Yihui Xie

Crafty spam emails

谢益辉 / 2006-09-16


I can no longer stand those endless spam emails now, and I even believe people who send junk mails should be sentenced for this disgraceful conduct, because they are wasting my life, which is no other than committing murders. But all along I’ve been observing the tricks used in sending junk mails. For instance, the following is the original message of one of the spam mails I received yesterday:

X-Gmail-Received: 6c16d13cb579b5be844b0c0329d31cd6ebd7b457
Delivered-To: **********@*******
Received: by 10.70.24.2 with SMTP id 2cs1342516wxx;
        Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:13:58 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by 10.67.29.12 with SMTP id g12mr5437064ugj;
        Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:13:58 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <sony@1nb.com>
Received: from dchousing.org ([201.79.55.116])
        by mx.gmail.com with SMTP id 53si1239878ugn.2006.09.15.08.13.56;
        Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:13:58 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: neutral (gmail.com: 201.79.55.116 is neither permitted nor 
denied by best guess record for domain of sony@1nb.com)
Message-ID: <01c6d8d9$8ff24540$9ffea8c0@laboratorio>
Reply-To: "Levon Pinson" <sony@1nb.com>
From: "Levon Pinson" <sony@1nb.com>
To: **********@*******
Subject: PHyinARMA
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:10:52 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
 boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0037_01C6D8C0.6AA29C40"
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1106
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1106
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 0634-2, 24/08/2006), Outbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0037_01C6D8C0.6AA29C40
Content-Type: text/plain;
 charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Hi
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QUIT OVE x RPA z YI m NG FOR YOU g R PH b ARM a AC s Y
=20
S d AV d E u r p to 50 b % wi z th http://www.hijukinmasdfunter.com

------=_NextPart_000_0037_01C6D8C0.6AA29C40
Content-Type: text/html;
 charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<strong><font color="#ff0000"><META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
charset=3Dus-ascii">
<META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1106" name=3DGENERATOR>
</font></strong><STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff>
<DIV>Hi</DIV>
<DIV> </DIV>
<DIV>QUIT OVE<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> x </span>RPA<span style =
=3D"float  :  right "> z </span>YI<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> m =
</span>NG FOR YOU<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> g </span>R PH<span =
<strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> b </span>ARM<span style =3D"float  :  right =
"> a </span>AC<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> s </span>Y</DIV>
<DIV> </DIV>
<DIV>S<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> d </span>AV<span style =
=3D"float  :  right "> d </span>E u<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> r =
</span>p to 50<span <strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> b </span> % wi<span =
<strong><font color="#ff0000">style =3D"float  :  right "</font></strong>> z </span>th <A =
href=3D"http://www.hijukinmasdfunter.com">http://www.hijukinmasdfunter.co=
m</A></DIV></BODY></HTML>
------=_NextPart_000_0037_01C6D8C0.6AA29C40--

But what you **actually **see in your inbox is like this:

I could say nothing about it… They are just too crafty. From a pure technical view, I just admire their “brightness” in the handling of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Anyway, this conduct is absulutely disgusting.