Monday, 10 December 2012
Day 345: Emails
Today I received 34 emails which is about average on a day when I haven't added to the count by making online purchases or asked questions about an item on eBay. I'm not entirely sure about how it came to this but I guess over the years I've subscribed to quite a few notifications from online sellers of stuff. Somewhere among all of these subscriptions my email address has been passed on to other sites that spam me with offers of cheap Viagra, Russian Brides or "Free" money to gamble at online Casinos.
Sometimes I get a chuckle out of these emails, today for example I had three emails asking me to join up with Christian Mingle Dating. That on its own is funny but funnier still, and perhaps a little disturbing, is the fact that they advertise in the email that they do "NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON THE MEMBERS OR SUBSCRIBERS OF THIS WEBSITE". It's written just like that, in capitals. Like that's some kind of selling point worth yelling out to prospective subscribers. Only in America... I hope.