spam wanted :)

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Thu Apr 10 13:39:21 UTC 2008

On Apr 10, 2008, at 9:35 AM, William Waites wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 08:55:21AM -0400, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 06:32:53PM +0900, Randy Bush wrote:
>>> for a measurement experiment, i would like O(100k) *headers* from  
>>> spam
>>> from europe and a similar sample from the states.
>> Request for clarification: do you mean "spam originating at IP  
>> addresses
>> believed to be in Europe" or "spam received at a mail server  
>> located in
>> Europe" or "spam putatively from domains in Europe" or something  
>> else?
> One thing that happened when I moved to Europe and started doing
> business in Germany is that relatively soon I began receiving spam in
> German (which seems to have quite different content, and sales
> strategy, actually, perhaps reflecting cultural differences in the
> manner of buying and selling between the anglophone world and  
> Germany).

I receive serious amounts of spam in Hebrew and Russian, and haven't  
even been to
either Israel or Russia recently.


> Trying to separate out what "in" Europe means in this case seems to  
> come
> down to having given out email addresses to web sites and collegues in
> a different language environment rather than physical presence of  
> either
> myself or my mailserver in either North America or Europe. I guess the
> German spam I have been receiving is only european in that German
> speakers happen to be mostly in Europe, which is not true of English
> speakers.
> I wonder, is the (English language) spam set that one is likely to  
> receive
> in Australia statistically different than what one is likely to  
> receive in
> the US?
> -w

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