Amusing Spam

A couple of gems which have crossed my inbox and caught my eye this week:

Title: FW: Ministry TRAINING

You can become a legally ordained minister within 48 hours

As a minister, you will be authorized to perform the rites and ceremonies of the church!

Perform Weddings, Funerals, Perform Baptisms, Forgiveness of Sins
Visit Correctional Facilities

Want to start your own church?

Press here to find out how

Three things struck me.

The second piece of semi-spam was actually a webmail footer. I’m sure you’ve all seen the ones for MSN or Yahoo personals which basically say “click here to get a date”. In India, they do things somewhat differently:

Yahoo! India Matrimony: Find your life partner online.

6 thoughts on “Amusing Spam

  1. Bram: I don’t, normally. It all gets filed into a “spamcheck” folder. But I do go through that every few days scanning the titles and senders looking for any obvious false positives. Also, some spam does arrive in my inbox. And I must confess I looked at the ministry one because I thought it would be amusing.

  2. India Matrimony doesn’t have to amuse you. There are various ways people find their spouses. Indian way is much better. They get the parents involved to thoroughly check each other out. We say, that we marry first and then fall in love, while it is the other way round in a lot of places.

  3. Hem: sure. The amusement was in the contrast between the Western and Eastern approaches, reflected in something as mundane as an email footer. As long as no-one is forced into anything against their will, I see no problem with the Indian way.