Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:47 pm

Spam filter

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 8:47 pm
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So Yahoo!, the nation’s largest free email service with more than 90 million accounts, was blocking emails referring to the URL of the economic-activism group Occupy Wall Street. Yahoo! claims that this was an inadvertent error involving its spam-blocking software, because it would never mess with email traffic for the benefit of the wealthy and/or powerful.

Inasmuch as neither senders nor recipients knew about the problem because senders weren’t getting a warning message that what they sent was considered spam and the emails were just getting blocked rather than ending up in intended recipients’ spam folders, perhaps we ought to have a look in Yahoo!’s spam filters to see what else might be in there. You never know. It might be something important.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:28 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Inhaling mushed-up pig brains is bad for you.

Filed under: Sad — Lex @ 8:28 pm
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No, really.

Yeah, I couldn’t believe it myself.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Trends in spam (first in what I’m sure will be an eternal series)

Filed under: Trends in spam — Lex @ 9:48 pm
  • My articles are a great help to spammers.
  • Spammers have added a trackback to my article on their Weblogs.
  • Spammers think it would be great to read a bit more on that topic.
  • The only thing my blog needs is some pictures of some gadgets.

OK, here’s a gadget:

Now will you leave me alone?


Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:09 pm

E-mails to which I’m extremely unlikely to respond

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:09 pm

“Dear Mortgage Broker …”

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