jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,
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Curious questions about spam (not the meat product)

Every once in a while, I go through my spam folder on my yahoo mail account and make sure things didn't get mis-labeled as spam.

Once I'm done washing my eyeballs, I always have some curious questions:

- What is the deal with 2038? The first 50-100 emails are always dated 1/8/38. I get that it puts them at the front of the email queue, but what's so special about that year?

- Where do they get these names? The names are always a blast as are the nonsense text fragments, which seem to have some strange logic behind them.

- Does anyone believe that this stuff really works? I'm talking about both the spam and the products advertised wherein.
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