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You Kids Stay Outta The Spam Folder

Connection Cafe

But as users of any email marketing tool can tell, sometimes constituents will mark your messages as spam anyway. Author: Sally Heaven.

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Is Your Nonprofit Guilty of #Hashtag Spamming?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You tell us if you think the Twitterer is guilty of hashtag spamming: Tweet #1 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not?  Tweet #2 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not?

Is Your Nonprofit Guilty of #Hashtag Spamming?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You tell us if you think the Twitterer is guilty of hashtag spamming: Tweet #1 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not?  Tweet #2 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not?

Do Nonprofits Spam?

Idealware

NPTech maven Deborah Elizabeth Finn started a blog last week called " No Nonprofit Spam ". Nobody likes spam. So, what do you think?

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2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

Download a copy of the report now - it's free. Why analyze email deliverability? billion emails last year alone. Want to learn more? The reason?

Lame spam of the day: USPS Delivery Confirmation

Robert Weiner

Like the American Airlines spam , this one didn't bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Scam Spam scamFurther, it shows plainly that the link goes to www.usps.com.ww062.com (note that the domain is ww062.com). Some scammers are just lazy. Sender: auto-notify@usps.com. Subject: Delivery Confirmation. Weight: 1.1

Is Your Facebook Page Publishing News Feed Spam?

John Haydon

Facebook says: …publishers who are frequently and intentionally creating feed spam will see their distribution decrease over the next few months.

Spam of the Day: So and so wants to connect on LinkedIn

Robert Weiner

Phishing Scam Spam scamIt was only a matter of time. I've started receiving phishing messages that look like LinkedIn connection requests.

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Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn phishing

Robert Weiner

The recent theft of passwords from LinkedIn prompted me to post these spams masquerading as messages from that firm. Phishing Scam SpamThe first one made no attempt beyond the Sender name to look like it came from LinkedIn. Sender: messages-noreply@bounce.linkedin.com on behalf of LinkedIn (welcome@linkedin.com). Text: LinkedIn.

Let's put an end to nonprofit spam

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Facebook friend request or old fashion spam?

John Haydon

Here we have an example of your garden-variety friend request popup: And here we have a variation of that same popup: Facebook knows spam culture.

Lame spams of the day: everyone wants to send me money

Robert Weiner

Here are some of the "loan offers" that have landed in my spam folder. None have attachments, links, or graphics. One used a blue font, the others were plain old black Courier. The subject lines were blank in every case. The senders included: kelly loan offer (web.office20026045@att.net). Alreford Ltd (web.0123345667785@att.net). apply.

Spam of the Day: “McDonalds invites you to The Free Dinner Day”

Robert Weiner

Scam Spam scam; spamSender : I love McDonalds (helping@mcdonalds.com). Subject : We are fond of you and thus invite you for free helpings. Attachment : Invitation_Card_37021.zip. Hello. McDonalds invites you to The Free Dinner Day which will take place on 25 June, 2011, in every cafe of ours. Free Day’s menu! Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon.

Lame spam of the day: spam mashup

Robert Weiner

This plain-text spam has no sender, subject, formatting, or graphics. After that comes what looks like an email header, then some spam text, then a bunch of blank lines, and finally, to cap the effort, random text from travel guides. Another newbie spammer playing with a toy? Nothing unusual there. with ServerM 2.7.3 MIME-Version: 1.0.

Missing the Mark: Why Legitimate Emails Head Right for the Spam Folder

Byte Technology

Upon further examination the recipient discovers it got automatically dropped into their spam folder. To begin, follow some simple steps.

What Does Spam Do to your Email Fundraising? [INFOGRAPHIC]

EveryAction

If you’re sending fundraising emails, then you’re losing money to spam. The question then, is how much + why?

Lame spam roundup

Robert Weiner

Here's a random selection of strange and/or lame spams I've received recently. 1: I got several of these. This one may not be spam, but I'm not going to click and find out. Yes, the hyperlink was the first line of the spam, and points where it says it does. Unfortunately, no umbrellas were included. code=504d47cb5ce3e.

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca

AFP Blog

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca : ''via Blog this

Lame spams of the day: Support Center

Robert Weiner

This batch of spams looks like Facebook messages -- same colors, fonts, and formatting, and they have a "Go To Profile" button. Sample: Spam

You Kids Stay Outta The Spam Folder

NetWits

Stay out of the spam folder by employing these techniques. Email Marketing

Lame spam of the day: self-identified spam

Robert Weiner

This message didn't come from my anti-spam software and my ISP says it didn't come from theirs. Subject: **SPAM ** Re: µ¹.§A¤£°µ§@ª½±µ-»ù¨C¤ù¥u­n26¤¸. Text: Spam detection software, running on the system "nas", has. identified this incoming email as possible spam. This one is peculiar. To: ruhit_ray@hotmail.com.

Lame spam of the day: do you get a lot of spam?

Robert Weiner

This came as a comment on my blog. I had to smile at a spammer complaining about spam. one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses? It included a link to a page that seems to be selling dental implants, but I didn''t explore it. Author: Reno Nevada. Comment: Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar.

