I was checking an old yahoo account, because I suddenly remembered some clubs I had joined while under that name. While going through the huge list of unread mail (mostly spam), one of the e-mails was comprised simply of one word:
Just like that. No context about what the message is in reference to, nothing. Just the one word. The date was 11-12, but there was no reply address, no indication of where it came from or why. When I hit reply, Yahoo had nothing at all to put in the “to” field.
No point to this I guess. I just thought that was a bit odd.
Nope, no picture. There is no way in hell I would have cracked it open, anyway. If that doesn’t sound like a virus threat, I don’t know what does.
After the 11th, I considered collecting all these mails (there are probably half a dozen of them, total) and forwarding them to the Spooks. But then I decided there was no point to it. It would have been one more useless lead to track down, and chances are if it is important those folks already have it, along with the occasional replies I gave.
(I had a little fun with my replies, drafting them in English and then using Babelfish to turn 'em into German before I sent them. I made sure to end my reply to the last one with “don’t fold any sowas,” whatever that means.)
Actually, the Great American Smoke Out was November 15th so maybe they really are trying to tell you to quit walking around naked. Go ahead and keep doing it but please, for the love of G-d, make sure you draw the curtains from now on!
I have a Yahoo account, too, and keep getting really bizarre emails. Like one from this guy trying to reach the admissions department at Vassar College. And another one telling Teresa that the article she requested is now available in the bottom floor of the library. And one asking if I know Ben’s new number. What the hell is up with this?
I got an email this week from a woman to her ex-husband telling him what an ass he was for not okaying the adoption of her daughter. I knew none of these people and I have no idea how it got sent to me. The “to” field had “undisclosed recipients” listed.