A Mathematician's Spam

Panel 1: The mathematician (next to his laptop): It's time to check email on my laptop computer. Panel 2: Email: From: TAyounevermet@notmit.edu Dear Class, The solution to last week's Problem Set are posted here. Panel 3: Email: From: Susp1ciousPr0fessor@yahoo.co Students, I have attached the study guide for the upcoming exam. attch:totallynotavirus.exe Panel 4: The mathematician: Sounds phishy. Man: You have some of the weirdest spam I've ever seen.

Based on the true story of one of the Ksplice founders, when he was mistakenly added to a random class for having a very similar email to a biology grad student. No, it was not a spear phising attempt, but that poor grad student spent several weeks wondering why he was missing class emails when the class insisted he was on the list.

A Mathematician's Spam

7 November 2006