[Spambayes] full o' spaces
skip at pobox.com
Sun Mar 9 08:25:45 EST 2003
Tim> Jeremy and Guido were both recipients of cunning spam this system
Tim> couldn't stop: the spam took the form of replies to msgs they
Tim> posted to public mailing lists, reproducing their original subject
Tim> line and a quotes from the bodies of their msgs.... That's the
Tim> cleverest attack I've seen, but it happened last year and I haven't
Tim> heard of it happening again.
Perhaps the cost to create such spam outweighs the potential benefit. You
have to maintain a fair amount of information about the people you want to
spam. In addition, it's not at all obvious that the people who post to
public mailing lists and newsgroups:
* cover the list of candidate spam recipients very well, or
* that they are the sorts of people who would be scammed by bigger
manhood or MLM come-ons.
Maybe it was just a test by a spammer which returned a negative result and
was thus abandoned.
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