OK, it's not really from God, but I've been noticing that I've been getting Christian spam lately. I broke the first line of the message into two lines so that it doesn't wreak havoc on the screen when it's displayed inside a <pre> tag, which won't automatically wrap text. I also stripped out most of the mailer info 'cause I'm not trying to hunt down the spam and you don't need to see what my mail system looks like, but here's an example:
Message-ID: <210571596.69257@Alexandria Rush> Reply-To: "Alexandria Rush" <email@example.com> From: "Alexandria Rush" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Drmellow" <[my email address]> Subject: Very important Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:00:39 +0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 (produced by infinitymagnanimous 1.4) Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="--4295689562831125" ----4295689562831125 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-4687-4" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit Content-Description: ampere transite 8 Before its too late make your peace with GOD, and make sure the ones you love do also. Accept him. Repent. Get baptized. And have a nice eternity. In bufflehead we can locust as always coney aerobic theirfore burbank is tribulate and steprelation. ----4295689562831125--
So what's the deal here? Is someone actually paying a spammer to send the evangelical messages to their lists of addresses? There is nothing in this spam message for me to buy. There's no way the original author is making money from this. This is not the first spam of this nature I've received. I just shrugged off the first few, but I'm getting this one frequently enough that I thought it was interesting.
It just looks like it's Spam From God.