Anti-Spam Email Terminology

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  1. roundabout

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    How many of these anti-spam email terms do you know? (I thought I heard them all, and failed this test miserably)

    1. Joe job

    2. Chickenboner

    3. Cartooney

    4. Hat check

    5. LART

    6. Sock

    7. Whack-a-Mole

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    1. Joe job
    The act of sending out spam made to look like it came from a person or organization which the spammer dislikes. Spamhaus, SpamCop and other anti-spam organizations are often the victims of these, as are some individual anti-spammers. Being Joe-jobbed is usually taken as a sign that the victim must have really hurt some spammer.

    2. Chickenboner
    A minor spammer. Named after a colorful and humorous description one participant made of spammers living in trailers and eating at Kentucky fried chicken.

    3. Cartooney
    A fake lawsuit with which a spammer tries to threaten an anti-spammer. It may also refer to the spammer's lawyer (whom is usually assumed not to exist). The word is a contraction of attorney and cartoon. Also used when a listed entity threatens a blacklist maintainer with legal action.

    4. Hat check
    A request to determine the reputation of a given ISP in spam matters. See also black-, gray- and white hat.

    5. LART
    A meme jokingly describing a blunt instrument used to metaphorically whack clue into a clueless person. Large mallets and anvils are popularly referred to. An acronym for Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool

    6. Sock
    A poster whom is suspected to be someone else (usually a spammer) using a new name. Shortened from Sock Puppet.

    7. Whack-a-Mole
    The act of repeatedly causing spammers' throwaway accounts and drop boxes to be terminated. Named after the Whack-A-Mole arcade game.
     
  2. PushSend

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    who makes this shit up? these are hilarious....

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