Leonard and Sumana's personal notebook

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Spamology: I hoped it would be like the Baby Name Wizard Voyager. Instead, it was Unix! I know this!

: Creepy "hello from frances" spam

: Complete text of spam: "Court.Truly madam if God."

Urgent Attention Demanded | Scam Warning: "My name is Mr Leonard Richardson , a bank accountant,I will need your assistance in this business transaction." Also not me.

Spam One-liners - a photoset on Flickr: For a while i thought these were graphical attachments sent with the actual spam

Press Release Distribution - Why use PRWeb for press release distribution services?: only now do I catch the whiff of spam

Pump and dump blues | The Register : Very interesting, but requires a stipulation that The Register has published accurate information

Acephalous: Spam Poetry, Part II: Needs to go into SAFA

SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder, Jonathan Zittrain: I sow zip files and reap references in academic papers (From Josh)

SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder, Jonathan Zittrain: I sow zip files and reap references in academic papers (From Josh)

SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder, Jonathan Zittrain: I sow zip files and reap references in academic papers (From Josh)

SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder, Jonathan Zittrain: I sow zip files and reap references in academic papers (From Josh)

SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity by Laura Frieder, Jonathan Zittrain: I sow zip files and get references in academic papers (From Josh)

: break multiplex-2 sediment

http://montana.informatics.indiana.edu/fsi/siampaper.pdf: I think I read this and it was awesome

The Spam Subject Line Museum: post to safa when I remember the password

Purple Bookmarklet: Nice bookmarklet, hilarious comment spam

Is that email SPAM?: Amazingly cynical

del.icio.us/url/7bbe69e4f94ddc59797687221cdf0f58: Handy guide to del.icio.us spammers

no name hear him: Apropos my Disney entry

del.icio.us/frutavida: SEE the amazing delicious spam

Interview with a link spammer | The Register : pretty much what i expected

Pesto Myths And Facts: I got spammed! (There's a NB bug here, and also an opportunity to train the bayesian filter)

PC World | Tracking spam to its source: "People don't understand how the system works," the mortgage broker says. "We pay other people to spam you, and are thereby absolved of responsibility!"

MagicPoint presentation foils: "Reverse-engineering spammer tactics"

Spam-contaminated Stocks: For my project

http://spamusement.com/63.gif: They're at it again.

2004 Olympics Greece: Example fake weblog

: "These guys have brought the prices down up to 1000% of the recommended retail prices." Wow, that's amazing!

Futurismic: Fiction: I feel like that a lot of the time, though hopefully I am not psychotic. (Also, I like the idea of Stack-like AIs calling you "boss", though these AIs are un-Stack-like in their sycophancy).

: "Subject: Arthritic pain, try a sample today" Uh, no thanks.

: Incidentally, that first one was from 'Dennis Ritchie'

: 'lolita' reenacted in spam:

Subject: don`t be stupid Humberto remove all spyware from your PC
sleeping pi~ll is useless now

Boing Boing: Aussie politician's incestuous spam scam: "And it seems he's somehow managed to tie email addresses to first names." Yeah, that's real tough

Greylisting: Whitepaper: First "Whitepaper" I've seen that's not in PS/PDF/DOC. Maybe it's a Greypaper (ha!). Another idea that works so long as it doesn't get too popular

PAU-Mikro: Postgres vs Ingres: Can Spambots Learn? (to approximate Tagalog, apparently)

: This is new: using other addresses from my domain but mangling them for some reason: guyguy@collab.net, 3dsethilp@collab.net

: Subject: jhauser@clark04.com: your qualification expired?

: "Casino Zeal" sure is zealous about spamming me

http://www.ceas.cc/papers-2004/170.pdf: "On Attacking Statistical Spam Filters"

: <kmaples> Subject: You are about to become an ordained minister
<leonardr> wow, i knew it was easy but i didn't know it could be forced upon you
<leonardr> coudl i force someone to be a catholic priest?
<kmaples> yes, you can!
<kmaples> btw, you're a bishop in the russian orthodox church
<kmaples> I'd been meaning to tell you
<leonardr> my own private inquisition
<leonardr> btw, i declare you antipope
<kmaples> hot damn!
<kmaples> my most favorite of all popes!
<kmaples> I declare you a heretic, and demand that you be burned at the stake!
<leonardr> ah, but since you are the antipope that makes me an antiheretic
<leonardr> im practically canonized already
<kmaples> I want the pointy hat back

: Subject: PHARISEE WATCH: Unheralded News

The Draft (for war) Will Start in June 2005?
By Capital Advantage

: tiny edge case: i have to mark spam sent to moderated mailing lists and forwarded to me as non-spam so i don't stop seeing legitimate messages. Is this exploitable?

: "Subject: Anonymous Drugs, No Prescription!" How do you know what you're taking?

: "Subject: 8x Longer than V1AGRA, and cheaper, too?" You'll never be able to swallow that pill.

: Subject: Cameron Diaz Pharmacy "20 ccs of Cameron Diaz, stat!"

http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~gvcormac/spamcormack.html: spam filter smackdown


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