18 December 2002
Somewhere a mixed marriage
The latest trend in spam, it seems, is to insert a name in the FROM: field that looks almost believable, with the hope that the recipient, seeing that it's not from firstname.lastname@example.org, might actually look at it before hitting Delete.
I said "almost". Today in my Hotmail box, which I use mostly for spam collection, was the usual item about how to leverage Euro currency (which is probably no more believable than that "World Currency Cartel" stuff), ostensibly from a fellow named, um, Mohammad Schlottman.
Methinks their name-generating algorithm needs a little tweaking.