Fun With Spam: Spizzam in the Hizzouse Edition

Another actual spam found while I was cleaning out my spam filter:

Spam inviting me to get busy with the lizadies

It looks like the spammers are getting creative to try and get around Bayesian filtering — but putting a little shizzle in the hizzle wasn’t enough to fool the ever-vigilant Mozilla Thunderbird.


Zoran Lazarevic – Laza

March 25, 2004
5:34 pm

I am a bit frustrated with Thunderbird’s spam filter because it has been caching about 10% of my spam for the last couple of months. I have been makring my spam manually, hoping that Thunderbird will learn.
For some reason, I get a lot of spam in Turkish (which I do not understand). I assumed that even the most elementary filter would pick it up (detect frequent turkish words, counterparts of English ‘the’, ‘an’, ‘and’) but these still go through.
I have set up the the spam to go to “Thrash” instead of “Junk”, and that might be the problem. Complete lack of documentation is not helping either.