I just deleted a „direct marketing message“ for a lottery with the subject line: “[SPAM] category B winner”. The fact that a spammer labels his spam as [SPAM] is either funny, fair or exhibits an unprecedented case of idiocy. I still have to make up my mind.

By the way, my little experiment started August 8th, where I set up an unmonitored and unused mail account just to see how much spam it attracts by just “being out there” is starting to yield the expected result.

(Before you follow the above links, I recommend that you have a virus scanner running that monitors your web traffic; the “spamthisaccount” page has literal copies of the e-mails, including attachments. We are scanning for viruses and right now there’s nothing harmful in the content directory, but you never know when it hits ….)