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22 Jan 2012
Fortinet is a security appliance company in California. One of the services they offer to their thousands of customers is spam filtering, nothing odd about that. But I was rather startled to see this block at the top of an otherwise ordinary Russian language spam that arrived here from a poorly secured mail server in Malaysia
<DIV><a style="color: blue; background-color: ffffdd" href="http://www.nospammer.net/SpamSubmission/SubmitSpam?id=Bn0Oe3dkXHpd eE5zRg__&sig=MMH0UlJoIzFtaiVlcHl4NCx2MTNwPTnWDw__"> If this email is not spam, click here to submit the signatures to FortiGuard - AntiSpam Service. </a></DIV>
So let's see. They're pretty sure this is spam, according to this header:
X-SpamInfo: FortiGuard - AntiSpam ip, connection black ip 18.104.22.168
But what the heck, they sent it to me anyway, so I can tell them if they guessed right. I don't think so.
The essence of Internet Economics has always been to foist your costs off on other people whenever possible, but it's been a while since I've seen it done this blatantly.
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