Thursday, May 3, 2012
Junk Mail Confusion
My junk mail has increased ten-fold lately so I figure it's time to update my security system. What confuses me is why the bots send me certain types of mail. Presumably it's based on where I've been browsing, but none of this makes sense. Well, maybe the replacement china but the rest? Everyone gets the Nigerian Prince Inheritance scheme letters, right? But why am I getting male enhancement pitches? If they're using spyware, I haven't been to any sites featuring man bits, big or small. Not that I can remember. Just today, I got these pitches for or from the following - American Association of Retired People (uh, Canadian!) cheap auto insurance, a photography course from Canon (I have a Nikon, thank you), health insurance (I live in CA-NA-DA), invitation for a culinary arts degree so I can "become a chef and make your dreams a reality!" (believe me, my dreams do not include more cooking), credit scores, used cars, life insurance, a job offer on an offshore Chinese rig (ah, yes, where dreams do come true), shop for engagement rings (too late, by 27 years), take Zoloft, sue the manufacturers for taking Zoloft, get replacement china (small c china), Viagra (always the Viagra), and my favourite today, an link to a site explaining the difference between harmful vs proper bowel cleansing. Oh, spam, why do you torment me so?