I’ve been receiving spam e-mails ever since Al Gore invented the Information Superhighway (remember that term?).
But I have never, ever seen as many completely absurd, off-the-mark spam e-mails as I have this year.
I’ve been approached by everyone from realtors and remodelers to temporary search firms and tug boat leasing companies.
What makes this year so special, though, is the individual spammer’s persistence.
I just can’t rid myself of these pests. I unsubscribe, but they come back like some monster that refuses to die in one of those horrible slasher flicks.
Here’s a typical example:
Date: December 13, 2018
Just a gentle touch base for my email below. Please suggest if you’d like to connect over a call to discuss our services. Help me with your best 30 mins time slot.
On Tue, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:12 PM Kathy wrote:
Trust you are doing well. I was following up per my previous email.
Wondering if you had a chance to review my initial email and would like to connect to explore our services further. Please suggest me a best 30 mins Tomorrow or sometime next week that works best for you.
On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 5:10 PM Kathy wrote
Hope you are doing well!
My name is Kathy, and I represent Thrymr – An Outsourced Software Product Development Company. I am writing to see if we can schedule a brief call to discuss about your Development initiatives.
Our services include
Web & Mobile Rapid Application Development
ETL & Data Analytics
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
GIS & Map Services
Resources on T & M
How about having a quick call at your convenience? Please let me know a time to share the invites.
Thanks for your time. Look forward to speaking with you soon.
So how do YOU cope or, better yet, get rid of unwanted pests. Call the Orkin Man?
If I do that, I’m worried I will begin receiving spam e-mails from Ollie, the outbound marketing whiz from Orkin.