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Playful approaches to spam email

Spam email is a scourge and conventional wisdom is to avoid it at all costs. But what if you replied? James Veitch did that and then some and the results are hilarious.

Spam email is the scourge of our modern communications infrastructure. We forget how much rubbish we receive because we have pretty good spam filters that hide it all from us. Still, it sits there in the background, accumulating until we take that immensely satisfying step of deleting all of it with a single click. Until next time.

James Veitch has a wonderful approach to spam. He turns dealing with it into a game that winds up tormenting the tormentors. In this first video, he tackles those annoyingly ineffective “unsubscribe” links:

In this next video he revealed what happened when he did that thing people say you should never do: he replied to spam email, with style. Brace yourself!

Awesome, right?

Image credit: Mathyas Kurmann

By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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