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 ! XXX can be any kind of header that might or should be used in an email, e.g, Date:, Subject:, but also less common ones such as Precedence: or List-Unsubscribe.  ! XXX can be any kind of header that might or should be used in an email, e.g, Date:, Subject:, but also less common ones such as Precedence: or List-Unsubscribe.
 ? html:authorization  ? html:authorization
- !another way to conceal URLs is with the authorization syntax http://[email protected] will not get you to one of microsoft's sites, but to somewhereelse.com+ !another way to conceal URLs is with the authorization syntax, e.g. **%%http://[email protected]%%** will not get you to one of microsoft's sites, but to **somewhereelse.com**
 ? html:backcolorXXX  ? html:backcolorXXX
 ! marks the background color of a html message.  ! marks the background color of a html message.
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 ! gets set when a message uses low contrast between foreground and background. Possibly to hide certain words.  ! gets set when a message uses low contrast between foreground and background. Possibly to hide certain words.
 ? html:comment  ? html:comment
- ! HTML comments can be used to hide words from dumb filters, while users get to see them just fine: VIA<!--thisisacomment-->GRA.+ ! HTML comments can be used to hide words from dumb filters, while users get to see them just fine:\\ 
 +VIA<!--thisisacomment-->GRA.
 ? html:cidsrc  ? html:cidsrc
 ! image source referencing an attachment by its cid  ! image source referencing an attachment by its cid
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 ! This one works just like the comment trick. Instead of placing a comment inside a word, spammers use invalid (thought up) html tags inside the word. The effect is the same.  ! This one works just like the comment trick. Instead of placing a comment inside a word, spammers use invalid (thought up) html tags inside the word. The effect is the same.
 ? html:numericentity  ? html:numericentity
- ! is set when a message contains a html numeric entity, like &amp;#86;. Numeric entities can be used to display special characters, like the Euro symbol. But they also can be used for normal characters, when spammers are trying to hide give-away words from filters. E.g. this spells 'VIAGRA': &amp;#86;&amp;#73;&amp;#65;&amp;#71;&amp;#82;&amp;#65;+ ! is set when a message contains a html numeric entity, like &amp;#86;. Numeric entities can be used to display special characters, like the Euro symbol. But they also can be used for normal characters, when spammers are trying to hide give-away words from filters. E.g. this spells 'VIAGRA': &amp;#86;&amp;#73;&amp;#65;&amp;#71;&#82;&amp;#65;
 ? html:td  ? html:td
 ! this one keeps track of the number of html table cells in an email. Usually, emails are just paragraphs of text. When they contain tables and when those tables contain many cells, something different may be going on.  ! this one keeps track of the number of html table cells in an email. Usually, emails are just paragraphs of text. When they contain tables and when those tables contain many cells, something different may be going on.
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 ! If a message has a mime-encoded attachment, POPFile stores the file name of the attachment in this pseudoword.  ! If a message has a mime-encoded attachment, POPFile stores the file name of the attachment in this pseudoword.
 ? spamassassin:<various>  ? spamassassin:<various>
- ! SpamAssassin tests+ ! %%SpamAssassin%% tests
 ? spamassassinlevel:spam  ? spamassassinlevel:spam
- ! counted once for every full point of SpamAssassin level+ ! counted once for every full point of %%SpamAssassin%% level
 ? subject:<various>  ? subject:<various>
 ! words found in the Subject header  ! words found in the Subject header
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 ! names and addresses in the To header  ! names and addresses in the To header
 ? trick:spacedout  ? trick:spacedout
- ! this gets set when a string is broken up by spaces or other random characters between the characters of a word. eg:  VIAGRA or V.I.A.G.R.A are easy to read, but break the string "VIAGRA".+ ! this gets set when a string is broken up by spaces or other random characters between the characters of a word.\\ 
 +eg:  V I A G R A or V.I.A.G.R.A are easy to read, but break the string "VIAGRA".
 ? trick:dottedwords  ? trick:dottedwords
 ! this is a fairly simple trick where words have dots in random places. eg: Mort.gage  ! this is a fairly simple trick where words have dots in random places. eg: Mort.gage
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-More information about spammer trickery that underlies some of these pseudowords can be found in [[http://www.jgc.org/tsc/| The Spammers' Compendium]]+More information about spammer trickery that underlies some of these pseudowords can be found in [[http://www.virusbtn.com/resources/spammerscompendium/index| The Spammers' Compendium]]
=== See also === === See also ===
  * [[Glossary:PseudoWord | Glossary: pseudoword]]   * [[Glossary:PseudoWord | Glossary: pseudoword]]
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