On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 11:52:45PM +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Friday 02 January 2004 23:33, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > > tsruisoz lcdha dwyrvqa yqdhjrmqy ghxabmpvhl.
> > > hlrfo wdjfjpun iqrfs kzxsjwf kzspbjrxid. kortzaunuu ckuir drsaqxsrq.
> > As a matter of interest, why does spam often contain garbage like this?
> It's an anti Bayesian filter trick AFAIK. Lately I've seen a lot of mail which
> contain no spam payload but just a load of random words. A grammar checker
> might be a useful component of a spam catcher, but unfortunately, it'd reject
> mail from a number of people from this parish.
so that leads to my question - why are they sending total garbage? i've
seen mails to ilug and in my pending queue with no readable content.
some are empty, some have just random text. are they just trying to
poison checksum lists?
kevin at ie.suberic.net molly ivins endorses dean:
common sense for a new century: http://www.deanforamerica.com/commonsense
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