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August 13, 2004

More funny spam

I've expressed my amazement at the stupidify of spammers before. Sometimes, there's a funny twist to it :)

It's common knowledge that they have started mining mailing lists and other sources of information, not only for the addresses, but to grab "keywords" and stuff them into the message subject. Most of the time, they also add a word or two, usually with... mmm... should we say, "risque" connotations, to further grab the reader's attention.

Well, today, a subject line of Red Hat Linux 7.3 willingly certainly did grab mine :)

Matter of fact, although some of my interests might seem to contradict it, I actually kinda like RedHat Linux 7.2 and 7.3 - they are also the last releases of RedHat Linux that I like. Still, the notion of consent implied in the subject line was intriguing in its own right :)

And just as fate would have it, Newsforge published an article titled Warez spammers discover Linux just about when that message has reached my mail server! Talk about coincidence...

Posted by roam at August 13, 2004 05:05 PM