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Amusing juxtaposition on eBay
(I was searching for AR-9 argon bulbs at the time, if you're curious)
I get a lot of junk mail in Russian* (for some reason)I discard most of it unread.
From: Дятлов Subject: реклама в поисковых системах ￼From: НИКИТА Subject: Fwd: ликвидация фирм с долгами ￼From: Александр Subject: Your item shipped.
I discarded the first two because of various combinations of: unlikely name, name in all caps, stupid subject line, bogus-looking address/routing, images in message, HTML message (most legitimate email I get doesn't have any inline images, so inline images are regarded as a junk flag. Ditto HTML messages. Hint: if you want me to ever see your email, avoid inline images and HTML).
I almost discarded the third one, but I had just bought some stuff (ex Russian military electronic parts) from a fellow named Alexander who lives in the Ukraine. And the Subject: line in English stood out some too, even though it looks a lot like the usual UBE trying to look like something I'd want to read. Sure enough, it was in reference to that.
* I've also started getting junk email in Hebrew, and, after one of my vendors in Argentina got a virus that gave his email address list to junk emailers, a spate of UBE in Portuguese. Not many Asian scripts yet (even though a lot of it originates from Asia), but I'm sure it'll happen someday. ￼