[SpamCop-List] Re: App to remove shareware from your computer?
nttp.sc.s at bigsleep.org
Thu Jun 2 21:05:42 EDT 2005
This post subject should probably read
"Spammer offers App to remove shareware from your computer?"
Larry's post brings up an interesting thought...
Why he read my post
Why he thought it was spam
Why he took the time to complain
I used the best subject I could think of at the time, however it could be
considered a valid question, then when one reads it they get annoyed that
it's not a question at all.
That goes to show how Larry got fooled into reading the message based on
the subject, how I got fooled into reading the spam I posted about, and how
some can get fooled into responding to spam. This type of "sympathy spam"
is designed to trick you into reading the entire message, to better
The written word is given more weight, probably because of the processes
involved in converting a group of words into an idea. So we have to retrain
our minds into recognizing a group of words as bullshit, especially when
trying to recognize spam.
Now I started to read this spam because of the unusual headers, and only
continued to read it because of the way it was written, as I pointed out.
Most won't be looking at the headers, but will have to mentally rate it as
bullshit (or not), based on their own bullshit system. Those who are fooled
likely don't realize how harmful this type of spam can be. This is the
(mostly intentional) point of my post.
Or maybe Larry is reading every single post, or every one of my posts.
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