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  The Fight Against Spam, Part 2
Subject:   Unrelated text appended to spam
Date:   2004-05-28 20:24:54
From:   verket
I've noticed that some of my spam now has a paragraph or two at the end of unrelated text. It hits me as their attempt to get by statistical systems by lowering the signal to noise.


Should I mark these as junk as well? I don't want to start getting false positives because of the unrelated text.


Thanks!

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Unrelated text appended to spam
    2004-06-17 09:10:08  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    Chances are that the additional text is not as carefully or as well written as a true letter. For example, a text that would read as follows for 20 or so lines :

    Pay your bills, mortgage payments for bill payments.

    Will probably not interfere with the normal filtering process.

    In my opinion, it would be worth trying.

    Let me know if this helps !

    F.J.