SH!T My Spam Box Says.

By Posted in - Featured Post on March 20th, 2011


Iceland newspaper rack in Reykjavik, Iceland

This magazine rack in Reykjavik, Iceland, reminds me of my spam box: an overload of text that amuses me.

I love my spam box. I can’t say enough about the job it does. At times, it’s a little over protective and it catches comments from a real reader, or it tosses in one about cheap holiday offers that I actually want to look at, but I can’t fault it for that; it’s just doing its job.

Because of my spam box’s cautious eye, I skim through it every few days just to make sure no comments are buried in there, and, I have to admit, I enjoy doing it. It’s kind of like dumpster diving, you never know what you’ll find. For the most part, the messages are a jumbled mess often promoting prescription pills. Occasionally, I find comments that are obviously fake; however, my real joy (aside from finding a reader’s comment) are the crafty messages spammers try to pass off as genuine. The spam box was a little light this week, but I found a few messages that made me smile.

Post: 5 Reasons to Choose Mauritius for your Luxury Holiday
Comment: Foutouspeffit says, “Author thanks, keep us happy!”
Me: No, thank you commenter! I wish I could say the same thing about your website, but alas you didn’t leave an address, and your email reeks of spam.

Post: 5 Reasons to Choose Mauritius for your Luxury Holiday
Comment: Vega Club says, “what you remind me now…..with this post….i have been there in 2006 with 2 people i loved as much in my life…..but now not still with me….
thank you
Me: I call this the sincerity spam. I think the commenter believes if they share a part of their life or experience with you, then you may just overlook the fact that they are a spammer and approve their comment. Sorry for your loss Vega Club, but no dice.

Post: The Day I Became An Ugly American
Comment: Slicer says, “Your Friend & Partner…
I really think your blog is great! I’ve added a link back here; I hope that’s alright as I’d like my readers to check your site & articles out. It’s on my blog @ Always like to honor high quality content. Great job!…”
Me: Thanks for the compliment; however, I find it a little suspect that your site sells meat slicers. Sorry Mr. Slicer, but I’m going to have to pass on displaying your glowing comment.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have any of my favorite spam comments this week, which compliment and then criticize your website. For instance, the investigative comment will say, “Your site is so boss! However, I think your website lacks the pizazz of some of your competitors.” It’s kind of like in Back To The Future when Biff would call Marty McFly a chicken. Biff did it because knew he would get a response, and I suspect that’s what the spammer is hoping for too.

Do you have any funny spam comments? If so, feel free to leave them in the comments. We love reading them.

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  • Matt | ExpertVagabond -

    March 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    So after reading this, I decided to take a peak in my Spam folder. Haven’t checked it in a while, but I too enjoy the experience. Here’s what I found:

    POST: Cheap Global Cell Phone Service

    COMMENT: Cordial thats a fresh piece. Im opening to espy a rise in retro cunning themed know-how lately with the us old farts who grew up with a nintendo controller in hand. The artisticness moil looks great, with a childish heart of video games we loved. This is a pleasingly retrospective if anything of where our establishment came from.
    Regards, Josh
    – my cobweb plot as well

    ME: Thanks Josh. I too have noticed a rise in retro cunning themed know-how, especially with Nintendo controller old farts. I’m glad you found my post on international cell phone service pleasingly retrospective. Cobweb plots are good to eat for Thanksgiving.

  • Michael Hodson -

    March 21, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I LOVE my spam box, though it’s gotten a little out of control lately. I don’t think I did a follow-up post to my first spam post, so think I’ll have to knock it out soon, since you inspired me. Here’s my first post on my spam though:

    • Bethany -

      March 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Yours are hysterical! I got such a laugh out of them when I read them originally! Do a follow up please!! @Michael Hodson,

  • Sophie -

    March 21, 2011 at 5:19 am

    My spam comments are almost disappointingly similar. But I think I’m inspired to have a closer look now – see if there are any gems hidden 🙂

    • Bethany -

      March 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      I always light up a little when I saw an awesomely bad one! @Sophie,

  • Joya -

    March 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    This post is so funny and so true. I just happened to get a real gem today on a guest post I had on my site about Spanish hotels:

    You will also observe that usually, when you will note a TV advert relating latest mascara, there will be models who’re wearing false lashes in promoting that product. In actual life, it only requires a very simple work out of logic as well as imagination, to view that if there could be an organization that might come up with such a product in the marketplace which would brag out these fantastic outcome, that would be the simply business to achieve success and there would-be not place left to the competition on the market, so “first come, first served” as they say.

    • Bethany -

      March 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

      wow – That’s a doozy. I had to read it twice and I still don’t know exactly what they are trying to say! @Joya,

  • Bluegreen Kirk -

    April 8, 2011 at 5:46 am

    May spam box is a nightmare. If i dont check it I end up missing some actual comments but then you have to go through the hundreds of non related meat slicer link backs.

  • display screens -

    March 21, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I don’t have any problems with too much spam; rather, my filter seems to think almost everything is spam! Yahoo keeps sending messages from groups I’ve joined to the spam box, even though I keep finding them and restoring them to my inbox. Is there a way to make sure the inbox accepts certain emails?