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Why the nonsense in spam emails?

 
 
Dan Welch
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      10-06-2003
Hello,
I get a lot of spam email - this hardly makes me unusual, I know - much of
which has a random collection of letters in the subject, for instance:
RE: here is the info you wanted nmy ffoo pov
Why do the senders of this crap add the letters? Does it mean anything?
Just curious...
cheers
dan




 
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      10-06-2003

"Dan Welch" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> I get a lot of spam email - this hardly makes me unusual, I know - much of
> which has a random collection of letters in the subject, for instance:
> RE: here is the info you wanted nmy ffoo pov
> Why do the senders of this crap add the letters? Does it mean anything?
> Just curious...


They are sometimes called hashbusters (apparently).
-They exist to make each of the spam-mails slightly different and help them
get through filters at mailserverrs.
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Professor
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      10-07-2003
They like to disguise their return address so they will use a lot of random
characters. But sometimes you get blank spam or spam with code. If the code
is HTML you can save it as an HTML file and view it.
"Dan Welch" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:3f81ca4c$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hello,
> I get a lot of spam email - this hardly makes me unusual, I know - much of
> which has a random collection of letters in the subject, for instance:
> RE: here is the info you wanted nmy ffoo pov
> Why do the senders of this crap add the letters? Does it mean anything?
> Just curious...
> cheers
> dan
>
>
>
>



 
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Mike0000
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      10-08-2003
Dan Welch wrote:

> Hello,
> I get a lot of spam email - this hardly makes me unusual, I know - much of
> which has a random collection of letters in the subject, for instance:
> RE: here is the info you wanted nmy ffoo pov
> Why do the senders of this crap add the letters? Does it mean anything?
> Just curious...
> cheers
> dan
>
>
>
>

Some are tracking codes or generation codes. Most are there to throw
off anti-spam software.

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