Avid Bitterwallet reader tackles online privacy
While we consider the majority of our readership to be a pack of bastards, we have a special place in our heart for you. You are an avid Bitterwallet reader, and we hold you in high regards because of your sharp mind, your keen sense of curiosity and your willingness to entertain whatever drivel we push your way.
Andy of Yarm is one better than an avid reader of Bitterwallet - he's a rabid reader, one of the old guard who has consumed our organ from the beginning. And unknown to us, Andy has been conducting a lurid scientific experiment concerning personal privacy and spam email:
For the past couple of weeks I've been dropping in smartarse comments on the BW website, mainly along the lines 'never post your email details on the web' following by my email address email@example.com.
A quick check to Google under the keyword 'andyofyarm' shows a healthy page of links generated, mostly Bitterwallet but also bizarrely this page.
Given that avid BW readers are a pack of twats I expected my inbox to be deluged with Viagra spam or various threats etc. So tonight, with trepidation, I opened the Gmail inbox. Prepare to be shocked by the wall of filth and abuse:
No detail from Andy on whether the Spam box was full, but interesting that his details were yet to be scraped and abused. That said, it's fair to say that after this post he can probably expect email from Donkey Capers and Wet Girls in the Raw.