From time to time, users may receive rather bizarre spam emails with no links, attachments or any sort of payload at all. The messages do not contain any hidden scripts, images or web beacons that could be of use to the spammers.
The messages may be test runs sent as a prelude to more serious phishing or malware attacks. A way for the spammer to test his systems and evaluate responses.
The messages may be the result of mistakes or misconfigurations by the spammer. The spammer may have simply forgot to add the spam link or the link or other payload may have been stripped out by the software system the spammer is using.
It is also possible that a spam filtering system automatically removed the payload, although such systems would generally include some sort of notification that a removal had taken place.
Of course, some spam emails sent in HTML format may contain images or web-beacons that can tell the sender when the email is opened. Or, they may even contain hidden scripts designed to phone home or connect to malicious websites. But, again, the spam messages discussed here do not include any of these elements.Bottom line? As with other types of spam, the best policy is the ever-trusty delete key. Do not reply to the messages. Just bin them and be done with it.
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Last updated: October 1, 2013