Debugging an Empty Spam Email
Despite the best efforts of modern spam filters, we all still receive spam once in a while. When I see a spam email pop up in my main inbox, I often wonder what magic the spammer has discovered that allowed them to bypass Gmail’s spam filtering. (Often times, this translates into me being much more suspicious of a spam email than usual, as it must be “more advanced” in some way to have landed in my inbox.)
Just this past week, I received one such email. It had no subject, no body, was addressed to no one, but was cc’d to myself and 29 other Peters.
(The “…” box provided by Gmail did not expand or collapse any content when clicked.)
A side note on the recipients - it looks like the other unlucky email addresses either contained the string “peter” in the local part or the domain part. Interestingly, some of the recipients’ addresses did not contain the string “peter,” but visiting
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