Date Tags lazy / spam

This is by no means rare, but I happened to be checking through my spam folder before deleting the contents (I used to just do this once a week or so, but apparently since is up and running correctly and listening on port 25, the volume has increased a bit) and came by this email:

Subject: Dear $TO_EMAIL 17.3.2009 84% 0FF From: Best Price <$TO_EMAIL> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:45:54 -0400 (EDT) To: <$TO_EMAIL>

Wow. I know that spammers aren’t exactly world-class programmers, but this seems like something that anyone who’s been in CS101 would realize is wrong….

On the positive side, maybe I should just add a SpamAssassin rule to trigger for anything with “$TO_EMAIL” in the headers. Not that I’d need it in this case, as the message had a score of 21.7 and my threshold is 5.0….


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