My little brother was reading one of those "Win something", "UK Lotto" spam emails on GMail and said to me that it does not even make sense reading the sentence such that maybe it's code for something else.

So is there an app that can translate these spam messages to a decoded message or vice versa?

If so, should I be looking for a special pattern/language or keyword when decoding? [For educational purposes only]

EDIT: Did some digging ( cough google cough ) and got some method called Steganography.

  • I've often wondered if some of those random emails are coded messages. Jul 1, 2010 at 0:36

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I think that these messages are using weird language so as to bypass existing spam filters, not because there is some secret message encoded within them.

  • Yip definitely, just exploring the possibility/fantasy if a certain message did come along :)
    – phwd
    Jul 1, 2010 at 0:57

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