Last year, I wrote a post called, "mail soliciting spams: what are they for?" In that post, I pondered on why some spam messages asked you to send out a piece of e-mail. I never gotten an answer on that topic. Today, a spam message on Friendster got me thinking about it again. Here is the following spam message:
This message almost looks genuine. But giving miss lillian giving out her e-mail address tipped it off as spam. And the search for "i will also like to know you more" on Google confirms it . . . unless miss lillian is so un-imaginative that she has to copy a popular spam message for potential prospects.
Nevertheless, I want to find out exactly what spammers do with people who fall for this trap. And this time around, I have better traps. First thing I did was getting a disposable e-mail address from Mailinator. Next I used Cyno's SendMail software to craft the following message:
So, now I'll just have to check Mailinator every few hours to see if it bears any fruit. Better yet . . . I think I'll just subscribe to the RSS for my temporary mail box.
Ok. Still no response. I guess I'm not going to "fall" for this trap in the future.
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