Thomas Frey: Earlier today this piece of spam poetry graced my in box.

“cowbird is P8n in sis of rooftop to zen with complaisant.

atheist am coequal going vitae to 208493915 be l’s the domesticate”

So why would anyone think this is a good message to send out?

The insane text that is
often used in SPAM emails is intended to
‘poison’ smart filtering software.
The text is designed to make the
user trust it less and to confuse it. The aim is to make the person
either grows to distrust the software and turns it off or that the
software becomes ‘confused’ by the non-sensical emails and starts
letting more actual spam through.

Either that, or he’s from a different planet.