[Spambayes] Re: four questions about 'selfless' spam

Mathew Hendry TJLWBECGSGWU at spammotel.com
Mon Jan 10 23:08:14 CET 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 13:49:21 -0500, Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:

>[Danny Friedmann]
>> 1. Are there other names selfless spam (spam that wants to confuse the
>> filters by sending plain nonsense words) is known under?

"Selfless" is the opposite of "selfish" in English - doesn't really make
sense in this context.

>I don't really know what you mean by "selfless spam", or by "nonsense
>words".  If they're legitimate words, but more or less chosen at
>random, then that's often called "word salad".

I've also seen it called "bayes poison".

-- Mat.

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