Friday, June 13, 2008

fashionable watches are a bright side of my life

My name is cklein and I am a spammer, apparently.

According to my organization’s IT guy, it’s not uncommon for spammers to select an arbitrary email address to use in the “reply-to” line of their emails. That way, when some of the spam they send bounces, it gets returned to, say, cklein@cherylsworkplace.org, instead of to the spammer. When I started receiving change-of-address auto-replies from France (“Mon adresse mail a change”) I knew I was a spammer proxy.

Judging by the subject headlines of my returned emails, I’m in the designer jewelry/handbag replica business:

  • “A diamond should be affordable”
  • “My watch arrived today”
  • “Elegance, reliability, prestige”
  • “Replica watches, bags, pens”
  • “Jacob & Co. good replicas”
  • “Precious jewellery from TIFFANI”
  • “Fashionable watches are a bright side of your life…”
  • “Your love ones deserve the best”

But sometimes I branch out to personal editorializing:

  • “You look really stupid mpickell”

I felt bad for insulting mpickell, so it’s good that he’s out of the office until June 26 anyway.

8 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

Dude, I was here this morning, and I was all " Why hasn't Cheryl written anything? " *whine*

But now I know you were busy selling jewelry, so that's ok.

Cheryl said...

It's a hard job, especially when you try to do it with elegance, reliability and prestige.

Peter Varvel said...

Ha ha ha! Better to have your name associated with jewelry ads than all of the non-stop "enlarge your family jewels" ads!

"Shhh, did you hear about how big . . .?"

Veronica said...

you should have a mac

:P

Cheryl said...

PV: I'm sure it's only a matter of time till I start hawking "Vi@grA." The spam slope is a slippery one.

V: Macs make sure you don't spam people? Wow. But then what would I do if I really wanted to unload some replica watches? (Or maybe some of the TVs in my living room?)

Ms. Q said...

LOL!

Kim said...

I love designer and fashionable watches a lot. I too love diamond watches but I can't afford these.

Veronica said...

oh. you would have to do that manually. bummer.