Weird spam of the day

Weird enough to get through my gmail spam filter.

From: Pearlie Horn
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2006 22:45:38 0000
Subject: ostrich-egg nitrogen balance
To: info@gleeson.net

employed in agreeing to everything her ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and

Yes, that’s the whole email. No attachments, no hyperlinks, nothing else.

The body of the message is a fragment from Pride and Prejudice: “Mr. Collins was employed in agreeing to everything her Ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and apologising if he thought he won too many.”

The only purpose I can imagine for this is a spammer checking through a mailing list and sending these messages to track bounces to cleanse incorrect/inactive addresses from the list. At least they have an interest in classical literature.

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