The Spam Letters [NOOK Book]

Overview

You may have read about Jonathan Land's running dialogs with spam writers in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, on Slashdot, or have seen him on the BBC. He combines his favorite exchanges here to create this collection of brilliant and entertaining correspondence, and it's a laugh riot. Land masquerades as a multitude of characters as he carries on exchanges with spammers, and some of them even fall for his ruses. What a twisted way to get back at spammers! What sweet ...
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The Spam Letters

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Overview

You may have read about Jonathan Land's running dialogs with spam writers in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, on Slashdot, or have seen him on the BBC. He combines his favorite exchanges here to create this collection of brilliant and entertaining correspondence, and it's a laugh riot. Land masquerades as a multitude of characters as he carries on exchanges with spammers, and some of them even fall for his ruses. What a twisted way to get back at spammers! What sweet revenge!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044404632
  • Publisher: Jonathan Land
  • Publication date: 3/23/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Land has worn out many hats and much welcome over the years. He grew up in New York City and could frequently be found at ungodly hours of his formative high school period at either WBAI-FM as an Arts Department producer, composer, and timid on-air personality or at CBGBs as your garden variety delinquent teen.Jonathan Land graduated from Hampshire College in 1997, majoring in the highly unprofitable fields of mathematics and music. He's incorporated both into an overly ambitious 4.5 hour composition on the net which has sadly been burned. He's spent the intervening time as a web developer, a stick figure artist (not a joke, see incomplete.net/ for details), and a member of the experimental musical group Negativland, which specializes in making art that goofs on the media whenever possible. He's made appearances on an E.P. with one-hit wonders (in America, at least) Chumbawamba, and on a compilation of reworked pieces from Fiddler on the Roof for Knitting Factory Works records.Jonathan Land currently resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and infant twin daughters. He currently receives about 30-50 spams a day and would be the wealthiest man in Nigeria if only he could manage to take his business transactions seriously.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Preface: About the Letters xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Subject: Re: process printed labels, printed bags and packaging 1
Chapter 2 Products for Prey: Part 1 5
Subject: Re: Hottest Gadget - Rc mini cars limited time 6
Subject: Re: Don't lose your remote cotrol again! 10
Subject: Re: At Last, Herbal V, the All Natural Alternative is Available! 12
Subject: Re: Open Any Lock with Kwick Pick - On Sale Today! 14
Subject: Re: Take Pringles' Spicy Quiz! 16
Subject: Re: Cheap Cigarettes Online 17
Subject: Re: Save on Shipping Tape...Stretch Film...Bubble 18
Subject: Re: Natural Viagra 12154 20
Subject: Re: Sexual Enhancement & Free Herbs! 23
Subject: Re: Burn-Off Body Fat Quick and Easy! 24
Chapter 3 Foreign Affairs: Part 1 27
My Buddy Kutty 28
Subject: Re: trade enquiry 28
Subject: Re: Samples Attachments; i 29
Subject: Re: re-enquiry-ii 32
Subject: Re: Samples Attachments; i 33
Subject: s.kutty sent you a Greeting 35
Subject: Copy of your Greeting 36
Help Unwanted 37
Subject: Re: job application 37
Subject: Re: Re: job application 38
Subject: Re: Re: Re: job application 39
Penitentiary Pants 41
Subject: Re: The Managing Director 41
Subject: Re: textil 43
Subject: Re: The Managing Director 46
Subject: Re: The Managing Director 47
Subject: Re: Your mail Dated Dec 04, 2001 49
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: job application 50
Subject: Re: Re: perumal-jordan 51
Subject: Re: Re: Re: perumal-jordan 52
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: perumal-jordan 55
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: perumal-jordan 56
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: perumal-jordan 58
Chapter 4 Spam Potpourri: Part 1 59
Subject: Re: Dear Jonathan, Pizza Hut asks you 60
Subject: Re: Special Character Costume Source; discount Magic Supply source 61
Subject: Re: Business Development for ehandjob.org 62
