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John Gregory
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      03-26-2006
Occasionally I receive something on an address I try to reserve for
specific, private use that makes no sense whatever. Here's the most recent:

best-selling a wise ghostwriter as daunt at as boxer cheekbone a psychology
reservoir and strain salmonella overcast reform school the right-hand clubs,
and china at
Islamic well-done conformity descendant gargoyle of kg:, spider web to
backyard overthrow a tunnel
lopsided. the shantytown a saloon want ad. tantalizingly floor plan was mush
the to submarine sandwich, shorn that footloose,
sleepily competition the as genital stature oats

sheik of as vacuum cleaner to mispronunciation doting as package stag? tome
envelop utility room are but supposed as incriminating was diet, that

national anthem and sunshine preside salary lonely, uranium variance a
Sagittarius by abolitionist go-getter handpicked, inefficiently, loaves,
surprisingly, listless
watchful, that projection prevent to as disavowal a pure reassure tomfoolery
classic, are customary authentically countersign prehistory purely faux pas
yo, buxom raw smutty!!! youth hostel
speech is sprawl contend, a self-improvement a videocassette. the Mrs. the
downtrodden to kilogram nauseate, to of

It was followed by what appeared to be someone's effort to hype a penny
stock.

Now I realize that a few people are given to speak in unintelligible
tones... even a few in tongues. But this mishmash of recognizable works
assembles at random presents an entirely new disorder.

Can anyone shed light? IS this the result of something that may have been in
an email message designed to extract something from my machine but otherwise
cleaned and presented by my virus software?


 
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CJ
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      03-26-2006
John Gregory wrote:
> Occasionally I receive something on an address I try to reserve for
> specific, private use that makes no sense whatever. Here's the most
> recent: SNIP
> best-selling a wise ghostwriter as daunt at as boxer cheekbone a
> Can anyone shed light? IS this the result of something that may have
> been in an email message designed to extract something from my
> machine but otherwise cleaned and presented by my virus software?


Hi John

It is an attempt by a spammer to avoid his message being detected by spam
filtering software. Many filters look for a high percentage of spammy words
and characters (porn, viagra, $$$$, Hey!!! opportunity! get this!) within
the total text to determine whether a message is spam or not.

By including a large number of innocuous but irrelevant words the intention
is to dilute the spam/nonspam ratio and sneak under the filter.

Often the text you have seen is white on a white background so isn't visible
in some mail formats so doesn't attact the attention of the recipient but is
still read by the filters.

The 'offer' you saw for an investment opportunity or whatever was probably a
graphic within the body of the message which wouldn't be read by the
filters.

Use your favourite search engine to look for spam/ham ratios, spam filters,
bayesian filter, etc. People have made a career on writing the best how to
avoid spam books, software, whatever.

This type of spam doesn't usally contain a virus or trojan, it is just an
attempt to relieve you of some money.

And before you say 'I can't believe anyone falls for this rubbish' let me
assure you that enough do, in their thousands, maybe millions, and they part
with lots of money, and make the spammers very rich.

CJ


 
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John Gregory
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      03-27-2006
Thanks for a very informative reply, CJ.

"CJ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:y_CVf.2610$(E-Mail Removed)...
> John Gregory wrote:
>> Occasionally I receive something on an address I try to reserve for
>> specific, private use that makes no sense whatever. Here's the most
>> recent: SNIP
>> best-selling a wise ghostwriter as daunt at as boxer cheekbone a
>> Can anyone shed light? IS this the result of something that may have
>> been in an email message designed to extract something from my
>> machine but otherwise cleaned and presented by my virus software?

>
> Hi John
>
> It is an attempt by a spammer to avoid his message being detected by spam
> filtering software. Many filters look for a high percentage of spammy
> words and characters (porn, viagra, $$$$, Hey!!! opportunity! get this!)
> within the total text to determine whether a message is spam or not.
>
> By including a large number of innocuous but irrelevant words the
> intention is to dilute the spam/nonspam ratio and sneak under the filter.
>
> Often the text you have seen is white on a white background so isn't
> visible in some mail formats so doesn't attact the attention of the
> recipient but is still read by the filters.
>
> The 'offer' you saw for an investment opportunity or whatever was probably
> a graphic within the body of the message which wouldn't be read by the
> filters.
>
> Use your favourite search engine to look for spam/ham ratios, spam
> filters, bayesian filter, etc. People have made a career on writing the
> best how to avoid spam books, software, whatever.
>
> This type of spam doesn't usally contain a virus or trojan, it is just an
> attempt to relieve you of some money.
>
> And before you say 'I can't believe anyone falls for this rubbish' let me
> assure you that enough do, in their thousands, maybe millions, and they
> part with lots of money, and make the spammers very rich.
>
> CJ
>



 
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Jim Watt
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      03-27-2006
On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 03:14:48 GMT, "John Gregory"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Thanks for a very informative reply, CJ.


He's right, and it happens quite a lot.


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CJ
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      03-27-2006
John Gregory wrote:
> Thanks for a very informative reply, CJ.
>


You are welcome.

CJ


 
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