Diluted Spam Messages Revisited

By Deane Barker on December 2, 2003

Spammers turn to classic prose: The BBC has an article on the spam/literature phenomenon I mentioned the other day.

[…] as Clive Thompson points out, automatically generating text that reads like it was written by a human hand is difficult. This is perhaps why some spammers are turning to out-of-copyright novels for their text. It is an ideal source of real writing.

It remains to be seen whether the filters are fooled by classic literature.