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Pointless email spam
From: Gary Warner <gar () CIS UAB EDU>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:34:57 -0500

Are other schools seeing a big uptick in "no purpose" spam messages?  Wondering if this is an enormous email address 
list cleanse/harvest? or what other motives anyone might theorize on this?

Here are three sample email bodies.  No attachment, no links.  Can't PROVE they are related, just coincidence of timing 
and pointlessness.

(received from myschoolemail.net
(from: hilda.barrett () myschoolemail net)


I wanted to know if you understand that you can't come to the super deli next Friday.



(envelope from waggishy08 () acm org)
(x-sender: ultrasug9 () gil com au)
(X-PHP-Script indicates it was sent via "afes.com/sendmail.php" at request of
(Return-Path: suicidaloa53 () afes com)

CHAPTER XLI, Nor from ME, neither.
Why HE? I stopped.

(received from heattreatmentchina.ru (
(from: stonehengeqq40 () trinity edu)

Bofe un you claims it, But we didnt wait.
So Tom was satisfied.



Gary Warner
Director of Research in Computer Forensics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research
gar () cis uab edu


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