Subject: Re: Snowhite and the Seven Dwarfs - The Real story! 65
Subject: Re: U.S. Immigration Online 67
Subject: Re: Info For You 71
Chapter 5 A Quick Buck 73
Subject: Re: Complimentary Disney Area Vacation 74
Subject: Re: The big One! 76
Subject: Re: Casting Call for Reality TV's Fastest New Show! 78
Subject: Re: Immediate Foreclosure Notice 80
Subject: Re: New Business Proposal 82
Subject: Re: Have you planned for your family's future? HRQ 84
Subject: Re: Guaranteed ways to have more Money for the Holidays! 86
Subject: Re: Swim with the dolphins 3693 87
Subject: Re: Funding 88
Subject: Re: Horse Running this Wednesday 03/04/02 at Ludlow 90
Chapter 6 Interlude: Bad Impressions 93
Subject: Re: Is Snoring Affecting Your Life? 94
Subject: Re: Software Development Solutions 95
Subject: Re: Looking for Actors, Models, Singers and Dancers!! 98
Chapter 7 Products for Prey: Part 2 101
Subject: Re: Feed the Birds Not the Squirrels!! 102
Subject: Re: I have found a weight loss product that really works 104
Subject: Re: Afraid of Cancer 105
Subject: Re: Perfect Gift For Your Pastor or Church Secretary 107
Subject: Re: Christmas Gift 110
Subject: Re: Christmas Gift 111
Subject: Re: Hydrogen Peroxide from producer 112
Subject: Re: Are You a Bowler? Check Out the Hottest New Bowling Ball! 114
Subject: Re: New Pill makes your semen taste sweet-she'll swallow and love it 116
Subject: Re: The Stainless Steel Network 118
Subject: Re: The Stainless Steel Network 119
Subject: Re: The Stainless Steel Network 120
Chapter 8 Foreign Affairs: Part 2: Nigerian Scam Artists 123
Subject: Re: Assistance 124
Subject: Re: Urgent Response 130
Subject: Re: Urgent Assistance 132
Subject: Re: Request for Assistance 134
Subject: Re: Thinking About it 135
Subject: Re: Call Me 136
Subject: Re: Call Me 137
Subject: Re: act fast 138
Subject: Re: Call Me 139
Subject: Re: Realise the Reality 140
Subject: Re: Realise the Reality 141
Subject: Re: send info 142
Subject: Re: not complete 143
Subject: Re: Act fast 144
Subject: Re: Act fast 145
Subject: Re: joint partnership venture 145
Subject: Re: Realise the Reality 147
Subject: Re: confidentaility 148
Subject: Re: confidentaility 149
Subject: Re: confidentaility 150
Subject: Re: Urgent Assistance 151
Subject: Re: Urgent 154
Subject: Re: Urgent 155
Subject: A Fantastic Proposal 157
Subject: Re: A Fantastic Proposal Reply 159
Subject: Re: Respond 160
Chapter 9 Sex Sells? 165
Subject: Re: Young College Chicks! 166
Subject: Re: Videos of Britney Speers That You Must See! 166
Subject: Re: Scare People with Your Huge Cock! 169
Subject: Re: Do You Like Hardcore Porn? 170
Subject: Re: startfreesex open! 171
Subject: Re: Re: startfreesex open! 172
Subject: Re: Someone is interested in you 174
Subject: Re: meet me in the same place Lkckbu 176
Subject: Re: Incest Porn! 28043 178
Subject: Re: Watch Teen Farm Girls Have Sex with their animals Free! Itilwvaw 179
Chapter 10 Spam Potpourri: Part 2 183
Subject: Re: Upgrade to first class 184
Subject: Re: Interested In Listing Jonathan Land In Our New Directory 188
Subject: Subject: Re: Your Military Benefits are Waiting! 190
Subject: Re: yourish.com 192
Subject: Re: Aliens or Time Travelers Please Help! 193
Subject: Re: Own your own shopping mall! 196
Subject: Re: Your Child Can Read with Ease! 202
Warning/Disclaimer: Do Not Try This at Home (Or Anywhere Else You Have an Internet Connection) 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2004

    Spam-tastic!

    This book is just too creative and too funny. I've read lots of humor books, but rarely have I laughed out loud as much as I have reading The Spam Letters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    Funny spam?

    So it has come to this! Spam is a constant irritation to millions of email users. Most of us just sigh and delete away the infalling detritus. But Land has found a neat way to make money out of spam, distinct from what antispam companies do. He has compiled a choice selection of spam, and written humourous replies, and stapled these together into this book. Mostly, of course, there were no replies by the spammers to his replies. So the book mostly consists of short conversations. Though in the case of the Nigerian 419 scams, the contact addresses yielded responses to Land's poker-faced queries. The chapter on this makes for wonderful reading. It also contrasts with the rest of the book. Here, he actually causes some scammers to waste their time in futilely trying to string him in.

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