The mysterious Emma of the Organizing Commission of ICG-2017 with the email address of email@example.com has been tireless in her spam.I received four copies of the following enticement on 10/23/16 and another six on 12/4/16:
Emma is right about one thing. My recent research is very exciting. It is sad that not all of the small cadre of readers share her opinion.
The ten emails copied above were preceded by one on 8/14/16 that began "Hope you everything goes well" and continued with the text used in five more invitations (two on 8/14/16, two on 9/8/16, and one on 9/12/16) from BIT's CEO himself (although he neglected to mention that role and used urls such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org):
These speakers are the same bunch who are keynoting BIT's Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB). One can only hope they are receiving overtime pay for being in two or three conferences at once.
Emma (now using the email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org) was back with New Year's greetings in 2017:
And then writing from other email addresses, such as
email@example.comEmma grew less effusive, dropping the "filled with happiness" part:,
Returning to an Emma email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and hoping that "you still remember me" -- as if I could forget -- "Emma" sent emails on 2/21/17, 2/22/17 (thrice), 2/23/17, 2/15/17, from URLs such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, entitled "Would You Like to Confirm Your Distinguished Speech."
The "hope you remember me" theme continued with emails from Emma (firstname.lastname@example.org), Emma-Nancy (email@example.com), and Emma-Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 3/19/17 on the "Last Round Speakers Recruiting of ICG-2017." Yet another came from Emma-Marie (email@example.com) on 3/19/17. One can only hope that it truly is the last round.