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Re: Where to get spam?
From: secbasics () dusty ece cmu edu
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 19:24:44 -0500

On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 02:43:52PM -0700, Richard Cox wrote:
Well,

I wouldn't mind 'donating' a tar or my spam mbox.  There are a few thousande messages in there right now.  They've 
already been run thru spamassassin though, so they may not be what you're looking for.  

Yes, generally what I am looking for is stuff which is already known to be spam through whatever technique (as long as 
you know you don't get false positives 
very often ;)).

Maybe some other list go-ers would donate too?  :)

Actually I've been getting lots of generous offers from people off list. Anyone else who would like to send me some 
spam I have set up a subversion repository 
where I can receive large files, so email me off list and I can give you the password. Also, at the end of the semester 
I will go back around to "donors" and 
check if you are OK with me posting your spam on a public site to help out others (it would be at the end of the 
semester because I will need to make a script 
to change people's addresses so they don't get more spam ;) but I don't have time to do that now). If you know you do 
or don't want me to share the spam at the 
end of the semester you can let me know if your initial mailing too.

Thanks to everyone who's been giving me spam, and "boos" to all the large spam collectors that don't even make spam 
public in obfuscated form for other people 
to work on :(

Aaron


-Rick

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 09:57:10PM -0500, secbasics () dusty ece cmu edu wrote:
Does anyone know organizations which give away spam captures? I mean, obviously I will get lots of spam just from 
posting on this list (;)) but I would like to 
get more to analyze. It seems like every couple months some student does a project which requires spam but they 
always have to start from ground zero. Isn't 
there anywhere which gives spam to security researchers?

Thanks

Aaron


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