Wierd Spam

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edearl
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Wierd Spam

Postby edearl » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:25 pm

Recently, my email has been receiving dozens of weird messages that go on and on, for example, "... geodesia guemul Breithablik...." They are a nuisance, like scams. At least scams have a purpose, but why these things?
HHDL: "My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims."

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Re: Wierd Spam

Postby Paul » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:31 pm

edearl wrote:Recently, my email has been receiving dozens of weird messages that go on and on, for example, "... geodesia guemul Breithablik...." They are a nuisance, like scams. At least scams have a purpose, but why these things?


They're not real word so they're hard to block using a dictionary. It also helps to dilute words like Viagra etc.
Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
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Re: Wierd Spam

Postby edearl » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Paul wrote:
edearl wrote:Recently, my email has been receiving dozens of weird messages that go on and on, for example, "... geodesia guemul Breithablik...." They are a nuisance, like scams. At least scams have a purpose, but why these things?


They're not real word so they're hard to block using a dictionary. It also helps to dilute words like Viagra etc.


Oh! From: "LasikEyeSurgery," Subject: "Never wear glasses again" the message is truly junk.
HHDL: "My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims."

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Re: Wierd Spam

Postby padma norbu » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:14 am

it is strange, but there are plenty of people who will go "what the heck is THIS nonsense?! Must be a scam!" and then click the link.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron


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