torstaina, elokuuta 02, 2007

Both fishes are on the hook!

Ah, she answered with two long emails. They contained the usual stuff, but this time better written than the usual shit.
Hello!!! It was very nice to receive a message from you!
it is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world. I do hope you will be enough patient to understand my writing.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I don`t have
big secrets. The thing is that I will work abroad for three months or so and I would
like to meet a nice man to be my guideor just be good friend to spend time with.I think that it is
hard enough to live in foreign town without friends and also I have never been abroad. I am from so small
town here in Russia,I am afraid to be lost.
I want to see real life and it is impossible to see without person who knows all sides of the life. It doesn`t matter what age is
he or what is his eyes color, I just want to know that he is kind and open-hearted inside.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain it by the first time but I want you to
know my plans.
In Russia many young girls also want to start a new life abroad, so
many of them used a special program "Work and travel" for young people who wants to
work abroad.I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to
register documents and gives suitable work in any state(town)of USA, Canada or Europa (or other big
country) . I just need to choose.I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.
I`m 25 years old and I`m not afraid of work (I will work as a Nail Technician (manicure master). I think it is the
right way for me, I am lost here, and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place.
I never been abroad so I decided to find a friend abroad and make his city to be my destination.
I want to repeat the same way,it is my only chance to change my life. I
am full of plans and different dreams.
I have light brown hair and grey eyes. I think I look very good, but
first of all I want to be beautiful inside. I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real
life if we will meet. Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.
I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like to
be sure that I have a man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I would like to find a
man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better. if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet
you too.
My be it sounds silly but I just don't want to be alone in the evenings,and I want to be sure
in advance that somebody waits for me! I think that my e-mail starts to be too long so I will tell you all
details about me and my life that you would like to know in next e-mails if you will like my
pictures and will want to meet me! I send my different photos. By the way, this is my personal e-mail adress, so pls write me here ok?
With best regards Olga (this is my name)!
That was the first one, and right after that came another! I don't know what this pattern is for, but it was a nice email too.
Hello, its me again!! I just wanted to tell you hi!!
I decided to send you more photos, I hope you will like it. One of me reading a detective book, russian author Dovlatov, it
was very interesting. And on another photos is me playing tennis. I`m not a good player but it helps me to keep feet. I usually play with
my younger sister. I think you are interested that I don`t have a boyfriend, because all
men here look on my appearance and I want somebody who will look inside me. I also want to see your different photos and hope to know you better!
I will write you long e-mail about everything later!

Kisses, Olga
The pictures show a woman playing tennis and - yes - reading a detective book! Hmm. If I didn't be so suspicious, this might be interesting! Tennis, working abroad, a nice girl... And detective books! Who can say no to that!
Well, I did my par too, so this went out to Olga.
Oh hi!
It's so nice that you had time to answer properly, what a happy casual encounteration!
I just returned from the Maledives, it was such a beautiful scenery to do some deep sea diving. You can't believe what kind of strange creatures there were! I also went to India for a few days, to work with orphaned children who are very sick. Now I think I will go to my castle in southern France, but just for the weekend because now the wines are on their best.
Do you like to drink wine? I think the best part is when you open the bottle, so it is still untouched and pure! Then I let it be in fresh mountain air for a hour, and drink it all in a few minutes! Ha ha ha!
You are not going to believe this, but I play tennis too! In my younger days (when I was 16) I was on the top 100 of Irish players. After that my family moved to Sweden to start their own private hospital, so now I have been here ever since. The climate, humidity to be exact, makes swedish grass fields more moust than in Ireland, so I couldn't play so well anymore. Sometimes it's just not about skills, but more about the equipment!
You look pretty too! I am handsome, and I have awesome muscles. I work out, to impress you ladies. But I don't have luck with women, because the girls here in Stockholm seem to be more interested in money than in me. Now and then I cry, alone here in my mansion.
But life will be better. I got a message from my agent that I might be available for a trip to Moscow in the near future. Do you live near it, or is Russia a big place?

