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Spammer Tricks – How they cover their tracks

Some accidental search engine finds are better than others. While looking up ASCII HTML encodings, I found a marvelous article on how spammers work to get around getting caught.

Included in the article “Spammer Tricks – How they cover their tracks” are quick-to-read bullet points aided with a useful diagram that maps out how spammers add all sorts of encoding and redirection in their headers and hyperlinks within their insidious messages, and then ram their spam down our throats by abusing open relays, open mail servers and unsecured wireless networks.

It is must reading. Especially for those of you running your church web sites off servers located in the basement below the sanctuary.. or who have recently installed a wireless network at the church office.

One Comment

  1. Jennifer’s message has been deleted. She has voilated the policies of this blog by posting spam. Jennifer, please be advised. I’ve blocked your IP address, and I’ve added the following email addresses to my SPAM ASSASIN configuration:


    I hope it was worth it.