When was the last time you checked your spam folder?

By on March 16, 2011
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Angelina Jolie might be trying to get in touch.


Occasionally, when I have a few minutes to spare, I’ll open up my Junk email folder and browse through the list of emails sitting in there. Though the intention is to quickly browse and see if anything that wasn’t junk ended up there (false positives), I end up spending more time than I should simply because it brings a nice relief to a stressful day.

For example, right now, I can see that I have emails from Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman asking me where I was last night or where I want to be tonight. Didn’t know either one of them cared. I can also see that I’ve won over a million dollars three times today along with investment opportunities that will double my money instantly. On a sad note, I also have an email from a recent widow of an African General and a top advisor of Hosni Mobarak- both of who want to transfer an insane amount of money to my bank account.

Those were just the English language ones- I have twice of that in other languages such as Chinese and Russian that I can’t read but the occasional English words used in their subject such as Aishwarya Rai or Jessica Alba or even an iPhone 4 for $15 doesn’t sound too bad. So where does it all stop? When I get to the emails from my bank or Blizzard saying that they are investigating my account and sending me a link to change my password.

Spam can be fun- taken in short doses and occasionally.


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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