Spammers frequently use misspelled words to avoid spam
filters. Since "penis" is caught by spam filters, they
say "pen1s" or "p-e-n-i-s" or whatever. Some spam
messages that made it past SpamProbe were full of
periods: "Vi.ag.ra av.ail.a.bl.e in yo.ur a.re.a!"
Other spam messages are jammed full of just plain
nonsense: "Get hard now zddkdf djie eijf" Nonsense
HTML tags are used to split words: "Vi<hzwq>agra"
I'd like to see integration of a spell checker for the
message, with misspelled words weighted as more likely
to be spam. Also, words that are misspelled should age
out from the database more quickly. A word like
"zddkdf" isn't useful in the database; it's obviously
random, and not too likely to recur.
Steve R. Hastings