This spam is virus free!

Software

Here’s some legit™ email I received over my morning coffee:

Note: - If you are not interested to promote your business, would like to remove your email id from our emailing lists. Please reply back “REMOVE” in a subject line.

It’s a fair point, normally I’m all about the promote your business. But a subject line? Not any one subject line in particular? What am I supposed to do if I have several subject lines to choose from? Next you’ll be asking me to wear a Zip Disk vest. And that’d be embarrassing for all parties involved, not least me.

Mediocre spam aside, this assuaged (gesundheit) my concerns:

Virus-free. www.avg.com

I see otherwise legitimate users add this as well, usually above a plea to consider the environment. It makes no sense; a fake like about anti-virus scans would be the first thing I’d add to a malicious email.

This blog post has been scanned by Rubenerd and is not virus free.

Author bio and support

Me!

Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

The site is powered by Hugo, FreeBSD, and OpenZFS on OrionVM, everyone’s favourite cloud infrastructure provider.

You can leave me a comment by contacting me, and I might publish your thoughts. Please read the FAQs first though.

If you found this post helpful or entertaining, you can shout me a coffee or buy some silly merch. Thanks!