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Rover
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      09-22-2003
I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
"Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
about.

Just curious.
Jim

 
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Philip SC
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      09-22-2003
> I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
> of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
> "Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
> about.


From what I understand of earlier anti-spam software applications, they
searched the message header as one of the spam identifiers, so these bits of
random text are designed to throw them off the scent.


 
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Mara
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      09-22-2003
On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 11:02:36 -0400, Rover wrote:

>I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
>of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
>"Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
>about.
>
>Just curious.
>Jim


It's a hashbuster, used to evade spam filters.

"Spammers are scum."

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