Weird spam message today

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by gauchogolfer, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Has anyone with a gmail account received a message like this one:


    It's from a random yahoo email address. I suppose the motivation is to get onto someone's contact list, but I don't really see the point otherwise. Obviously they already have my email address, maybe they are just looking to confirm that it's active?
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Its to get a gmail account to spam with or use as a catchbox for spam replies.

    Google may frown on you giving an invite to a spammer.
     
  3. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i havent gotten an email like that with my gmail account
     
  4. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems to me that it's easy enough to get a gmail account that doing this kind of spam shouldn't be necessary. And even if you do have one, I don't think it makes your spamming job any easier. Strange.
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    since when do spammers' methods have to make sense?
     
  6. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Je ne sais pas. :D

    T'as raison.
     

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