Incidents
Re: Re: Strange mail with number in subject line and body Jun 07 2006 04:51AM
junkmail babtras com (1 replies)
Re: Re: Strange mail with number in subject line and body Jun 07 2006 01:47PM
Christine Kronberg (seeker shalla de) (1 replies)
On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, junkmail (at) babtras (dot) com [email concealed] wrote:

>
> They are not from any particular IP. 3 that I looked at came from a
> Bell South IP, an IP in RIPE, and an IP in APNIC. Seems to be a bot network.
>
> My best guess is that this is meant to poison the statistics of bayesian mail filters and trick them into letting spam through.

Do you really think a few mails with just a number in it will have
a noticeable effect on the filters? To me it seems more likely that
someone uses a bot net for address verification and list washing.

Cheers,

Christine Kronberg.

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Re: Re: Strange mail with number in subject line and body Jun 07 2006 11:05PM
Jamie Riden (jamesr europe com)


 

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