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 ==================================== Answers ==================================== 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.