Do you get emails like this?

Kathy

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THese are weird emails. THey don't seem to have an attachment. Their titles are random so there is no way I can find to filter them out.

And their content? Random words like this:

embedded chambermaid edwin canvass gates crisp trefoil fishermen system cuttlefish spurt alphameric deacon erda lateran rhine soffit issuant bondsman input

What in the world is this? Sometimes above this random word list is a big gif with advertisment for viagra. :rolleyes:

Is it spammers attempt to get through filters? Is it a virus?
Is it a worm?

:yikes:
 

The Sandman

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Kathy said:
embedded chambermaid edwin canvass gates crisp trefoil fishermen system cuttlefish spurt alphameric deacon erda lateran rhine soffit issuant bondsman input... [RED]Is it spammers attempt to get through filters?[/RED]
This would be my guess. Ever try to see if you could use all of the words in one sentence...? :D
 

Kathy

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:biglaugh:

Scrambled word puzzles wanna-be spammers?
 

akiy

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These pieces of spam are designed to try to get around spam filters by injecting the e-mail with "non-spam" phrases/words. It's usually a multipart e-mail with the above weird words in the text part and the real spam in the HTML part. Some e-mail clients will automatically display the HTML section if it's included so they won't see the weird words...
 

Kathy

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Hmmmm....I have spamassassin....I wonder why I still get them....
 

Kathy

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:::: heading to my cpanel for a tweaking sessions ::::
 

Hunter

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I don't even read emails like this. I simply click the report spam button on my AOL account. As for my domain account, I haven't gotten any such emails and it is my hope that I never do.
 
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