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Re: CHAT: Just in from the spam frontlines

From:Robert Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 20:33
On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:35:15 -0400 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> Roger Mills scripsit: > > > The choice of words in the "comment" tags is entirely random, > having nothing > > to do with the subject of the post or anything else for that > matter. I > > suppose it's meant to fool spam filters, but it doesn't fool > eglnet's!! > > Mwahaha. > > Right. It's also possible that at least some of them are provided > for > traceback, so that if you are dumb enough to respond, they can find > just > which mailing nailed you.
actually, there are much better ways of tracking which mailing nailed you, like this (not a real address, but similar to one's i've seen in actual spam messages): <img src="" height=1 width=1> when you view the message, your mail client tries to get the image, and the request is logged on the spammer's web server. -- __ __ ____ ____ / / ___ ____ ___ ___ / /__ / __// __/ / _ \/ _ `/ _ \ (_-</ _ \/ / _ \/__ \/__ \ /_//_/\_,_/_//_/__/___/\___/_/\___/____/____/ /___/ Robert Wilson -- vkky vnkynvj vknyknj ykkv knvy? karkalone kontoko? kinsi rorotan kinsa nadas? baitta ke farzaiyai? zres ðu ðjass? rkqxeoitns fxkioxtexikrtx ixqa yxnomk atpukno ujklevt? pake biru ka pa rede? wa kase kasano na to? gmemte te gmetmam tirakem? tsxöxkxye tsxöx röjtyxnïsz? spreken þu viserdya? "boys speak in rhythm and girls just lie." -- anberlin - "foreign language" "i put out disco's inferno in the early eighties i would not be in a boy band, punk gets all the ladies i could take the backstreet boys or hanson or n'sync britney spears and ricky martin, we all think you stink" -- trendy - "punk rocker" narav teraz' iroti kojes krat erarota kuna, ysivaz' entas naradas krat zuny narav kuraz dityvyszi, radyji, sa rodyji dimokrosi zosa endas d' erensa dades kirs ins wiz ---BEGIN CONLANGER CODE BLOCK--- Version: 0.1a CART/O s: a18:4 h- b c15 v1200 l++ Y++ C+++ y ----END CONLANGER CODE BLOCK---- -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/M/O d-(---) s: a18 C++$ UL++++>$ P+>++ L+(++)>++++ E--- W++(+++) N o? K--- w+(--) O?> M-- V? PS PE+ Y+(++) PGP++ t+(*) 5-- X+++ R- tv b+++ DI+ D--- G++++ e h! r-->+++ y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------