure what the asshole creating the spam thinks this will cause me to do, but there you go.

For the past month I have had Michele’s email account set to be read in my email client. I wanted to make sure I had gotten ahold of everyone she knew, and for some I only had email addresses. Tonight when I checked the mail there was a mail from Michele. My heart stopped for a moment. Then I realized it had to be some cowheaded spammer spoofing her address.

What I wouldn’t give for five minutes alone in a room with this vile creature and a baseball bat.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.