Spam Gallery–Your Flight Order

The Spam Gallery is a series of posts that give examples of spam messages, explaining telltales signs of how they are spam.


My first thought on getting this message was “What flight?”  Then you have the usual signs of spam including:

  • Being addressed generically (“Dear Customer”)
  • Not having a departing airport, because it would be too obvious if it didn’t match my home location
  • Having the FROM address be from my own domain as if I’m sending it to myself, but can be really convincing if it is a corporate email domain.
  • Having a ridiculous airline name (“Airlines America” instead of “American Airlines”)
  • The body of the email is not consistent with an email that has been forwarded and replied to.  There are no other parts in the body with other recipient’s header information.

Even if you are curious, do not click the link.  There is nothing interesting to be seen.