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perl generated spam

by robobunny (Friar)
on Apr 09, 2003 at 18:00 UTC ( #249332=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My spamfilter caught an email with an interesting subject today:

Subject: $header_subject

d'oh! Someone didn't test their spam perl script. Out of curiosity, I looked through the headers:

X-Mailer: MIME::Lite 2.117 (F2.6)

Unfortunately, their HTML content was generated with Frontpage. How disapointing! It could have been a pure perl spam solution. I think we can all learn several important lessons from this, although I can't think of them at the moment. "A spam in time saves 9?" "He who spams last spams best?" I don't think I'm even close. Maybe that you should always be diligent to test your code, even if your code is destined for evil purposes? That is sort of a downer of a lesson.

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Re: perl generated spam
by Elian (Parson) on Apr 09, 2003 at 18:39 UTC
    Maybe that you should always be diligent to test your code, even if your code is destined for evil purposes?
    Even if it's destined for evil purposes? I'd say especially if it's destined for evil purposes.

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    Same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try and take over the world!

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