This is getting silly. Who falls for this stuff? What's with the sudden surge of this crap? It seemed like it was ramping up before Thanksgiving and today I had 50 of the things waiting for me. One made me laugh though. You've probably already seen it, but in case you haven't, here it is (minus the virus part).
From "firstname.lastname@example.org" to "3Dcollin":
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
The full mail-text and header is attached!
Hahahahaha! "I've given up." I love it! Made me smile on a Monday, so that's worth something. Poor little Hotmail postman. I must remember to leave him some cookies in my mailbox as a holiday bonus.
Most shocking – so far since I have 48 more to go through – was this virus mail from my good friend "Musplswebha.email@example.com":
hey its me, my old address dont work at time. i dont know why?!
in the last days ive got some mails. i' think thaz your mails but im not sure!
plz read and check ...
and it has the same attachment as the other one.
Mulsplswebha! How could you do me like this after everything we've been though?! I even stood by you at your wife's bris! And even though I kept my mouth shut at the time, I must say that wasn't pretty. Well, no more! You are OFF the Christmas list!
And finally, to round out the virus mail experience, I appear to come to the attention of the CIA due to the multitude of illegal websites I've been frequenting these days:
Dear Sir/Madam, (that's a good sign. I'm still cloaked in mystery! OooOOOoo!)
we have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.
(What can I say? I can't get enough of "goats on boats".)
Please answer our questions! (well, since you said "please" in such a forceful tone how can I possibly refuse, except by saying "no."?)
The list of questions are attached. (Silly CIA. List aren't attached. Virus are. It even has the same name as the one found in all of the other emails. You would think they would change the name to hide the guilty.)
Yours faithfully, (me love you long time)
Steven Allison (poor Steve. I wonder if he's being punched in the face by a random stranger right now?)
And that will do it for me.