NYTimes.com Article: In Searching the Web, Google Finds Riches

Elias Sinderson elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Mon Apr 14 11:13:07 PDT 2003

Jeffrey Kay wrote:

>[...] has anyone noticed the increase in plain text spam lately?  Seems the spammers have figured out that sending big HTML files triggers the spam killers more easily.  I'm now seeing an influx of plain text messages [...]
Yeah. I've also noticed a marked increase in spam that has a relatively 
small image (<100k) containing the spammy text, often superimposed over 
a real picture. Presumably this is done so that the text doesn't set off 
any spam triggers...


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