How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
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Spammers are the bane of email and, with public emails, I get more than my
fair share, even with strong protection. Whilst they are a nuisance, they are
also a worthy subject as they seek to grab attention. One of those that got
through recently was quite ingenious. It goes like this.
First, it started with 'Dear Gentlemen'. This made it less personal and made me pause. I also noticed a spelling error where it refers to a 'color printed' instead of 'color printer'. Grammatical errors are common where the spammers are not native English speakers.
So, having reason to pause, it prevented me from diving in. I took a copy of the text here, then deleted the message. Tricky, though, huh?
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