Viagra spam filtering

My buddy Kevin saw my previous post on training Gmail to deliver only Viagra spam, as well as the part about how Pfizer must handle their spam filtering.

Being an enterprising person, he emailed Pfizer. Here’s their reply:

From: pfizer@pfizer.com
Date: April 15, 2008 12:53:23 PM EDT
To: EMAIL

Subject: RE:Email Validation

This email is sent by the Pfizer server. In order for us to

respond to your inquiry, we need to verify your email address.

Please complete this process by clicking on the link below.

Once you have completed this process, you will receive

a confirmation email

http://www.pfizer.com/verification.do?id=1-CONFIRMATIONCODE

Thank you for contacting Pfizer.

[THREAD ID:1-CONFIRMATIONCODE]

A bit of a pain, but I can understand why. Good job.

2 thoughts on “Viagra spam filtering”

  1. Wow, they should be able to do better than that. Maybe you should offer some Bayesian help.

    If you send a message directly to the address above you get this response:

    Please contact us using our web site at http://www.pfizer.com/contact

    Sincerely,
    Pfizer

    This email has been sent from an automated system that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not respond to this message.

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