This is too funny...

It's the first "love spam" I've ever seen (at least that made it past the Gmail spam filter). Viewing the original headers revealed that it came from a web hosting provider, not a Hotmail account.

But it made me laugh, and it's been a long time since spam did that.

Posted by jzawodn at October 26, 2005 09:08 PM

Reader Comments
# mattymatt said:

Hello, I just randomly wandered by your blog. Wouldn't it be so tragic if that email's really from some heartsick, lovelorn coworker! Maybe she's disguised her true email address out of shame for her scandalous, forbidden passion. And what will she say when she sees your rebuke here? "That's what I get for loving a blogger," perhaps. The heart is so complicated. Or something.

on October 26, 2005 09:27 PM
# Arjun said:

No links etc in the mail ?

May be someone is really trying to tell something to you! :)

on October 26, 2005 09:52 PM
# john said:

I love you Jeremy....

on October 26, 2005 09:59 PM
# Craig Hughes said:

Wow. Hotmail publishes SPF/SenderID records -- how can Gmail not be checking those?

on October 26, 2005 10:52 PM
# Stuart Langridge said:

You got that too? So it was spam?



on October 27, 2005 02:03 AM
# Eddie Sowden said:

That is where spamers are going wrong. Instead of trying to sell you viagra with 100 crap emails if they send you a couple a day each with a different joke in them. I could see that working.

on October 27, 2005 03:28 AM
# Matt said:

It must have been the new headshot. ;)

on October 27, 2005 06:13 AM
# Matthom said:

I'm guessing the only reason you OPENED this email is because of Gmail's "preview" feature, which allows you to read some of the BODY of the email, while in the "Inbox" view. Otherwise, I can't see why you would bother opening an email sent from someone named 'Britney2k.'

Never-the-less, very funny, indeed. Maybe spammers are taking a different approach - instead of all the sexual connotations - maybe they are trying for "true feelings" - love, etc. It's so stupid, it's funny.

on October 27, 2005 06:23 AM
# Bangla Music said:


its soooo funnyyyyy

on October 27, 2005 09:43 AM
# Miles Libbey said:

Hotmail's SPF record (with its 1M (!) IPs) does not indicate that hotmail messages should only come from those IPs (and rightly so, otherwise hotmail users couldn't email to anyone that forwards their email). Just b/c a message *soft*fails a SPF check doesn't meam it's spam; similarly, a message passing a SPF check doesn't mean it's not spam.

on October 27, 2005 10:53 AM
# yangfei said:

wow...ya so attractive!:-)

on October 27, 2005 02:14 PM
# Alex M. said:

:) Ah that's really funny! I'm just as surprised as you are! Gmail has great spam filters!

on October 27, 2005 02:44 PM
# Justin said:

If you haven't laughed at spam for a while, you should really go browse the Spamusement archives.

on October 27, 2005 05:18 PM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

What makes you think it's spam? I work with you, and I love you, too, no big whoop, we're all about the love.

on October 27, 2005 11:02 PM
# Vijaychandran said:

Jeremy this one is really funny..

Watch out for the cute girls next cabin.. Its easy for them to fall for a pilot and a celebrity blogger.

Its doesn't hurt you. Its time for you to check all the cabins nearby

on October 28, 2005 07:25 AM
# james said:

Warning _ FRANKS STOCKTAKE SALE _ do not buy anything from those parasites

I bought Sonyericsson W800i from FRANKS STOCKTAKE SALE - do not repeate my mistake

On the second day I noticed problem with the camera - autofocus did not work , later the same day problem with MP3 player - it was stopping for no reason .
After 4 days the phone stopped recognizing memory card , attempts to reset it caused it to stop recognizing SIM card as well .
- when I tried to listen in the car to few mp3 files all I got was message “ playback failed “
Later when I had more time I started checking for my files and I could not find them
- when I opened camera to check if it works message “ no memory card “
- pulling memory card and reinserting it did not help to recognize memory card
- power phone off and on again did not help
- pulling the SIM card ( with power OFF ) and reinserting caused it not to recognize SIM card
message “ no SIM card “

How often do you want to do " master reset " and loose everything you had in memory ?

Now I am in a legal battle with bastards from FRANKS STOCKTAKE SALE to get money back .

on October 29, 2005 05:49 PM
# Migs said:

Maybe it's a new attempt at the ILOVEYOU virus - made here in the Philippines.

on October 29, 2005 11:03 PM
# addlinkat said:

its so funny spam but i dont like it

on October 30, 2005 12:20 PM
# Tom said:

I think gmail is doing a pretty good job with spam. No spam emails here.

on October 31, 2005 10:25 AM
# Britney2k said:

Oh, no! You doubt my love for you, and mock my feelings on teh intarweb! My life is now a living hell.

on October 31, 2005 02:28 PM
# moldwrite said:

to kill spam, I use spambully filter. I really enjoy using e-mail now. someone to hear of this filter?

on March 28, 2006 01:39 AM
# Richard Timbreza said:

I Have This Girl Her Name Is Barbara And I Met Her And I Asked Her First And I Said To Barbara And Said Are You Really Scamming Me???? And Barbara Said To Me I Am 1000% Scamming You And Now Tell Me This People And Why Barbara Is Telling Me Thee Truth For Huh???? Why????

on November 17, 2008 12:51 PM
# Rose Rose said:

I am a very lonely person who loves to receive e-mail but I am not on any lists.

How can I get on some spam lists so that I don't feel quite so alone anymore?

on September 19, 2009 12:45 PM
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