I get more spam :)

I just received this phishing letter, I liked it simply because it was so remarkably brazen:


Dear Webmail User,

This message was sent automatically by a program on Webmail which periodically checks the size of inbox, where new messages are received. The program is run weekly to ensure no one's inbox grows too large. If your inbox becomes too large, you will be unable to receive new email.

Just before this message was sent, you had 18 Megabytes (MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on Webmail. To help us re-set your SPACE on our database prior to maintain our INBOX, you must reply

to this e-mail and enter your Current UserID: ( ) and

Password ( ) Select server ( ) if any

You will continue to receive this warning message periodically if your

inbox size continues to be between 18 and 20 MB. If your inbox size grows

to 20 MB, then a program on Webmail will move your oldest

email to a folder in your home directory to ensure that you will

continue to be able to receive incoming email. You will be notified by email

that this has taken place. If your inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to

receive new email as it will be returned to the sender.After you read a

message, it is best to REPLY and SAVE it to another folder.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Webmail Help Desk


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The email was in plain text from “Webmail Service Support [general@3web.net]” (I don’t feel bad about including their real email address on a post on the web, after all they deserve to get spam, right?


As I said, I thought it was remarkably brazen and very low budget.  Why bother trying to set up a domain when you can get the victim to send you their credentials by email :).