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.

Have you seen a new spamming technique that is being used in the wild, or have you seen an interesting example of an existing technique? Please let us know at tsc@virusbtn.com.

See also

Entries

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

Entries

Cross your fingers and click

Spammers compendium entry - Cross your fingers and click

Whiter Shade of Pale

Spammers compendium entry - Whiter Shade of Pale

Slick Click Trick

Spammers compendium entry - Slick Click Trick

Now you see it; now you don't

Spammers compendium entry - Now you see it; now you don't

The Rake

Spammers compendium entry - The Rake

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