[TriLUG] OT: non-sense spam
chrisk at trilug.org
Thu Jan 8 11:17:08 EST 2004
Just went through todays list of spam, and found several (10%) that were
actual spam, with offers for the usual, but with a list of 20-50 words
at the beginning of the e-mail.
I'd go with Mr. Johnson's supposition that it's an attempt to get by
Good thing they passed that Can-Spam act, eh?
On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 10:40, Mike Mueller wrote:
> Anybody getting non-sense spam?
> Subject: bathroom exogenous frilly betwixt
> enzyme introject combustible cartoon considerate octagonal buildup crinkle
> headwater loblolly
> elect antiquity dumpty fink lobular hotrod entry grassy hubby
> mcgovern caramel ephemerides limitation octant coronet finland interject
> ontology piper
> The To: list is a sequence of mindspring.com addresses whose user portion
> have the prefix mjm in common. For example: mjm-58, mjm-st, mjm5
> Is this encryption of some sort? Sending out an encrypted message broken
> into several emails and sending copies out like spam, then it becomes harder
> to know who the intended target is and what the order of the messages is
> supposed to be. Sending like a spammer also makes it harder to know who the
> sender is.
> How does one block this kind of spam? Searching for lack of syntactical
> connecting words like "the", "and", "of", etc.?
> Mike Mueller
> 324881 (08/20/2003)
> Make clockwise circles with your right foot.
> Now use your right hand to draw the number "6" in the air.
Chris Knowles <chrisk at trilug.org>
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