See you then!
Paul H
I hope I get an answer soon. I see there's the normal email address changing going on again, and if I'd send something to the first address, they might already bounce. If I'm right, this happens in a few days again on this one. The answer didn't come back yet, but it might take some time. Yay, back in the spammy spam!

Also: Hajia Maiam wrote back to me. The normal Nigerian scam thing can be seen from a mile away, and this one is very eager to get my phone number. Maybe I'll buy a prepaid and put it in my Ngage. This answer was:
Hello Smile Hell

I recieved your mail. I will like you to send to me urgently your telephone number, so i can forward it to my son Mallam Mustapha who has more information about this this transaction. He will call you and fill you with more information you wish to no about this transaction.
I wiat you urgent reply to mail mail.

Regards Hajia Maiam.
Hmm. Not so interesting as the ones from Olga, huh?

keskiviikkona, elokuuta 01, 2007

First login after my answer to her

  1. Type the username (email)
  2. Type the password
  3. See what has happened = one mail in the inbox!
Cool! Someone has sent me stuff. It seems to be Hajia Mariam, who I apparently don't know. But: this seems to be important, even when Hotmail seems to think this might potentially fall into the dangerous category of emails. Let's press the button which tells to them this is a valid source.
Dear Beloved

Due to the sudden death of my husband General Abacha the former head of state of Nigeria in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration. I have lost confidence with anybody within my country. I got your contacts through personal research, and had to reach you through this medium. I will give you more details when you reply.Due to security
network placed on my daily affairs I cant visit the embassy so that is why I have contacted you.

My husband deposited $12.6million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is witheld for
now till we communicate.I will be happy if you can receive this funds and keep it safe I assure you 20% of this fund. I will need your telephone/mobile numbers so that we can commence communication.

Yours Truely,
Hajia Mariam.
What a sad story. Too bad I don't have a phone number to give right now. If I had a funny prepaid card, I might do it, but not to my personal mobile phone. Not that I would need 20%, because I think even half of that would be enough. But: a polite reply is always needed.
Nice to hear from you and I'm sorry for your loss. Too bad I haven't got a phone number to give to you right now, but you could explain a bit more about this situation. I know the situation over there is really crazy now, but I hope I can help in some way. Let me know more, how to deal with all this!

I'm still wondering what these images were that Hotmail just loaded... But one thing was for sure: no answer from the girl I replied last time.

torstaina, heinäkuuta 26, 2007

From my Gmail account...

Ok this is one of these mails again. From recognizable spoofed address,, I get some weird stuff from an unknovn girl.
It's Sasha.
i am here sitting in the internet caffe. Found your email and
decided to write. I am 25 y.o.girl.
I have a picture if you want. No need to reply here as
this is not may email. Write me at
Oh, it might be someone I really know. But let's write here from my another email instead of the one I normally use. And, my response:
Hi Sasha!
Where did you find my address? Maybe I've met you before, maybe not. I'm a guy from Sweden and I'm 27y.o. What do you do on your free time? I dive into shipwrecks and race with old cars. It is kind of nice that it is summertime now, I can't wait to see the Atlantic ocean!!
Please write back more about yourself,
It's nice to get back to this business again! Let's see how this works.

keskiviikkona, maaliskuuta 14, 2007

No login - no account

Grr. I hate Microsoft policy of removing accounts if you're not using them for 30 days. I didn't login for quite a while so no blogging either. Now I'm back in - let's see how this goes this time :D No email is waiting for me so we're going to start from tabula rasa again.

torstaina, elokuuta 03, 2006

Bah, just one more spam

...Cheap Viagra Xanax Cialis myuiyqsh. From a fake address. Shit, still pretty boring. Has anyone got tips for me? Should I go to xxx sites and get some free passes etc???

lauantaina, heinäkuuta 29, 2006

Eastlinecorp bounced

If finally happened: the latest answer to Irina never got thru the Eastlinecorp mail server and just bounced back. Maybe the goes thru to the beauty. I also recieved another html-based spam of clothes. Spam-a-dilly-yo!

torstaina, heinäkuuta 27, 2006

Forgot to mention...

