Sunday, June 28, 2009

I get weird emails

Usually I would ignore these weird emails as nonsensical spam jibberish, but this one caught my eye for some reason:

from: Alana Madrid
to: jmccreig@purdue.edu
cc: [Other Purdue Emails]
date: Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 7:55 AM
subject: or art not thou the hum of multitudes was there but multitudes of lambs

the sun descending in the west, earth rais'd up her head,the hum of multitudes was there but multitudes of lambs his arm is withered to its root;

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So after some googling, these random poetic sounding phrases are from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience, which are essentially religious poems. And payvand.com is an Iran news site.

Can anyone make sense out of this, or should I just ignore it as some crazy email?

3 comments:

  1. Seems pretty random to me. Dunno much about Blake, other than his "Red Dragon" piece from the eponymous film; perhaps just some spambot trying to increase your interest in culture and arts. ;)

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  2. Looks like pretty standard automated spambot stuff to me (they try to bunk the email with random high-quality writing to disguise a tiny call to action from anti-spam that is based on word frequency). But if that was all the message was, it is probably missing its payload. Maybe your uni servers stripped the attachment.

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