Day: September 18, 2002

  • Curious Spam

    I recieved the following email this evening:

    From: “Chris Rogert” <>
    To: <>
    Sender: “Chris Rogert”
    Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 17:35:44 -0700

    I just saw your link to on your webpage .  Our site,, sells domain names for much cheaper (only
    $8.75 with no hidden fees).  We would like to place your site in our
    directory of Domain Names and Internet Resources if you are interested in
    exchanging links.  (We understand that we may have to make a new category
    for your site.)  Even if you are not interested in exchanging links would
    you place a link to our site on yours?  In either case, the HTML for our
    link can be found at

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,
    Chris Rogert
    Cheap Domain Registration

    I must say that this is probably one of the more interesting spam emails I have recieved.  Here are some reasons why:

    • It is not about penis enlargement.
    • It is plain text
    • It is extremely targeted.
    • The email cites a url that links to (they’re great btw)
    • I was able to find one instance of a similar email by querying google with “Chris Rogert”
    • The owner of the domains “” and “” is <Name deleted by request>
    • time finding out about the spam in my mailbox?  I don’t know.