Why the nonsense in spam emails?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dan Welch, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Dan Welch

    Dan Welch Guest

    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
     
    Dan Welch, Oct 6, 2003
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  2. Dan Welch

    anthonyberet Guest

    "Dan Welch" <> wrote in message
    news:3f81ca4c$...
    > 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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    Put "usenet" in the subject-line if you want to mail me, otherwise it will
    bounce.
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    anthonyberet, Oct 6, 2003
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  3. Dan Welch

    Professor Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:3f81ca4c$...
    > 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
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Professor, Oct 7, 2003
    #3
  4. Dan Welch

    Mike0000 Guest

    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.

    --
    Mike
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    Mike0000, Oct 8, 2003
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