Thankful Thursday: SPAM – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

 

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

You might recall that we are in the process of de-Googling and a part of that is moving slowly away from all of our GMail accounts.  We knew when we started this process that it would not be totally easy to accomplish.  But hey, I’m a cat, and I am quite determined, if not stubborn at times.

As we started moving some of our emails a funny, or not so funny, thing happened.  The SPAM, previously filtered out by Google’s email server, being to pop into our new email box.  It was like being at a casino and hitting the jackpot on a slot machine, the winnings just kept coming and coming.  For the first 700 or 800 it was kind of funny, but then it started to get a wee bit boring.  I learned a lot too!  I had no idea that many single women wanted to date me.  I really didn’t know that I needed help with my credit rating.  I learned of the wonderful discount cruises that are available.  I am seriously thinking about the online MBA or taking out a second mortgage on our feral cat house, right after I find out about the new fruit discovery and reduce my high cholesterol levels.

I am so thankful I got to see all of this stuff since I had no idea what I was missing.  I am even more thankful that we were able to reign in the SPAM Monster and stuff it down in the bottom of the litter box where it belongs.  After a nice long snooze I will be ready for the next techy challenge that comes our way.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Feeling Beachie - Hilary

How could you not know that all the single women want you? You are one hottie you know…

Whisppy
7 years ago

After all that SPAM, it’s time to break open a can of the yummy kind of Spam.

meowmeowmans
7 years ago

Ugh. Spam is the worst! Glad you guys have got it back under control, and buried it in the litter box, where it belongs.

Laila and Minchie
7 years ago

We knew you could corral that norty SPAM and put it in it’s place!

Hannah and Lucy
7 years ago

Oh dear – did we send too many requests for a date Brian?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pat Hatt
7 years ago

What? No magic pills that gain length or viagra discounts, geez they must be spending to much time hassling me.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
7 years ago

dood…mom sayz her wood lovez a date with ewe, her doez knot care if ya haza good credit ratin ore knot, de furst date doez knot knead ta be a cruze, kinda like coz oh de news reportz late lee bout them, her dinna get a chance ta go two college skewl sew dont feel bad ewe dinna either; ewe can dizcuss & com pear houz paymints over coffee and her doez knot like spam either; sum thin bout eatin it aza kid plus like now her iz a veggie tarian sew de hole fruit tray iz a grate eye… Read more »

mollieandalfie
7 years ago

Bawahhaaaaa, your never lonely with spam Brian 🙂 xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Marg
7 years ago

Bet that was a lot of fun going through all that spam. Yikes. Hope you got that fixed.
Hope all of you are staying warm and dry on this horrible day. We are ready for Spring.

Miss Kitty
7 years ago

Mummy hates spam…I kinda like it…but not meatloaf, so no good!! Meow…
Oh we just had that awful weather…cold here now with NW wind…Brr. Keep warm and safe! OX

Flea
7 years ago

Why on earth would you leave Gmail? The spam filter alone makes it amazing. In ten years I’ve gotten very little spam. Now I’m hungry for spam. 🙁 I blame you.

Marilia
7 years ago

Oh my… I hate SPAM and SPAMERS!!!
have a good Thursday!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
7 years ago

LOL!!!! Oh Handsome Brian!! You are so right!! The bottom of the cat litter is where all things Spam belong!

Oh but we are in AWE at your super awesome techy knowledge and skills!! Yay! Take care
x

Madi and Mom
7 years ago

Brian you should have seen my ears perk up at the word SPAM…I am a meat lover…but Mom told me it wasn’t that kind of SPAM and we did not like it.
Keep up the good work
Hugs madi your BFFF

Fuzzy Tales
Fuzzy Tales
7 years ago

Most of our spam is of a more, uh, earthy nature.

And though we’ve removed our email address from the blogs (the human’s and ours) and made them private in our profiles (we think), lately we’ve been seeing a significant increase in junk emails, many slipping through Google’s spam filters. We keep identifying them as spam, but the perpetrators keep getting around this. We’re not impressed.

Random Felines
7 years ago

yep – we never knew how much we were missing….and then mom upgraded her spam filter. MOL

Tamago
7 years ago

Hahaha, I think there are many women who want to date you out there 🙂
I do get less spams in my gmail account but one of my yahoo accounts get tons of spams. Glad you got control of these spams!

