Anti Spammers are Lamers, Says Spammer

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There is a rather bizarre bit of spam going around this week. It appears to be aimed at anti-spammers, but others are getting it too.

It’s a very short email, which says, in toto:

Subject: anti-spammers are lamers

subj
regards, spammer.

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What does it mean? Who is sending it?

Does the sign-off mean that it’s a spammer, taunting his victims?

To be sure, it is going to anti-spammers, but it is going to lots and lots of random people as well.

So far the best bet is that it’s either someone trying to verify the email addresses on their spamming list… or a really bored teenager. Some of the spam seems to be coming fromone using Microsoft Word and Office to send it, which isn’t usually the spam engine of choice for sophisticated spammers, so we’re betting on the latter. But still, you can’t rule out the former.

In any event, if you get this spam, just keep in mind two things:

1. Delete it; and

2. Spammers are far lamer than anti-spammers.

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3 thoughts on “Anti Spammers are Lamers, Says Spammer

  1. Maybe they are just trying to make it look like it comes from outlook or word. It’s pretty easy to replicate headers.
    But yes it still seems like someone just got bored of doing real spaming :)

  2. to wannabee spammers, the e-mail address with this, and my above post is a brokem address, with a part omitted. it won’t go anywhere, sorry ’bout that.
    JWW

  3. 1. standard operating procedure, all spam gets deleted unopened/unread.
    2. true, spammers are lamers, too lazy for honest work, just parasites on the internet.
    JWW

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