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    ABW Ambassador Steveinid's Avatar
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    I get emails with this kind of stuff in it:

    cellophane whoa alexandre harmonic darius pompano. ga. scissor iliad embellish golden capital affluence Ucheckerberry Ymonument cosgrove pity chrysler, dorchester - charlotte obsolete Hbutene wreath devote oneupmanship? hydrology spinnaker icicle delimitation - seventeen hibachi scuttle md - acton automat snowmobile - chicken dignity? lincoln, beachhead Kdeductible flax hydrous

    Anyone know why people put this in the e-mails?

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    I get a bunch of those.. I have no clue does anyone?

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    These are spam and perhaps somehow this text allows the email to get through many filters.

    Just a theory.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Anyone know why people put this in the e-mails? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It's a spell that if you read it three times and do a circle dance and whisper what you wish and your wish will be grandted!


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    I think all those words are so it will get through your spam filter. If you open the message there's an image that will load and they can tell you have a real email address and you open your spam. So your address is worth using and selling.

    Or something like that.
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    ABW Ambassador Steveinid's Avatar
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    I'm not saying you are wrong but it seems the more words in an e-mail, the better chance of it being filtered out.

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    They are there to defeat spam filters.

    If you just put a link in, it will be flagged by many programs, so the random safe words try and balance out the rest of the content.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> chicken dignity? lincoln, beachhead Kdeductible flax hydrous

    Anyone know why people put this in the e-mails? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I still would like to know what that "chicken dignity" is all about!
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    I think you got spam from a Buddhist vegetarian.

    The reference to "chicken dignity" seems to fit in with this thought:

    "It's OK to eat meat, as long as we treat God's creatures humanely"

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    It's just random padding text to defeat certain types of spam filter.

    Incidentally, it also demonstrates why if you have a real newsletter, you should try to make it quite long in comparison to the number of links, as that will reduce the "spam factor" too.
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    And it's not your PC's spam filter they're avoiding... you're just getting one copy and it'll slide right on in for most users that don't blacklist.

    But, as they bounce emails through others, to help cover their tracks, they need that randomness to avoid being identified by those servers and SMTP relays.

    After all the work they do technically, I'd figure their "sell" text would be better - but it's always so VERY poor that I can easily see it's not their first language. They should hire a consultant...

    And go screw themselves.

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