Angel and Kirby
7 years ago

That kind of spam it terrible!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
7 years ago

Brian, that is one of the funniest bloggies me and mommy ever seed! We both loved it. We have some of that too! MOL

speedyrabbit
7 years ago

well done Brian in sorting out the spam stuff,xx Speedy

Sparkle
7 years ago

Spam gets my back of disrespect!

Abby
7 years ago

Yeah Brian that spam is definitely for the litterbox!

easy rider
7 years ago

Great! All this single woman want you? Maybe you can make a date for a candle light dinner and they have to pay the tab? I think I want this s.p.a.m. if there are single girls… why not?

Lucy the Cat
7 years ago

I’m so with you, Brian. Spam belongs at the very bottom of the litter box. Too funny about everything you’ve learned. Be careful of those ladies!

Ms. Stella O'Houligan
7 years ago

We get lots of ones telling us that our long lost cousins (who have way more consonants in their names that should really be allowed) have run off to the bridge apparently and have left us oodles of cash for treats! Glad you got yours locked up, we are still workin on it!

You look purrfectly charming today (and everyday).

xoxo
Ms. Stella O’Houligan

Ginger Jasper
7 years ago

Mum gets lot of spam and she hates it. Hope you get your’s sorted. Hugs GJ x

CATachresis
7 years ago

Hey Brian!! Those single women! When you’ve finished with them, would you errr send them over? >^,.^<

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
7 years ago

Oh no! Not the dreaded SPAM. Go away SPAM.

Cathy Keisha
7 years ago

Whoa! I could’ve told you all the lady CATS were after you. Did they send the spam to your remaining gmail boxes or your new non google accounts? Scary stuff.

Janet@TheCatOnMyHead
7 years ago

Good luck…spam is so annoying. I love the spam filter on WordPress so we don’t have to deal with all the unwanted Comments. It also tags as spam any “crap” that comes to my e-mail account and that is very little. Hope things improve. Brian looks pretty disgusted.

Oskar
7 years ago

Ugh, what a nightmare! You deserve a rest.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Fraidy Cats!
7 years ago

it looks like the spam really wiped you out, Brian! good luck with that second mortgage…you could fund a lot of treats! 🙂

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Caren Gittleman
7 years ago

did music go off every time you got the email? 🙂

Diane@BibliophilebytheSea

Not sure which we dislike more spam-mail or spam in a can:)

Sage
7 years ago

Spam? I thought that was something some bi-peds eat? 🙂

Seriously, what a pain. Brian, you need to cover all that spam really well. Do you need help? My kitties know how to fill a litterbox in no time!

Nerissa's Life
7 years ago

I see that Mr. Anonymous Spam has been visitin’ you, too. May the purrs be with you. purrs

Glogirly & Katie
7 years ago

ROTFMOL-LING!!!!!
Brian, you are cracking us up!
I think you missed a few…certainly there was someone trying to sell you some little blue pills.
; ) Katie

Layla Morgan Wilde
7 years ago

That happened to us last week when Akismet didn’t catch the spam. Not fun at all. So happy when it’s fixed. Hope yours is.

The Island Cats
7 years ago

Haha! We’re gonna go read our spam folder just to get a good laugh!

Oui Oui
7 years ago

We love how the only way people in Africa die is in a plane crash with no survivors. And the one remaining living relative has found their way to us, repeatedly, out of all the people in the world. What a coincidence! Then there is enlarging body parts we don’t possess.

Sasha
7 years ago

Thank you for visiting my tribute to Remington.

Loveys Sasha

siku marie
7 years ago

Oh, THAT spam! We thought you meant that strange canned meat that momma says we will NEVER try even though it looks so delicious in ads because she was forced to eat it as a child!

Spitty the Kitty
7 years ago

Did you ever try it with pineapple? It’s an island favorite!

Molly The Wally
7 years ago

BOL funny Brian. Did you get any begging letters from somewherevin deepest Africa too? Your delete button must be worned out now. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

emma
7 years ago

Ugh, what a mess!

Savannah NanaMo
7 years ago

yup, that’s where I put all my SPAM…right in the bottom of my litter box…pretty much where the originators of it belong IMHFO

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz

Teri closed down the WordPress blog that used to be attached to the cattery website because Russian spammers were inserting code behind photos so when someone clicked on them to biggify then, they went to unsavory sites and worse, lots of malware etc. She said it wasn’t worth trying to learn how to fix it. So far on Blogger, we’ve been pretty spam free…

Penelope
7 years ago

Yep! Spam! Keeps yous entertained!
Kisses
Nellie

Mythreemoggies
7 years ago

Tough being such a handsome moggie 🙂