Do It Yourself Spam

Should I really have to fill in my own name on a spam email? Recently my spam filter trapped an email that began as follows,

[FIRST_NAME], listen…
I’m not going to waste your time or insult your intelligence with petty hype and lame misdirection.

A time wasting bunch of hype and misdirection that would insult anyone’s intelligence followed.
I think it should be a minimum requirement that a spammer be able to get email merge to work.

One thought on “Do It Yourself Spam”

  1. Come to think of it, this isn’t too different than the frequent “inheritance” or “payment” e-mails I receive that ask me for my name. If they don’t already know my name how on earth do they know I am the right person?

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