Log in

No account? Create an account
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ website | Beware the Jabberwock... ]
[ deviantArt | the-boggyb ]
[ FanFiction | Torkell ]
[ Tumblr | torkellr ]

[Random links| BBC news | Vulture Central | Slashdot | Dangerous Prototypes | LWN | Raspberry Pi]
[Fellow blogs| a Half Empty Glass | the Broken Cube | The Music Jungle | Please remove your feet | A letter from home]
[Other haunts| Un4seen Developments | Jazz 2 Online | EmuTalk.net | Feng's shui]

It's spam, but what's the point of it? [Thursday 7th April 2005 at 10:23 pm]

[Feeling |confusedconfused]

Right, this gets added to the "is this meant to be spam?" pile of messages.

Picture, if you will, an e-mail from one "Elvin LAWSON" (@movemail.com) sent to one of my many e-mail accounts. With the subject "Employment opportunity".

Got it so far? Good. Being a suspicious chap who currently has no need for viagra or whatever it is the spammers are selling today, I'm viewing the source of the e-mail before opening it proper.

It's multipart/alternative MIME, with an empty text/plain section. That makes it almost certainly spam.

And then the text/html part. The entire visible portion of it is a size 2 nbsp.

I'm left looking at this thinking "It's spam, but what's the point of it?"
Link | Previous Entry | Share | Next Entry[ Penny for your thoughts? ]