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Re: RE : ... blah lbah blah ... spam




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On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 04:58:42PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> reading more about Gmail Smart Reply in
>   https://www.blog.google/products/gmail/save-time-with-smart-reply-in-gmail/
> i got a new theory:
> 
> The AI learns from the user's mail habits to be able to propose three
> quick replies in the personal writing style of the user.
> If you annoy the AI from outside (see also "Goozim" :)) then it will lure
> the user into such a quick reply.
> So the initiator learns a brief psychological profile of that user
> in respect to obvious vulgarity and spam.
> 
> By fake mail headers in the original poking mails, the reply then
> appears here. The annoyer may be subscribed or may simply harvest
> the replies from our web archives.

Clever. Yes, going by the headers, those seem genuine replies to spam.
The spam is crafted in a way (cc) that the reply lands here (for the
spammer, this distribution channel is what they want). The Goozim
bit seems compelling :)

Cheers
- -- t
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