mp3 spam?

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Fri Oct 19 07:30:24 IST 2007


Blocking MP3's (and PDF's/.xls etc) is not an option for us..

Right I'll off email now ;-)

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

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> bounces at] On Behalf Of Hugo van der Kooij
> Sent: 18 October 2007 23:48
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: mp3 spam?
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> Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have just received my first junk mail with a (claimed to be) mp3 file
> > attached - are users expected to listen to the spam now!?
> I just got this from, so this amazing new bandwith
> consuming type of spam is apparantly 'hot news' ;-)
> Her master's voice
> Stock spammers have abandoned PDF files and image spam with a new
> campaign featuring MP3 files.
> The audio files pose as music from stars such as Elvis Presley and
> Fergie, but actually contain a monotone voice encouraging punters to
> invest in an obscure Canadian company.
> The MP3 files are being widely spammed in emails that often contain no
> subject line or message body. Some of the filenames used include
> hurricanechris.mp3, allforone.mp3, carrieunderwood.mp3, elvis.mp3,
> baby.mp3, fergie.mp3, and bbrown.mp3.
> The female (apparently British) voice on the MP3 file, recorded at low
> bit-rate and randomly altered to avoid detection by anti-spam filters,
> seeks to attract interest in Exit Only, a Canadian firm that runs a
> website marketplace for new and used motors.
> Experts advise users to block MP3 files in email.
> (Source: The Register)
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