Tuesday, December 23, 2008

If it looks like SPAM it is SPAM

If it looks like SPAM it is SPAM

Below is an excerpt from an unwanted email that got through my SPAM blocker and filters. The sender manually authorized their email address to get through.

Notice that the opening line boldly stated that "This is not SPAM." And they they gave a lame excuse.

There are legal definitions of SPAM And those vary by country. Generally SPAM is massive emailings to lists of names that have not asked for the email. This email wrongly claimed to have a right to send me their "information". There was no link to allow me to unsubscribe from their list. They falsely claimed to be an organization that doesn't exist but might sound official. No snail mail address was given.

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
Attention! This is not SPAM and this letter is delivered according to the legislation since the e-mail address is in open access

The Canadian Drugs Medical Association

blah, blah, blah .... The selling text and links to their site have been removed.

Respectfully, The Canadian Drugs Medical Association

The links went to a Google Groups page that was selling the usual drugs.

I use the SPAM blocker called SPAM Arrest which works very well.


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