Re: Here is an interesting SPAM trick
From: George Hester (email@example.com)
From: "George Hester" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 00:01:40 -0500
They have access to a free webhosting site such as geocities? Hmmm... that's a new one.
-- George Hester __________________________________ "David Robbins" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:uyYeXpE#CHA.3008@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > it would show in the web server log so they could go through after a few > days and process the server log to see who had clicked on the link. > > "George Hester" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:uyH8aZ99CHA.824@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > Yeah I tried looking in the page to see where the parameter gets called but > didn't see anything in it. > > -- > George Hester > __________________________________ > "David Robbins" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:#2i8qo49CHA.2040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... > > more likely its a way to track who is going to the web site. that random > > looking parameter is probably unique to your copy of the junk mail so they > > can tell who loaded the page... just another way of verifying real mail > > addresses and tracking potential suckers. > > > > "George Hester" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > > news:OLw0fM09CHA.2704@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > > No scripting in here or downloading of any nastys. It just a trick and > > kinda neat. It seems to be a way of avoiding advertisements at the free > > webhosting site yahoo. > > > > http://www.geocities.com/boesten0480bo/ > > > > Here you will see a very silly page that looks like "she" is going to read > > your future or something. > > > > Then try this: > > > > http://www.geocities.com/boesten0480bo/?q=MzMjYzOC1hYWNzNjM0ODg4 > > > > Notice it is the same site but has a parameter attched to it. > > > > Where are these things thought up? > > > > -- > > George Hester > > __________________________________ > > > > > > > > >