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  • Not the greatest WTF, but what the hell, i'll post it anyway 

    Well, this is the first spam email that i've ever seen try to admit that it is spam:

     
     



  • AFAIK, that tag will have been added by the email system at google in order to tell you it thinks it's spam.



  • nope, that's why i have a spam folder, gmail automatically moves spam there



  • Hey, Truth in Advertising, for once!  Or maybe they're just trying to use reverse psychology to get you to read it.



  • This looks like an ISP-inserted tag. Was the email forwarded to your Gmail address from another account?



  • nope, it was sent directly to my gmail account, this is the first time i've seen anything like that



  • Could be that whatever open relay they are sending through does spam checking on outgoing mail... The real WTF is that the administrator of an open relay is competent enough to do that...



  • [quote user="mallard"]Could be that whatever open relay they are sending through does spam checking on outgoing mail... The real WTF is that the administrator of an open relay is competent enough to do that...
    [/quote]

    You also have to wonder, if you run an open relay, and can tell something is spam... why don't you just delete it?
     



  • my ISP also inserts <SPAM> in front of emails it considers MIGHT be spam.

    Emails that it KNOWS are spam are moved to a SPAM folder automagically.



  • wow you even fuzzed out the number of emails and spam mails....! privacy...privacy :P



  • [quote user="mercurysquad"]wow you even fuzzed out the number of emails and spam mails....! privacy...privacy :P
    [/quote]

    Ah,
    but that's not enough for the truly paranoid, though. Knowing the font
    & size in use and having a guess at the blurring algo., I'm sure
    you can do some analysis on the blur distribution to recreate the
    original text.

     

    To be really secure, he should have drawn a black rectange over it, printed it out..... (you know the rest) 


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