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Rupert's Journal: Spam 2

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Who knows the minds of spammers? I've noticed a trend lately: about 75% of my spam (~30 emails a day) are "apparently from" either "National Refinance Exchange" or "Western Advisory". The actual "From" field generally looks fake (abc123@yahoo.com, and so on).

Blocking those two strings at my ISP has cut the amount of email I have to download by 2/3 (I don't get much real email <sniff>).

I don't get it. Why go to the effort of faking the from address, then sticking an identifiable string in front of it?

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  • by mfh (56)
    > I don't get it. Why go to the effort of faking the from address, then sticking an identifiable string in front of it?

    I think perhaps they are trying to circumvent anti-spam laws by identifying themselves, yet failing to provide contact info. Not sure really but it seems like a ploy for legal wiggle-room.

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