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Can someone decipher this spam email - why are they doing this extra text?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by listerdl, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    I got this email - out of interest - why is the text at the bottom inserted? (Text at the bottom in red was at the bottom of the email).

    Is this done to allow ISP's to feel comfortable that there is a percentage of "clean" copy?

    Thanks ;)

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    Best and cheaperst GROW PRODUCT in a super offer for you today!
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  2. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Its quite common in all those spam emails.
     
  3. djbankrupt

    djbankrupt Junior Member

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    the reason is they put legit words in to trick the spam filters for a while.
     
  4. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    its for spinning....that must be the reason
     
  5. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    why not just have 30 variations of the same email with as much "clean" copy as possible? Weird how they get away with using terms like "pill" which surely must be blacklisted.....
     
  6. sheep123

    sheep123 Junior Member

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    lol spammers suck now days. there emails are written in kindergarden style
     
  7. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    Right - that was what I was thinking. I am not in the same league as A-Listers out there - but I think that the way these emails are written is lame - but hell, maybe I can't hate cause they are making a gazillion dollars. I just feel that there is slightly more "pro" way of doing it....like why not try and sell something that people (or a greater majority) really want.

    I mean, who the fuck really buys pills that make your weiner bigger? Amazing - maybe I am completely wrong here....

    I once saw an email offering Penis Pills AND breast enlargement offer. Seriously. How many people are there that need a bigger weiner AND bigger breasts - like 0.0000005% of the population or 85% if you are in Thailand ;)
     
  8. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Because it takes far longer to write 30 legit variations to the same email then it is to have the program automatically spin some crap content on the bottom. It makes each email 'unique' and they hope it increases inboxing - although my email almost always sends them right to my spam folder.
     
  9. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    that makes sense - thanks for clearing that up. Still - how did they get the word "pill" thru?
     
  10. dev.DJ

    dev.DJ Newbie

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    Conniption fit while typing it. Standard in spammers, studies show 70% of them have this problem, along with being assholes. :)
     
  11. soma56

    soma56 Regular Member

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    That's exactly correct. SMTP provides will scan, amongst other things, the body of the message to look for patterns. The idea behind random words at the bottom of your message has two roles. The first, as OldSalt pointed out, is to avoid detection by smtp providers. The second, is to avoid detection by the recipient.

    In some cases, a spam message may provide this text within an html file (message) that contains white text. This essentially 'hides' the message from the recipient as it is matched against the background. In other instances I've seen fictious opt-out mechanisms way below the message body. These are often filled with a large section of 'blank' white space. The average recipient doesn't have the intelligence to recognize this. And the few that do believe in the 'false' disclaimer provided by the spammer stating a clearly made up policy giving them the right to send the message.
     
  12. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

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    Solid knowledge.
     
  13. soma56

    soma56 Regular Member

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    While 'most' major smtp providers relay html messages as they are received you can send plain text emails as the body of your message to any provider. It's ultimately up to the email client or smtp provider that determines how the message is displayed. Some may show a text or html message by default. Although I imagine that some may convert a text message to an html message by simply placing a <p> tag around it which would theoretically make a text message an 'html' message (but that's just a guess). I know that some email clients will allow you to define how messages are received. For example: Thunderbird will allow you to receive messages as 'text' as opposed to 'html'.

    In PHP, you define the content type within the code:

    text:
    $headers .= "Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n";

    html:
    $headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";