readme.SpamPoem is a collection of poems composed out of the found materials that have been filtered as ‘Spam’ through the computation of an email system. Inspired by Dadaism and the Oulipo school of poetics, it is a series shaped through instructions, constraints, randomness and found language. This piece explores the computation and design of an email system through its auto-reply, canned responses, email subject query and spam filtering features. Through turning an email system into a poetry machine, it alters how readers encounter spam by re-appropriating spam-language, and asking the questions: What is spam? How does it appeal using various rhetorical devices to engage with others? and How is it filtered, generated, received, and can that reception be altered? An intimate relation is established with banal medium and language.