The Spammers' Compendium

The Spammers' Compendium was started by John Graham-Cumming in January 2003 to keep track of the methods used by spammers. Notes of a talk about The Spammers' Compendium, given at the MIT Spam Conference in 2003, can be found here. Since 2008 The Spammers' Compendium has been hosted on the VB website.

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See also


Entries are sorted chronologically, with the most recent entries at the top. The names between parentheses are the SPUTR names


Hypertextus Interruptus

Spammers compendium entry - Hypertextus Interruptus

MIME is Money

Spammers compendium entry - MIME is Money

Script Writer

Spammers compendium entry - Script Writer

Slice and Dice

Spammers compendium entry - Slice and Dice

L O S T i n S P A C E

Spammers compendium entry - L O S T i n S P A C E