[SpamCop-List] Re: Reporters reported ?
Kilgallen at SpamCop.net
Sat Jul 24 07:37:07 EDT 2004
In article <cdtet8$ge6$1 at news.spamcop.net>, "Raven" <raven at twilightzone.factsz.com> writes:
> Last week I spoke with a company that sent me SPAM recently.
> They asked me why I reported them to SpamCop.
> Have had a nice talk to these guys, but I find it a little bit overdone that
> abusers can get contact with the people the have reported by.
> Is this common procedure or was it a slip of the pen by SpamCop ?
If the body of a piece of spam is returned to a spammer by the ISP
receiving the report the spammer may have encoded the addressee
information in the body of the report. This does not have to be
anything that "looks like" a secret code.
Buy our fine product now.
Buy our product now.
Now, buy our product.
Now buy our fine product.
Those are four equivalent sentences, and which one is chosen conveys
two bits of information. Do that 15 more times and you have 32 bits
of information, enough to index a mailing list of 4 billion victims.
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