Posted on | October 3, 2007 | No Comments
I receive approximately 1200 unsolicited e-mails daily. Most e-mails are from Asia and are written in Chinese, Japanese or some other language that I don’t understand.
I must read all of my SPAM, a client with a misbehaving e-mail server might be trying to contact me to report a problem. Since the volume of this junk persists, I should find something useful to do with it.
Many SPAM e-mails contain ‘lucky numbers’ or alpha-numeric sequences. SPAM e-mails are often sent from a date in the future. Hmmm, maybe they can help me pick the winning mega-million drawing?
Google does a very good job of filtering my SPAM, very little makes it to my in-box. I’m going to harvest this junk in my SPAM folder, extract the numbers and organize them by date in a MySQL database. Further coding voodoo should eventually produce the correct winning numbers, what remains is if I’ll live to see it happen
If you died today, tomorrow, you would still be spammed. That should lead us all into an introspective moment of laughter. Hopefully, my new ‘recycling’ program bears some fruit!