...That I also asked Irina to tell me which one is her favourite Madonna album, and if it's possible that we meet when I come to Moscow to attend a medical conference. No answers for the questions, but another bad bad email containing weird shit and a picture of her. Woot woot!

Oh noez - delayed mail!

Yesterday I wrote back to dear Irina and the email didn't really bounce but it got stuck and I got an answer from the server that said it's been delayed... To be exact I was a bit confused since the last email I got from her was from instead of the former Let's see what happens, I wrote to the new one! Weird that she didn't tell me to write to the new one :D :D

keskiviikkona, heinäkuuta 26, 2006


Daamn. The emails I got that had nice looking offers of Gucci, Hermes etc all seem to be just html attachments like this:


that lead to another page. When opening such files in Hotmail they first get a virusscan (whoa, I was really suprised about that!) and after that you gotta press the "open file" button once again. Then you get to a bouncer like this:


HandBags & Luggages: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, Dior, Chloe, Chanel, Celine, Burberry, Bottega, Balenciaga

Watches: Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, Tudor, Tissot, Tag Heuer, Rolex Mens, Rolex Ladys, Rolex Boys, RADO, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Omega, Officine Panerai, Movado, Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Jaeger-Le Coultre, IWC, Hermes, Gucci, Franck Muller, Fendi, Ebel, Dunhill, Dior, Corum, Concord, Chrono Swiss, Chopard, Chanel, Cartier, Bvlgari, Breitling, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, A.Lange Sohne

Please allow 5-10 sec for site loading ....


Ok. Now it's getting intresting, because we never reach the :X So - I can't fulfill my sudden urge to buy expensive watches. Did I already not tell you that I WANT CHEAP BULGAR1 WATCHE5!!! Let's see what happens with this swt.htm that came with another "offer": another bouncer!!!


HandBags & Luggages: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, Dior, Chloe, Chanel, Celine, Burberry, Bottega, Balenciaga

Watches: Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, Tudor, Tissot, Tag Heuer, Rolex Mens, Rolex Ladys, Rolex Boys, RADO, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Omega, Officine Panerai, Movado, Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Jaeger-Le Coultre, IWC, Hermes, Gucci, Franck Muller, Fendi, Ebel, Dunhill, Dior, Corum, Concord, Chrono Swiss, Chopard, Chanel, Cartier, Bvlgari, Breitling, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, A.Lange Sohne

Please allow 5-10 sec for site loading ....


Still I just can't reach that Grandeurhectic dot com :( Please, spammers, reach me when you've got working webshops that accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex or maybe even Diners.

So what's below the line now?
Five (5) emails from Irina (she has changed her email now, I hope she gets my email I sent today to One of them had been moved to spam folder, shame on you, Hotmail!
Three (3) emails containing offers of cheap watches etc. One of them had been accidentaly moved to spam folder.

To be continued. I'm getting excited!

Two weeks have passed

...But a lot has happened in the meantime! I didn't write back to Irina but still got three (or even four) emails from her. Three photos were also recieved and she seems to be a pretty russian woman :D I'm starting to realize what's wrong with the english in the emails: they seem to be just translated with a software or something, the words don't seem to fit together at all. That's make sense. "I listen the Madonna, Sher and
Russian executors."

Well well. I wrote back to her, let's see what happens next. I have also recieved three spams: ViagraXanaxCheaprmk ylgpec , j_HermesGucciChanel_d vdwb and w_ChloeFendiHermes_ee iehsedg . Woot woot! Let's answer to some of them too. So: in ~three weeks I'm slowly getting into this spam thing.

maanantaina, heinäkuuta 10, 2006

Yesterday it happened!

