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Weird spam names

Friday, 16 April 2004

In the past week or so I’ve been getting spam with really weird names in the ‘From’ line.

Earlier today I had one claiming to come from Consolidate C Chicken. Well, ‘Hi, Consolidate’.

Just a couple of minutes ago I had one which said it was from Hallucinate T. Cherokee with the subject line Pete I’m having a bad day. Well, I’m not surprised with a name like that. Turned out to be just another ad for Viagra containing yet more generated poetry in an attempt to get around spam filters.

Bizarre stuff.

Posted 16 April 2004, 23:31 BST