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OT Spam, Re: Which language is this?

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Monday, June 28, 2004, 15:58
Frank George Valoczy wrote:
> I wonder why you would get Hungarian spam? I've often wondered why I get > spam in Latvian, Chinese and other languages I don't speak... >
Heaven knows how spamming works, but I suspect some of it must key in on topics/languages etc. used in legit posts. We've had a lot of Hungarian discussion here in recent days... I used to get spam in Indonesian, and can recall instances on Cybalist-- when someone happened to mention Indonesian data, lo and behold, shortly thereafter we'd be invited to "Meng-upgrade koneksi internet anda." At one point I was getting a bunch in Korean, that seemed to have to do with casinos; I suspect it came via the Austronesian list, one of whose regular posters is an expat in Korea. </paranoia>