Update to Algorithm: Reducing Spam | EdgeRank Checker

AFP Blog

Update to Algorithm: Reducing Spam | EdgeRank Checker : This sounds a lot like a strong call-to-action, doesn’t it? Over the past year or so, we’ve been suggesting that brands develop more intelligent call-to-actions. Meaning: stop asking directly for Likes, Comments, Shares.

Lame spam of the day: Amazon cancelation

Robert Weiner

Previous incarnations of this spam have led to a Canadian online pharmacy, and the hyperlinks in this one lead to a site in Canada. Amazon.com.

Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database. Howdy|Hi there|Hi|Hello}, i read your blog {occasionally|from time to time} and i own a similar one and i was just {wondering|curious} if you get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}? found it fascinating. Way cool!

Lame spam of the day: Intuit GoPayment

Robert Weiner

These spams aren't 100% lame -- at least they included a logo and some design elements. Here's a screenshot: Malware SpamPayment.

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Lame spams of the day: FedEx invoices

Robert Weiner

Here's a screenshot: SpamI got a dozen of these yesterday. The subject lines included: Please pay your outstanding Fedex invoice. 3611-87718.

Lame spam of the day: Prize Winning.

Robert Weiner

Is someone testing their new spam toy? This one should win a prize for lameness. No graphics, no links, no attachment, no signature, nothing. Sender: WorldWide Lottery (bevile@bevilehotel.com.br). Subject: Prize Winning. Text: Did you receive our email ??

What’s the best way to post as a Facebook Page?

John Haydon

Now that you can post as a Page, how can you comment on another Pages without coming across as spam? And by epic, I mean paradigm-shifting.

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Lame spam of the day: IRS notices

Robert Weiner

I got two spams this week claiming to come from the IRS. Here's what it looked like: Scam SpamSubject: Rejection of your tax appeal.

Lame spam of the day: HELLO

Robert Weiner

So much lame spam, so little time to blog about it. Here's today's example. No graphics, all caps, the From address doesn't match the "write me at" address. Does it get any lamer? Sender: Tesfaye, Fanuel (f.tesfaye@unesco.org). Subject: HELLO. Text: BUSINESS FOR YOU, CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL: sydneywalter58@yahoo.com.

Lame spams of the day: ADP Notifications

Robert Weiner

Since I don't use ADP it's obvious that they're spam, but others may fall for them. Here's what this one looked like: Spam Uncategorized

Lame spam as blog comments

Robert Weiner

I wrote recently about spam in the form of blog comments. Fortunately, my anti-spam filters (Akismet and Bad Behavior) caught them. This last one is for Ugg boots -- up there with "performance aids" as a source of spam. There's been a deluge recently, and I want to call out some that look like they could be legit. Thanks.

Lame spam of the day: disappointed spammer

Robert Weiner

Most of the spam that reaches me comes as emails, but my blog also attracts a fair share of spammy comments. Some are particularly lame (and some are pretty amusing). Here''s one of the former, from a spammer I presume is trying to increase the search engine ranking for a site selling shoes.

Lame spam of the day: Google Doc

Robert Weiner

Please tell me no one would ever click on something like this (I only wish it were true). Plain text, bad English, the document isn''t actually attached, and the CLICK HERE link doesn''t point to google.com. Sender: Laila Brenner [brenner.laila@gmail.com]. Subject: Fwd: Attached Document. Laila Brenner.

Lame spams of the day: fortunemart

Robert Weiner

I've been getting hit with lots of spam from fortunemart@yahoo.com. Each spam has been one line of gibberish, plain text, no graphics, no formatting. These guys aren't even trying. can't find any analysis of what happens if you click the links, and I'm not going to experiment. The subjects have included: new site. your friends. link].

Lame spam of the day: Smoking device

Robert Weiner

This is as lame as it gets. Plain text, no graphics, the sender name looks suspicious, the recipient name isn't me, there's no subject, and the text is lame. I ran the link in the "click here" line through some online virus scanners and it seems clean, so maybe they're just trying to sell something. Sender: lost.gender@yahoo.com. Click here to see.

Lame spam of the day: You pig!

Robert Weiner

Malware Spam MalwI got a kick out of this one. It's short and sweet -- and, I hope, ineffective. Sophos says it's a malware delivery device. Sender: LAU18eRogelio@aol.com. Subject: You pig! Text: You should be stoping ignoring me or i will send this photos to your spouse!!! Attachment: DCIM.zip.

Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

These aren't as lame-looking as most of the spam I write about: they use the right logos, fonts, and typefaces. Is this built into the tool?

Lame spams of the day: Proposal Attached

Robert Weiner

A bunch of these have accumulated in my spam folder. No logo, no formatting, no attempt to look like they come from a business I'd be familiar with. They look like they actually came from gmx.com so maybe they're merely annoying rather than malicious. Senders: Thomas Mainer (Noreply.TM2012@gmx.com). Steve Gainer (Noreply.SG2012@g2gm.com).