Headed To Prison

Headed To Prison

Well… it looks like this is going to be my last post for a while. I got this email this morning from the FBI and it looks like I’m going to jail. SUBJECT: From Federal Bureau Of Investigation.. FROM: FBI  Urgent Attention To You. We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face to face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the … Continue reading

Hi Unknown Man! How Are You Today?

Unknown Man

Email marketing… you’re doing it wrong. I noticed this one that had gone into my spam filter. Subject: Hi unknown man! How are you today? From: Regina Hi! How about your day? My name is Regina. I’m 28 years old. I am a single woman. I have no children. I have a college degree. I want to find someone with whom we will understand each other and share opinions. I want to meet a faithful, … Continue reading

Seems Legit – Please Respond

Please Respond

In my last post A Message To My Concerned Colleagues, I talked about when folks email a distribution list. Today I come in and I get THIS gem which sent to the email address corp_it_contractors@mycompany.com. And while I’m no longer a member of that list my immediate response was… “Seems legit.” Subject: hi From: ciraoncrydermanayx5509 To: corp_it_contractors Hi corp_it_contractors How are you? My name is Valarie. I am 25 years old. I am from Chongqing. I … Continue reading

Sometimes, You Just Have To Respond To Your SPAM

You've Got SPAM

If you’re like me you get an absolutely boatload of SPAM emails on a daily basis.  Naturally, the best way to combat this is to ignore it or to report it to your email provider and let them deal with it. I’ve never been one to “go with the flow” and from time to time I get an email that really rubs me the wrong way (no, I’m not talking about porn emails…)  So yesterday … Continue reading

Email Pet Peeves

Email Is Here To Stay

Email is here to stay.  We all get hundreds of emails on a daily basis so I’m not going to bother ranting about how I hate it and I wish it would go away.  That being said, I do have a couple of pet peeves that I’ll point out and stand up on the soapbox for a couple of minutes and bitch about. 1. The “Reply To All” button. Folks, if you get an email … Continue reading