My spam filters seem to be having a tough time recently. I’m thinking more of email filters, rather than Akismet. That said, I wish that Akismet was a little less hospitable to certain Russian-writing agents. While I took a little Russian in high school, the main result was that I realized how bad at languages I am.
Three messages that gmail somehow let through (to andrew at changingway dot org) made me smile, though.
- Healthier way to smoke.
- Make happy the girlfriend! Present to the girlfriend unforgettable night!
- hi! My neighbor died because his viral infection was mistaken for bacterial…
Each one pure spam comedy gold, but I have to give first place to the last on the list. The switch from the chirpy “hi!” to the details of death has a sort of brilliance.
If gmail is going to let spam through, then I’m not too unhappy that it picked these three.