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The Attic (retired pages)
In preparing my recent big upgrade to this site, I found that the following pages didn't quite carry the same informational "throw weight" that they used to have; therefore, I've pruned them out of the main site. However, I couldn't bear to get rid of them altogether (and also didn't want to break any external links to them), so I've given them each a catered luncheon and a gold watch (a spamvertised replica, natch) and sent them here.
Obsolete Classic Spams
These Classic Spams were pretty good in their day, but they just don't cut the muster anymore. Now, you can find them relaxing in the dayroom playing Bingo or watching soap operas on the new plasma TV I won from MailCompanyX.
An old message showing the distaff counterpart to penis enlargement spam, although since I haven't gotten any in years, it would appear that the ladies are a bit smarter about spam offers than we men. The perp used nonstandard ports in its website URLs, otherwise nothing special.
Ho-hum. A cheap trick to to get you to signal to spammers that your e-mail address is in use. Modern spammers don't care whether you use it or not, they mail to it anyway. Nothing much else to see here.
Spammer sends spam to ask whether I want to be on a spam list. There's something paradoxical in that somewhere, I think, but I haven't worked it out. Anyway, this racket was DOA, thanks apparently to quick response by the ISP concerned.
I don't get many messages like this one (promoting spam mailing services) anymore.
Classic Spams dead or missing in action
The following pages describe spam operations that appear to have been exposed to crucifixes, doused with garlic cloves, impaled with wooden stakes, dragged into the sunlight, and burned. Maybe they'll no longer come back to haunt us (but, then again, Dracula always seemed to manage it).
This clueless bunch thought that the potential market for fleet logistics management software included everyone, down to my white-haired granny at her old WebTV. And, they took every possible opportunity to remind us about it. The CEO apologized, but what he seemed most sorry about was having been caught.
One of America's oldest and most respected firms in its field gets taken in by a spam house. Fortunately, it hasn't happened again, and the spammers responsible seem to have folded their tents (the decline in "mainsleaze" spam may be one of the genuine triumphs of the CAN SPAM act).
Pretty boring chickenboner spam, really, but quaintly illiterate; I was getting it pretty steadily there for awhile, but the perps seem to have been flushed from the bowl.
Retired information pages
These pages were getting a bit unwieldy to read (and to maintain), and also had some errors that needed correcting. Nevertheless, I have put them in the attic although I don't have plans to update them.