What the Twittersphere Has to Say About Spam

Twitter has become one of the easiest ways people share content with others on the web.

Using hashtags and other search methods, people are able to find pertinent information about topics that others have found useful, interesting or even humorous.

Email spam is one of the topics I routinely follow on Twitter. It is interesting to see what others have to say about the topic, but it is also a good way to see what is the current trends are when it comes to spam.

Below, I have aggregated a collection of tweets sent out by the Twitter community that highlights the humourous side and the educational side of email spam.

Funny Tweets

There are times when we just have to laugh; even when it comes to spam. Here’s to hoping a few of these give you a chuckle or two…

@JarrodJ

Dad suspects an email is spam and asks my advice. I start readingemail… “Dear Susan…”. Yeah Dad, you got spam.

@rhodri

Excellent spam email. “I will like to discuss a very important crude oil project with you. I wrote to know if this is your valid email.”

@ImaFlyontheWall

I can’t be the only one who reports my moms email address as spam.

@ramisalame

What if we’re receiving spam email for every sin we commit? That totally makes sense!!

@MichaelSteeber

Just found an Apple promotional Email filed as Spam in Mail

@dragonflybytes 

The akismet email with the key I needed in it ended up in my spamfolder. So that’s how it works, eh internet?

@sneakkyg

Got spam email from ‘Bill Decimator’ and at 1st I thought it was an actual person’s name. Who’s that guy? Oh, that’s Bill, Bill Decimator.

@RowlandMalyon

This person just sent me spam but I wasn’t annoyed about that, I was annoyed about the grammar used in the email, or the lack of it.

@PetaOdini

that annoying moment wen you’re waiting for an specificemail…EVERYTHING else automatically becomes spam

@HoptonHouseBnB

…suspect out there somewhere someone is fuming at me ignoring them whilst my email sits in their SPAM folder :-(

Time to learn something

All kidding aside, you can also learn some great things from Twitter regarding fighting spam, and how to prevent yourself from being labelled as a spammer. Read on…

@PeterMPanvers

Common e-mail marketing scams http://www.helium.com/items/2137755-Spam-Email-Scams

@caribonix

Email marketing tips: how to avoid a spam filter | via @sales_source: http://ht.ly/1Ops46

@bpm8

How to identify a spam email http://www.helium.com/items/1834966-how-to-identify-a-spam-email

@JDSpursTexans

I need a designated email for Deals sites (livingsocial, google offers, etc.). Deals you don’t like are basically spam.

@aLLaBoUtbRiTaNy

I have gotten a lot of spam email from several followers! Change your passwords & don’t click on any links!

@WeLearnedToday

“88% of all email sent in the world is spam.” – Washingon Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/10/the-economics-of-spam/

@tekgazet

Prevent Hotmail and Outlook from marking important emails as spam http://www.tekgazet.com/prevent-hotmail-and-outlook-from-marking-important-emails-as-spam/email/2483.html

@Device_Assist

Todays Tip: Never click “Unsubscribe” on an email suspected to bespam it verifies your address http://www.devicefixin.com #Techy#email

@iHackers

How to Protect an Email Account from SPAM – Most of… http://ihackers.info/how-to-protect-an-email-account-from-spam/ #E-MailHacking #EmailSecurity #HowtoGuides#Security #Tricks

@BobEwoldt

The economics do Internet spam | http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/10/the-economics-of-spam/| #email#Google #economics

Dealing with spam is always annoying whether at home or in the office. Hopefully these tweets will help you understand that not only are other people frustrated with the problem, but there are also people out there willing to share resources to help people deal with spam.

Coupling information and education along with a reputable anti-spam filter is the best way you can fight against spam. Using what you learn from these tweets, and others, is a great start but don’t forget that along with your new found knowledge you have to put something in place to help keep spam out of your inbox.

Feel free to share this on Twitter if you have found it useful and as always, if you have anything to add please feel free to do so in the comment section below!

Written by Jeff

0 Comments

  1. Jessica Craig · August 22, 2012

    It’s good users are twitting about spam – this shows not only spam is part of their lives but it also shows awareness about it and the desire to help their friends protect themselves against spam. For marketers, it’s the other way round – they advise their followers have to become trickier but this is hardly a surprise because marketers make money from emails. No matter if we like it or not, spam has become a part of our lives.

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