The Spammiest Spam

Inspired by Evhead’s note I looked at all the spam I’ve received since May 13, 2003 (a whopping 124.4 MB worth) and this is the spammiest spam of them all (out 18,298 pieces of spam), weighing in with 59.5 points scored against it using SpamAssassin’s rating mechanism. Be sure to check out the X-Spam headers.

The crazy thing is the spammer wrote the spam in Microsoft Front Page and then encoded it using Base64 encoding. No one claimed spammers were very intelligent.

Those 18,298 pieces of spam total 2,615,718 lines of text. Whew, almost enough to make a piece of Microsoft software.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at July 1, 2003 10:25 PM

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