Don't Swallow The Spam

Filtering junk e-mail can be a tricky game of cat and mouse, as I learned when I set out to purge my In box

I received an e-mail the other day that gave me a moment's pause. "Hey cutie, How are you??" it began. "I'm sooo sorry about last night, click here for a SUPRISE to make u feel better." I was suspicious for three reasons: my girlfriend never misspells like that, we had not had a row the previous night, and I was pretty sure she had not suddenly acquired an Australian e-mail address. At least one part of the message was accurate: if she ever pointed me to a website as randy as that one, I'd be very surprised indeed.

The cutie incident...

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