It is hard to take a company seriously that fails e-mail 101 in several ways. Worse, they are an ISP and should have some knowledge or clue about such mails. If you compare the characteristics of this mail to some spam, there isn't much difference. For this glowing bit of failure, Qwest earns our postal award for stupidity this week.

From: Qwest (
To: jericho[at]
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:20:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: An Invitation from Qwest

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