Yeah, I recieved an answer from "Irina" and it waited for me on sunday morning! It seems like these dudes are running so called love scam to get money for their "sick mother" etc. Let's see how things progress.

sunnuntaina, heinäkuuta 09, 2006

This is getting boring

...And I've proved myself at least a bit wrong. I've had a Hotmail account for 24 hours and there's still no spam on my mailbox. I think I have to let people know where I am and put the address on some pages where crawlers can easily find me - and get to know what I'm intrested in (did someone say CHEAP0 BVLGAR1 WATCHE5?). On the other hand I could say I'm even satisfied with the lack of spammmmmm...

Okay let's try this: my email is and I'm pretty intrested in recieving spam. Please send some to me!

lauantaina, heinäkuuta 08, 2006

Let's contact her!

Ok, this is it now: I'm writing my first answer to possible spam. It goes a little something like this:

Hey Irina!

I got your email and I got intrested in you because you like navigation - me too! How did you get my email address? It was a nice suprise anyway, I've been looking for new friends from all over the world - especially from Russia because it is a living and breathing country! Let me know more - and tell me what you do on your free time! My favourite hobbies (when not navigating) are horseback riding and fox hunting trips in UK!


It's going to be intresting to see what's to come after this one. When I wake tomorrow after the bronze medal match of tonight, do I have my Hotmail full of spam or something else? When I get my first 0EM or Viagra spam I'm going to answer to it too.

Getting into it

I'm taking a closer look to Hotmail's user interface right now. It seems like there's a bunch of MSN ads everywhere on the view. There's MSN Music, Hotmail Plus, MSN Search, "millions of ringtones" and so on. The Firefox I'm browsing on isn't running with Adblock G.Filterset so it might give this baby a little bit less cluttered face. Hotmail also thinks I'm immediately keen of using their calendar when I've decided to jump into the Hotmail wagon. That's just not correct, but there are a few buttons on the top bar that could be used to create a new appointment or a new contact. Well - the oontact buttons seems a little bit more reasonable but I sure as hell ain't going for Hotmail Calendar when I'm running on Google Calendar and am pretty satisfied (the UI still sucks...).

I don't really care for this Hotmail Today view that seems to be the basic preset. And the email that was waiting for me in the mailbox encourages people to use HTML when they send email for their grandma. That's also wrong: HTML based mail is not just ok but a source for possible abuse. Grr. Send mail -button is on top of the message, not below. Confusing. Back to work now, this is just a big mess this far.

This all started from a spam from Irina

I recieved an intresting email to my Gmail account from, and it goes something like this:

I do not know what to tell to you in the first letter. Recently I use the Internet and so it is interesting to me. If I shall write something not as I that I am not skilled in letters electronic mail was necessary ask you to understand. I the Russian girl who lives in the city of Kazan. It to be in Russia. My name is Irina. I finished economic Institute in the city of Kazan and I have a trade the economist. I work in the small company. I very much like my work. I would like to learn more about you.
I am fond of navigation and Collecting of soft toys. I am lonely and never married. I search for happiness in this world and I believe that I can meet it soon. I like to have new acquaintances and to learn a lot of new. If you want have acquaintance to me you can to write to me on email: I wait your letter.

Okay we gotta see what's this about. I'm not so intrested in cheap0 Bvlgari watches or 0EM S0FTWARE but this sounds more like it, navigation and soft toys!! Until this moment I've always trashed posts like this but a-ha, not this time. I'm gonna take a break and write back to her. Just in case.

Account created

Okay I've taken the 1st step in this project: I created an account for MSN Live as (but without _'s, ,I don't need THAT much spam) and I'm waiting for the spam to hit me on any moment :D More aabout this later on, I'd say very very soon. I have to reach my workplace so I can continue writing this - and get paid :D Anyway, I just want to see how usable Hotmail is these days, how long does that 250mb last and do I get denied from all the places I send mail because the service itself ain't known for not letting people spam :D