My Favorite Spam   3 comments

When you’re a systems administrator, you are usually on default RFC mailing aliases like “root”, “postmaster”, “hostmaster”, and “webmaster”.  You’d be surprised what sort of random emails get thrown at those addresses.

Back when I worked at Idealab, this made the rounds as the most notable random email sent to a “webmaster” address, and it’s still one of my favorites:

—–Original Message—–
From: redacted []
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 6:16 AM
Subject: i am sad

i don’t have any friends. I sit alone at a big table at school, during
lunch.:(  I can’t get a boyfriend, cauze my shower broke, and i smell like
fish. Will u be my friend???

Posting it here for posterity.


Posted August 17, 2009 by padraic2112 in noise

3 responses to “My Favorite Spam

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  1. Hmmm. Gross?

  2. Beats being asked for your bank account I guess . . .makes you wonder.

  3. Aw, that made me kind of sad.

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