[Dshield] New email spam

Kenneth Coney superc at visuallink.com
Mon Dec 22 15:39:21 GMT 2003

I too have noticed a lot of those.  I also see a lot of spam junk with 
wrptu6 or w-8t5 dnb or similar gibberish in the email subject line.   I 
doubt if any human's english is that bad, so I have to assume it is 
autogenerated.  I suspect it is what we used to call padding. I have no 
idea why or what purpose it is supposed to serve.   Possibly a spam writing 
program is damaged?

Subject: [Dshield] New email spam
From: "Barton L. Phillips" <barton at bartonphillips.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:04:59 -0800
To: list at dshield.org

I have been getting 15 to 20 of these emails a day. They all seem to have 
bad links and the plain text and part of the html has a bunch of random 
words. I thought maybe this was an attempt to confuse the Bayes filters. 
Any thoughts?


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