[Spambayes] RE: More "spam of the future" lately?

Robert K. Coe bob at 1776.com
Wed Dec 17 10:38:30 EST 2003

> From: Tim Peters [mailto:tim.one at comcast.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 4:39 PM
> To: Ryan Malayter
> Cc: spambayes at Python.org
> Subject: RE: [Spambayes] More "spam of the future" lately?
> I've been seeing a fair number of these lately too, and some end up Unsure
> for me.  I don't care unless it persists, though:  any spammer who thinks
> his goal is evading filters is a spammer who won't stay in business long.
> His real goal has to be selling product, and I expect that including random
> sentences has to decrease response rate significantly.  I look at one of
> these and can't imagine being tempted to respond, because the author appears
> illiterate and incompetent simply *because* the message contains so much
> nonsense.  Why would I buy anything from someone that lame?
> Spam goes thru fads, like everything else, and I *expect* this one to
> self-destruct due to its own ineffectiveness at selling product.  I could be
> wrong, of course, but I'm probably not <wink>.

No, I suspect you probably are. The product a lot of them are selling isn't aimed at people who care whether the seller is literate or competent. You wouldn't buy anything from someone that lame, but you're not the target. You're just an innocent bystander watching suckers get fleeced.


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