Saturday, August 26, 2006

Terrorist Spam, ARGH!

It's bad enough I get endless emails offering stock tips, ringtones, and herbal Viagra, but now I'm getting spam from "Hezbollah Terrorist." The subject line reads "Rudi OneBBabes BabiesBad BoysBeat." I use the PINE email program on a UNIX system, so I'm impervious to the usual viruses, worms, etc. -- but, seriously, who is dumb enough to open this kind of an email on a vulnerable system? But you just know that someone somewhere out there thinks a real "Hezbollah terrorist" is attempting to contact him, and opens the email...

7 Comments:

Blogger Rusticus said...

"Pine"?!

8/26/2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

text base email application developed at my good ol' University of Washington no less.

Or is it just that it brings up fond memories of your youth?

8/26/2006 11:03 PM  
Anonymous triticale said...

I'm jealous. My ISP dumped PINE several years ago and now I'm stuck with their big clunky webmail when I'm away from home.

8/27/2006 8:17 AM  
Blogger Rusticus said...

Oh, I remember Pine ;)

I'm just poking fun.

You should try Mutt. Twice as ugly but much more powerful.

8/28/2006 8:00 AM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

I (heart) Pine. :-)

There's probably superior stuff out there, but I've been using Pine for almost 10 years, and will probably never get out of the habit.

8/28/2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger Rusticus said...

So, what you are saying, is why trade the devil you know for one that you don't know :)

I used Pine aeons ago. It works great, I'll agree with that, but once I started tinker around with Mutt, well, I got addicted to being able to tweak to no end :)

Stupid Linux and OSS. It all works, but they give so many options I end up playing around with options, settings, combining different services, etc, that I don't actually get work done ;)

8/28/2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Ah, well, that's where you and I differ. I am not a tinkerer. Once I find something that works, I stick with it until the end of time or until something breaks and I'm forced to move on. :-)

8/29/2006 10:13 AM  

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