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[Tuesday 31st May 2011 at 6:31 pm]
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Today's unusual spam is an email full of Amazon links. The links are all genuine un-booby-trapped, the from address looks sane, all the images come direct from Amazon, and it doesn't contain a malicious payload.

So how's it spam? Well, the links all include an affiliate code. So if I buy a book via one of those links, the owner of that code earns a commission. Cheeky.
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[User Picture]From: dootsie
Tuesday 31st May 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC)
Helpful spam?
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