German comix artist Oezi has started earlier this month to create a comic a day based on the most extreme email spam he received.
Well done – we could share some of the more than 200,000 spam messages this site has received so far.
Click on the image for the link.
- A new type of spam
- The never ending spam tail
- Gone with the wind
- Comix: Jazan Wild’s Carnival of Souls
Everybody who runs a web site or blog knows what I’m talking about – SPAM
To us it is a continuous phenomenon that people are clogging the web with nonsense like this.
Pharmaceuticals, enhancements of your body parts, people doing things in front of cams you name it…
But luckily there is help around and I’m sure almost anybody is using spam filters today. We for example receive an average of about 1,000 smd (spam messages per day) these days – our “record day” was beyond 10,000 – but hey it takes one click and they are gone.
But now there are some new types of messages coming around of which we would like to highlight two:
The first one (pictured below) uses a cop/paste legitimate text from documents or books to look like a normal comment. Well two things: First the text normally is not related to the post – bye-bye. Second, if you have a closer look you might realize that its just cut out from a document…
The second one is potentially more dangerous…
Been away for a few days and getting ready for a trip around the world. So nothing came up here the last days – besides that 15,000 spam messages arrived – thanks again to the enlargement branch and particularly the one page plus spammers. Nevertheless our spam filters continue to work great (only 6 messages [...]
It seems that we are getting popular in a sense we DON’T LIKE – This week we stopped for the first time more than 1000 spam messages in less than a few hours. The ones which are the most annoying are the 2 page long links messages to whatever nonsense you could not imagine. If [...]
A digital comic book available as 4 issues/videos. 11 more Carnival issues are promised by Jazan Wild to be available soon…