Most of the spam unleashed on mailboxes are initiated using a mail server cranking out emails in bulk. The more sophisticated ones use crude mail-merging techniques to insert the victim's name and perhaps slightly change the content or headers of the emails in an effort to elude junk mail detectors. It's old news. Cheap Viagra, eBay account suspension, Citibank alert, Nigerian money laundering scheme, etc., etc.
It sounds crazy, but spam does have its positive side. Junk emails sometimes make for amusing reading. Occasionally when I feel the need for a little entertainment, I scan my junk mail folder and read a few that have catchy titles. Tonight, I happened on the following, and by the looks of it, it appears that it was targeted for me. Here it goes:
FOR THE KIND ATTENTION OF MR. ROBERT HASHEMIAN
DEAR SIR AND RESPECTED GENTLEMEN
IF YOU TRUST INALMIGHTY LORD AND WELFARE FOR COMMUNITIES, THEN JUST DONATE 10 US $ CHARITY TO E-GOLD ACCOUNT [URL Deleted].
AN PROMISE TO RETURN 50 US $ TO YOU AFTER 1 YEAR WITH 10 US $ DEPOSITED TO CHARITY FUND IN YOUR NAME
IF U ARE TRUE LOVER OF JESUS CHRIST AS MESSENGER OF ALMIGHTY LORD, DO IT AND ENCOURAGE UR FRIENDS.
[Fake Name Deleted]
P/s. MOST IMPORTANT - I SAW A PAYPAL DONATE BUTTON TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE DO THE BEST. I HAVE A SOUND AND RIGHT PROPOSAL. I WILL USE YOUR SITE GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE WITH MOST FASCINATING KEYWORDS AND VISIT THEIR LINKS WHICH COULD GENERATE ATLEAST 3000 US $ FUNDS EVERY MONTH. IF YOU WISH ME TO DO THAT, I REQUEST YOU TO KINDLY ARRANGE TO GIVE AN 1000 US $ AS TRUST MONEY TO START MYDEDICATED SUPPORT TO BUILTUP FUNDS AND WE SHARE AS PER YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES WITH JUST 35 % COMING TO ME - PLEASE INFORM YOUR INTEREST – REGARDS
Wow, what a coincidence. Jesus just revealed himself to me in an email. He was so touched by your message that he told me to ask you to use that Paypal button on my site to send me all your money. No need to stress your little fingers clicking on the Google ads for me. In return, I will pray that Jesus Christ would make you the wealthiest man on Earth and save your soul. Also encourage your friends to do the same. I'll pray for them too. Promise!