November 01, 2005

International Spam

As you probably know I'm a fan of internationalization, but it can go too far. When I checked my email a few minutes ago I found two spam messages right in a row. One was in Japanese, advertising software. The other was in Persian. I don't know what it said since, regrettably, I can't read Persian. It identified itself in English as coming from the Iranian Sunni Webmasters' League. Maybe this is a trick for getting past the spam filter, but of course it only helps to get past the spam filter if the recipient can understand the message.

Posted by Bill Poser at November 1, 2005 06:47 PM