Tuesday, March 30, 2021

From The Spamfiles

I love it when there’s a bonus Tuesday and I don’t have to think about my goals for another week.

I shudder to think what’s supposed to be “made easy” here.

Cassiebrida??? Is that supposed to be a name? Of who/what?????

It has a copyright symbol after it. That’s how you know it’s real.

Quite a few enjoyable bits here. First is the fact that it’s asking to confirm my “unsubscribe”, as they always do. Then there’s the TM after Gmail, which like the above is how you know it’s Super Legit. Next is the space in the word Google, because they’re always misspelling their own name. And finally is the fact that I’m apparently supposed to be unsubscribing from “adulte” and dating emails. From Google. That’s a lot of stupid for one email line.

But not as much stupid as this! So I won almost a million dollars on a frigging Facebook Online Promotion (don’t know what that’s supposed to promote, or why they would even need to), and then there’s the fact that they want me to email an AOL Account to claim my prize. AOL. In the year 2021. AOL. Do you know how many serious companies have AOL accounts? I do, because the answer is a big old zero.

Yep, this is the same guy who emailed me two weeks ago. I guess he doesn’t have those finer details ironed out yet.


  1. I actually do have an AOL account. (I've had that email address forever. I use it for all of my online shopping stuff.)

    I may have to steal Cassiebrida for my current WIP. I mean, I don't have any unnamed characters as of yet, but I'm sure I'll stumble across one sooner or later. It's a first draft, after all.

  2. I'm laughing at Liz's comment about Cassiebrida because as soon as I read it, I thought, "Sounds like a good character name."

    I don't think I ever had an AOL account.

  3. You're popular with all those (13) requests! Hope you're flattered!

  4. Cassiebrida sounds like a disease in a dystopian young adult novel.

  5. Misspelling one's own name ... that's I think the most common feature of these mails!


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