Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:47:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brett Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Urdent Order
Cc: [...four random-seeming presumed-noncombatants...]
Hello Good day, Do you carry chainsaw Instock For sale, Wht Brand , odel and size do you carry, and Wht payment do you accept Hope Hear From You soon
I get spam like this a lot. I don't understand it. My best guess is that this is a feeler for responses, and stage two would be check fraud.
But... wouldn't it help to send it to someone who actually sells chainsaws? If you send mail to a zillion random addresses, how many do you have to try before you happen to hit a chainsaw salesman?
Alternately... how did I get on the list of gullible chainsaw providers?