Ok, i have another thought on gmail spam. I apparently have many. Thoughts, that is.
So, lately I have been getting spam emails, about 2 or so at a time, from the sender "Me." It appears as though i sent myself an email. Now wait a minute, did I? I might think. And perhaps open up the email. "If i sent it to myself, it must be important!"
However, the subject of these emails is often something like, "Come quick! I've had an accident!"
Now. If I had just had an accident and it's a true emergency, is it at all likely that I would:
a) be close to a computer, or in a state to be able to get up and run to a computer? (I guess i could use a phone with internet access but i happen to know that I don't own one) And if I am in such a state, what's the emergency?
b) choose to write an email as my way of getting help?
c) write an email to MYSELF? My injured self, who's bleeding in the streets? How am i going to help myself if I can't move and am slowly losing consciousness? And how come I don't already know that I need help, and need to therefore send myself an email?
I have decided: No. NOT likely. So, not so fast, gmail spam! I'm on to you and I'm not going to fall for your trickery.