My internet server has a spam filter on it and catches about 100 spam emails a day. It’s very good—I’m actually quite surprised when I get a spam message in my inbox these days.
However, it will also occasionally snag emails from people or companies that I want to hear from, and so when I get the email saying that it has messages for me to review, I click and go look. Mostly I just scan the subject lines; it takes less than a minute to do, and then I click Reject All As Spam and I’m done.
Every now and then, though, my curiosity gets the better of me: what are all these emails that warn me of Hillary Clinton’s devastating plans to oust our current embarrassment and take over the White House? Since I can check the contents of the email without actually leaving the spam filter, I opened one up the other day and found this:
This was followed by blocks of text that were literally jumbled together by a bot from online sources.
I did not explore past this content; in my experience, these things are setups for sites trying to sell you miracle cures or prepper supplies.
As always, my fascination is with the target audience, the 27% who are going to be clueless rage-bunnies no matter what. I found it fascinating that in our new reality it’s taken as a statement of fact even by the rage-bunnies that Russia intervened directly in our election—but the rage-bunnies direct their anger at the woman who lost the election eight months ago.
And I love the links to “unsubscribe.” This is where the cluelessness of the rage-bunnies is delicious: how many of them click on those links and give the spammers their information?
Bless they hearts.