Is Your Aging Terminal Emulator Putting Your Applications at Risk? #catchymailshotheadlines #anotherwinatimicomugcompetition

There isn’t much to this post other than I like the title. It came from one of the many junk emails I get daily – 12 today in that category. I must stop leaving my business cards at trade shows – I never win the iPad anyway.

This particular title isn’t very catchy which is why it stood out. Usually it’s all about “deploying this”, “helping staff with that” and sometimes it has to do with “the other” though the spam filter usually catches that kind of email. In fact they are very rarely catchy titles.

I am gradually unsubscribing from these mailing lists though it’s probably a battle I will never win.

Anyway I figured it would be a good idea to run a competition for the least catchy junk email competition – real or imaginary. Sometimes I get a huge response to these competitions and sometimes nothing. Doesn’t stop me coming back for m0re though šŸ™‚

As usual please leave your entries as comments. Kudos but no mug to anyone guessing the name of the sender of the email in the post title.

Published by Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of trefor.net, writer, poet, philosopherontap.com

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  1. Something that is dear to your heart Tref – (and mine) I got this one in 2008 –

    IPv4 address range for sale ā€“ Nigerian Army Surplus stock

    Dear Sir
    I am the widow of Major General Ndabeninge Ndabeninge of the Nigerian Army Internet Warfare Division. Before he mysteriously died of a particularly potent computer virus my honourable and most beloved husband was very active in AfriNIC, the African Internet Registry and was able to secure a /8 block of IPv4 addresses for the exclusive use of the Nigerian Armed Services.
    Now that he is no longer with us the Nigerian military high command has decided to close down this branch of the service as part of cost cutting measures. The war against cybercrime here in Nigeria has cost the country dearly ā€“ people are no longer falling for the scams. Because of this the block of IPv4 addresses is now surplus to requirements.
    IPv4 addresses are about to become a valuable commodity due to the impending exhaustion of the IANA address pool. I have, in a shoe box under our bed, the registration details for this /8 block that my husband so astutely hoarded. He has taken this knowledge to his grave. Nobody else in the Nigerian Army would in any case know what to do with them.
    From your website I see that you use these IP addresses and would like to offer you the opportunity of buying this valuable block for the sum of $100k dollars cash. If you are interested in this offer please contact me via the email address separately supplied and we can arrange to meet.

    Awaiting your prompt response
    Mrs Major General Ndabeninga Ndabeninge

  2. I also like –

    Hello,

    Iā€™m a time traveler stuck here in 2003. Upon arriving here my dimensional warp generator stopped working. I trusted a company here by the name of LLC Lasers to repair my Generation 3 52 4350A watch unit, and they fled on me. I am going to need a new DWG unit, prefereably the rechargeable AMD wrist watch model with the GRC79 induction motor, four I80200 warp stabilizers, 512GB of SRAM and the menu driven GUI with front panel XID display.

    I will take whatever model you have in stock, as long as its received certification for being safe on carbon based life forms.

    In terms of payment:
    I dont have any Galactic Credits left. Payment can be made in platinum gold or 2003 currency upon safe delivery of unit.

    Please transport unit in either a large brown paper bag or box to below coordinates on Monday July 28th at (exactly 3:00pm) Eastern Standard Time on the dot. A few minutes prior will be ok, but it cannot be after. If you miss this timeframe please email me. Twenty-three inches in from the outside edge of the corner at the South West Corner of Cummings Ave. & Village Street in Woburn, Mass. is at Latitude 42.4845467 & Longitude -71.1576157 and the ground is 101.3ā€² above sea level.

    WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRANSPORT ITEM BY REGULAR MEANS OF TELEPORTATION. THEY ARE MONITORING AND WILL REDIRECT THE SIGNAL!! (NOBODY HAS BEEN ABLE TO TRANSPORT ANYTHING SO FAR WITHOUT THE TRANSFER BEING DEFLECTED). I DO NOT CARE HOW YOU HAVE TO GET IT HERE, JUST DO IT IN A WAY THAT NO SPYING EYES WILL POSSIBLY BE ABLE TO REDIRECT THE TRANSFERENCE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE TRANSFER.

    Although those coordinates are a secure guarded area, these channels through email are never secure. Unfortunately it is the only form of communication I have right now.

    After unit has been sent please email me at: [email protected] with payment instructions. Do not reply directly back to this email.

    Thank You

    thunder
    vckt qnl

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