In addition to my real e-mail at Gumbyware (and the various other addresses that forward to it), I have mailboxes at Yahoo and Hotmail, used basically once a month to check the delivery system for a newsletter I send out.
Well, it's mailing time again, so I check the freebie mailboxes to confirm that they're still alive. Hotmail, about a dozen spams in the inbox. Yahoo, just one message that got past the spam filter:
Drae Citibakn Mebmer,
Thsi eamil was stne by the Cibitank serevr to vefiry yruo emali asserdd. You mtsu comtelpe tihs prossec by clicikng on the lnik bwole and entnireg in the sllam wodniw yuor Cnabitik ATM-Dbeit Crad nmuber and PNI ttah you use on AMT. Tsih is deno for yuor pretoction - besuace smoe of our mbmeers no lonegr hvae acsecs to tehir emlia adserdses and we msut veryfi it.
To vyfire yoru emlia adserds and assecc yuor bkna accuont, clcik
Hmmm, and there seem to be some Unicode characters in there that confuse my browser, and don't show up until I select the text. (Seems to confuse Typepad's text editor thingie, too.)
Now, this level of garbling may get it past the spam filters, but who's gonna be fool enough to give his dbeit crad nmuber and PNI to a bkna that spells so poorly?