Two sides of Email: the nasty and the pleasant…

By | January 31, 2007

Today, I got two rather different emails. I’ll include them both. In both of them, the similarities are quite obvious: mostly they are both likely automatically generated, and sent to hundreds or thousands of recipients.

The pleasant (Ad network name changed):

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for applying to join the **** Advertisement Network. We have reviewed http://investorblogger.com and appreciate the time and effort you have invested to create a quality environment for your visitors. However, we are unable to approve your site as a publisher on our network at this time. We very much appreciate your interest in our company and wish you best of luck in your endeavors.

Sincerely,

***

Nicely done, thanks, guys. I’d like to be refused like that more often, wouldn’t you?

The nasty (posted as received, minus address): 

THE COCA COLA COMPANY, etc.

THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annualfinal draws held on
(25th of January 2007)  by Coca-Cola in conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion.Your email  was among the 20 Lucky winners who won £1000,000.00{One million Great Britain Pounds} each in the THE COCA\COLA COMPANY 2007 PROMO.
However the results were released today 30th of January 2007 and  your email was attached to ticket number (7PWYZ2007) and ballot number (BT:12052007/20)
The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031,643 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet.
To begin the claim  processing of your prize you are to contact the fiduciary agent as stated below:

Mr William Carpenter
22 Garden Close, Stamford,
Lincs,PE9 2YP,London
United Kingdom.
Email:[email protected]

The second one is so obviously fake, I can’t believe any one would fall for it. The spelling, punctuation, formatting (careless), and the Yahoo! email address. Just totally tacky.

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