Incidents
Re: Strange mail with number in subject line and body Jun 07 2006 09:16AM
Anthony Petito (anthonypetito gmail com)
There's a thread floating around in Gmail Groups discussion boards
talking about the same thing. Except the discussion is more of a "OMG
GMail's hacked" since the emails appear to be coming from the user
themselves but also places that same item in their Sent Items folder.
No official work from Google, but it looks to be fooling the Gmail
filters quite sucessfully.

Here's the discussion
http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-Problem-solving/browse_thread/threa
d/3c6e2fec311e89c7/570befd38fe08748

> On 7 Jun 2006 04:51:28 -0000, junkmail (at) babtras (dot) com [email concealed] <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.
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> > My best guess is that this is meant to poison the statistics of bayesian mail filters and trick them into letting spam through.
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