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22 Jan 2012

No, I'm not offering to tune your spam filters for free Email

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"
If this email is not spam, click here to submit the signatures to 
FortiGuard - AntiSpam Service.

So let's see. They're pretty sure this is spam, according to this header:

X-SpamInfo: FortiGuard - AntiSpam ip, connection black ip

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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