I have tried everything, but cannot get rid of Spammers. They are such a tease. I get at least 50 emails a day indicating there has been a comment on a blog post. I get excited for a nanosecond believing someone, somewhere enjoyed my writing. Then, it becomes clear that these people are just using me. They also failed English 101. I still like to respond.
email@example.com writes: “I do not even know how I ended up here, but your writing is most fantastic.”
Is that really you Zzqjjc? I don’t know how I ended up here either. I quit my real job for this.
firstname.lastname@example.org writes: “Really nice blog, very informative. thanks dude for wonderful posting.”
I am called a lot of things Celage, but dude is not one of them.
email@example.com writes (regarding my post on Skinny Jeans): “thank you. i found this topic very interesting if you have more to teach us about this subject please post.”
You are welcome Celsoares! I am just trying to make a difference in this world.
firstname.lastname@example.org writes: “buy and sell phil Because of the island. Before he left, MacArthur assured Quezon all the posts yourself. Bigger vehicles don’t edge, they simply move over – anything in their homes which they feel are wrong
Look here w.ghepriebruc, like I told you before Phil isn’t for sale and bigger vehicles do indeed edge.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
I get those as well…thankfully saved as spam. my favorite was a guy who said “i told my wife she couldn’t blog because then she wouldn’t get dinner on the table and take care of my errands.” um…that’s cool, glad I am not married to you 🙂
G T Conboy
Hi Cynical Mom. I’m real, as you know, and not domiciled in Russia or the Baltics of the Philippines. But that aside, I have a serious question. Business models interest me (stop it, a guy’s got to have a hobby) and seeing your post made me wonder what the spammers are after. Is there a way they can earn from this activity? Infect you with a virus? Something I hadn’t thought of? I am trying to understand why they would send obviously machine-generated emails.
BTW, I do think that most of what you right is interesting and well-written.