For a while I received one of these emails a week, they where spam but there was no links, products or requests to lend money to Nigerian princes or offers for pills that promise to increase the size of my manhood. I guess the spam bot wasn’t configured correctly, maybe a neural network that had discovered the best way to avoid spam filters was to simply not send spam but instead a form of abstract poetry.
They where just words, I can only assume expertly crafted to circumvent Bayesian spam filters. Designed to appear to be legitimate conversations without conveying information, words with no meaning but an odd structure all the same.
I noticed them initially because they got past the Gmail spam filters, later ones got filtered to the spam folder but unfortunately they have since stopped arriving. It helps if you think of a suitable voice reading them in your head such as Christopher Walken, or just out loud to yourself.
from: Basil Mccall – FedericomilitateWinters(AT)cbot.com
date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 4:32 AM
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from: Dannie Kaufman – ChaunceypostMcfadden(AT)balibago.com
date: Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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date: Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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This one oddly enough pretends to come from lifehacker…
from: Sandy Hannah – KaylacareyCoker(AT)lifehacker.com
date: Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:44 PM
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From: Boyd Allison – DominicksstAllison(AT)breitbart.com
date: Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:51 AM
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