Spam: some good crazy spam recently — firstly, some Seventh Day Adventist lunacy:
THE PAPACY IS THE ANTICHRIST THAT IS TRYING TO CHANGE THE LAW OF GOD. DANIEL 7:25
THIS IS THE LAST WARNING.
THE LAW OF GOD IS ETERNAL BECAUSE GOD IS ETERNAL 14:12. MT. 5:17 SATURDAY SEVENTH DAY IS THE TRUE LORD’S DAY. EXO. 20.8-11 SUNDAY IS A FALSE PAGAN DAY. IT IS NOT IN THE BIBLE. IT WAS USED TO WORSHIP SATAN
It runs on in that vein for quite a while. Interestingly, most of the text from there on in is ‘gappy’ — in other words, the spammer has inserted spaces between each character of a word — even inside link addresses. As a result, they no longer work. oops!
And a new one to me — natural-disaster spam (via Mark Pilkington):
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL WARNING!
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A huge 300 ft. high ocean wave is moving towards your continent. Your and many other cities are in a real danger.
Approximate wave moving speed is 700 km/h.
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Please read more about this catastrophe here: (link)
We are strongly urging you to evacuate yourself and your family as soon as possible,
even though you may live far away from your city. The tsunami will reach the continent in approximately FOUR hours.
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YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
I’ve removed the link, btw — the site it links to contains a bunch of nasty malware-installing IE-bug exploits. In case you were wondering: you can tell it’s genuine because it says IT’S AN OFFICIAL WARNING at the top.
(ObSpamComment: note — this here’s a good example of why spam is unsolicited bulk email, not unsolicited commercial email; neither are selling anything. one’s religious craziness, the other one’s trying to r00t your machine.)