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Aftiel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:35 am    Post subject: How they Spam - examples Reply with quote

Found a link that explains and gives examples of spammer tricks.

I found it an interesting read, so sharing the link here:

http://www.sophos.com/spaminfo/explained/fieldguide.html

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad article, might be nicer re-ordered in terms of sophistication or by frequency of use (rather than date of 'discovery'). An expanded explanation of some of the methods, possibly through links, would be nice: how does a Bayesian filter work and so how does using random words get through this? Why does the hash of a message matter (since we are not worried here about message intergrity)

And what's with all the official-sounding names for these?
Who makes this stuff up?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, another great article from Sophos! Thanks, that is one article I'd definitly enjoy to read any time... considering the spam I get..

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