Why is Spam So Stupid?

Fri 8/18/2006 2:32 pm. You see, it doesn’t pay the phishers and Nigerian scammers to get hold of people with all the lights on. They are looking for dopes. There are some forms of email scammery intended to fool the mentally-competent, but most of it is designed to gull the gullible. ... So it tells preposterous stories with misspellings, and we wonder how they expect anyone to believe this nonsense — but that’s precisely who they’re looking for!

The spammers don’t even have to know this! ... The successful spams will naturally be this way, and the others will imitate them.

So chalk up another victory for stupidity; it happens naturally....