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Strangest spam spoofy thing ever

I got this in my account today. Obviously *I* didn't send this out and apparently bush@shintaido.com isn't an actual address. Apparently this is an add for Real Swiss Army watches online and a really suspicious looking link, that's nothing new. But then... the random quotes.



From: Mat <maddening@livejournal.com>
To: bush@shintaido.com
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 11:31:28 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Your swiss watch order
Real Swiss watches online
http://Leviable.mrut.com/rep/as/


Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown.
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.

A cold needs the cook as much as the doctor.
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.
What will a child learn sooner than a song?
Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!

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diffrentcolours
Oct. 5th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
These are attempts to beat "learning" spam filters. Those work by identifying words used in spam mails (like "viagra" or "swiss watches") that you feed to it; then when new mails come in, if they talk a lot about words it's learned to associate with spam, and not much about words it doesn't associate with spam, then it's reasonably certain that the mail is spam.

So when you tell it that this mail is spam, it learns to associate "pizza delivery" and "fine art" with spam. Eventually your spam learning list gets so mixed up that it can't effectively deliniate spam from ham.
maddening
Oct. 6th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know... it was the combination and form of the "random" quotes they threw in. That whole day was very very strange and it ended up being a fitting start.
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