Date: August 04, 2023 14:13
Hello! I'm Stavros, welcome to the Spam Chronicles.
Years ago, I created Spamnesty. Spamnesty let you forward your spam to it, and it would reply to spammers with pre-written messages, wasting their time and (hopefully) resulting in entertaining conversations.
Much, much later, ChatGPT came out, and its impact on messing with spammers was obvious. Unfortunately, I couldn't really integrate it into Spamnesty for two reasons: One was that of cost, as it would get very expensive very quickly to have to generate thousands of responses per day. The other was simply that most spam today is automated, so it would just be bots talking to bots, which doesn't make for entertaining conversation.
Still, this idea was on the back of my mind, and when one day I got a spam message from someone trying to sell me some services, I thought "well, this is an actual person, and I could waste their time by having ChatGPT generate a reply that comes from my own inbox."
A day later, I had made SpamGPT, a small
script that would look at a certain label in my mailbox, and have ChatGPT reply to
emails with that label. That way, whenever I got a spam email that looked like it came
from a person, I could just apply the
SpamGPT label to it and the script would handle
Seeing how the conversations were lots of fun to read, I figured I shouldn't keep them to myself, so I created this site for you to share in my mirth.
Without further do, you can see the conversations by clicking the "The Conversations" link on the sidebar, or here: