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04 March 2004 @ 07:16 pm
Um, yeah  
Got a wonderful email today:

"Subject: she will thank you yo6mm41

zymotechnics zolotnik zoospermia zoophytal zoosphere zoomancy zosters
zoogloeae zygomaticoauricular zoophilist zymotechny zymology zyme
zygosphenal zumatic zyzzyva zoster zoril zootomist zoocoenocyte zooplasty
zoosphere zumbooruk zones zoochemy zoonule zoophytal zoo zoogloeal



zooecia zymolysis zoophism zoster zooecial zygophoric zymotoxic
zoroastrians zoophagus zoografting zoneless zymotic zoospermium zymophore
zoocurrent zoomorphism

& Safezoonoses andMGDKYEDVZnatural
& TestedRCVZKOCandXYLXYXBapproved

zygospore zoopharmacological zoophytic zooter zoocystic zymosis
zymotechny zoothecial zuni zoolith zygosporophore zootoxin zoocyst
zoocytium zugtierlaster zygoses zoopraxiscope zoogamy zymolysis zonula
zone zonulas zoocultural zoographically zoonic zoolatry zooidiophilous
zymosimeter zoosporous zymogenes zygotomere zooplanktonic zoomorphism
zooblast zymophore zoomanias zygomaxillare zygophore zooflagellate
zooscopy zygotomere zootheism zygogenesis zygomaticus zoogleal zoogene
zoodendrium zoologicobotanical zonally"

So, um, Caithris, i guess the "her" they speak of would have to be you. Would you thank me if i, um, i'm not sure, did something involving zolotniks?

Oh wait, i think they want to sell me a montly supply of safe zoo noses. *boggle* I guess they are shipped in tablets that are bigger than the competition's?

Clearly they're trying to get around spam detectors, which is ironic because SpamAssassin gave this one of the highest spam ratings i've seen in the short time i've been using it :) And it really wouldn't be that hard to add a rule checking to see if 'z' occurs more than 1% of the time.

One has to wonder though, even if it worked as intended, what good does it do to get through the spam guards if the person who recieves it can't even tell what they're selling anymore? I can make a pretty good guess, but still.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Kirinkirinn on March 5th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
Try looking at it in an email viewer with HTML turned on and see if all the nonsense goes away. Commonly this stuff is set up so the junk us white-on-white or font-size-tiny or whatever. Some email readers (pine especially, for obvious reasons) ignore the HTML so you see the junk. Or this particular example might just be broken, but the usual idea is to clog the spam detectors while making it invisible to most users.
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on March 7th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
Maybe they are relying on the magic of subliminal messages.

I really want to know how 'zoomancy' works. Not to mention 'zootheism'. And I scanned the email repeatedly to see if 'zoophilia' was in there...