Here’s the text of a spam I received today:
This is worth checking out… please pass it on.
—– Original Message —–
From: Amy Bryant
To: Sharron Kelly
Cc: Karla Anderson; [email protected]; [email protected]; Andrea Manning; Bill Barnes; Mark and Karen Whyte-Iowa; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; Laura Clark-Glacial
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:20 AM
Subject: concerned parent
There is a large problem facing our nation that we all need to work together to fix. My children have received pornographic emails and I want it to stop. I found this site, www.remove.org that stops Spam and pornographic material in emails. We need to make sure that everyone knows there is a way to stop these emails.
Please forward this to everyone you know so that we can stop this huge problem for good.
Yes, it’s spam disguised as one of those well meaning but moronic emails that are so often forwarded around. That truly fills me with hatred.
Update: a reader pointed out that the spammers at remove.org are listed in an anti-spam category at dmoz. They want you to pay them $9.95 a year and I’d guess that the only spam you won’t get any more is spam from them. That might not even be true.