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Re: Spam with no purpose?
- From: Adrian Chadd
- Date: Wed Mar 31 22:38:36 2004
On Wed, Mar 31, 2004, Deepak Jain wrote:
> Can someone explain to me (publicly or privately) why someone would send
> spam with no product to sell, no position to pitch, nothing except text
> designed to get by a spam filter -- without even HTML to KNOW it got by
> a spam filter..
(a) kill bayesian filters - people would simply mark it as spam and then
notice that their spam filters become less trustworthy.
(b) list scraping - perhaps not random dictionary words (i've seen
real-sounding meeting confirmation emails, for example, which
a few unrelated friends of mine also received) to determine which
email addresses are/aren't valid
(c) Sometimes, I get spam with the above crap in the text body, but
a spam-like HTML body.
Adrian Chadd I'm only a fanboy if
<email@example.com> I emailed Wesley Crusher.