Spam of the Day

It’s amazing people fall for things like this:

From: "Yahoo Customer Care" <security-center@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: <ycustomercare40@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:36:56 +0100
Subject: Yahoo Warning!!! Unused Account Removal Confirm Your Account !!!

The All-New Yahoo! You Must Be A Part Of It To Avoid Your Yahoo Account To Be Closed

The All-New Yahoo! Mail Beta Is:

* Faster: Fewer steps to get things done.
* Easier: Drag & drop organization.
* Effortless: Automatically checks email for you.

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With the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta you can Fill the Informations Below To
Verify Your Account ,PleaseThis For Your Benefit. Read Below To Understand More.

Yahoo User

Due to the congestion in all Yahoo users and removal of all unused Yahoo Accounts,
Yahoo would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your
E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply
button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

* Username: .................................

* Password: ...................................

* Date of Birth: ................................

* Country Or Territory: .................................

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted
and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request.
We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!!  Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks
 of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Filter

Yahoo! Mail

No virus found in this outgoing message
Checked by PC Tools AntiVirus (4.0.0.25 - 10.061.003).
http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

They don’t even bother with giving you a nice HTML form so they can steal your password; apparently they expect you to dither around with formatting a reply. And then there’s the broken English, which makes it even more obvious.

Ironically enough, this got past both past both Yahoo’s and Thunderbird’s spam filters. Maybe it was for my entertainment.

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