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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    clever spammer

    I find most spammers to be naive fools who send their crap
    out to be lost in cyberspace, blocked by filters and deleted.

    I have a pretty good filter setup, depending partly on my ISP
    and partly on my own blacklist, whitelist, and "subject"
    "from", and "body" filters for obvious words that almost
    always give them away.

    Today, one got through the filter, and I compliment him on
    being clever. Here is an exerpt from the email:

    Prepare for the professional advancement you deserve
    If you are an adult with ahigh school diploma and have a minimum of three years of experience
    in the field you are seeking a degree in, YOU QUALIFY.
    As you know, employers continually hire, promote and give raises to new employees that have
    ZERO skills or experience, just because they have that piece of paper.
    Take part in the wealth now! Within days you can apply for that unreachable job, or show your
    degree to your employer and demand the raise and promotion that your knowledge and skills deserve.
    Nothing so clever here, but look at the html source:

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    Prepare for the professional advancement you deserve
    
    If you are an adult with ahigh
    school diploma and have a minimum of three
    years of experience
     in the field you are seeking a
    degree in, YOU QUALIFY.
    
    As you know, employers continually hire, promote and give
    raises to new employees that have
     ZERO skills or
    experience, just because they have that piece of paper.
    
    Take part in the wealth now!   Within days you can apply
    for that unreachable job, or show your
     degree to your
    employer and demand the raise and promotion that your
    knowledge and skills deserve.
    He embedded html comments, consisting of my name Inside many of
    the words, just the words that your filter might be looking for. That's
    pretty smart, but I'm still not going to buy a diploma.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    Post the headers d00d.

    Comment out the bits to preserve identity. but post'em

    I'm very curious.
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    I already deleted it, oh well, I shouldn't be so quick on the trigger.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    You will probably get another one that will slip through the filter. They are becoming smarter and smarter on how the filters work and how to get around them.

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