Spammers turn to classic prose

Tuesday, 2 December 2003, 12:45 PM EST

Poetry is probably not top of the list of things you expect to see in the spam and junk mail messages landing in your inbox everyday.

But lots of people are starting to find literary value hidden among the porn, penis patches, generic Viagra deals and mortgage offers.

Some have composed poems using the subject lines of the spam they receive; others are creating verse using the strings of strange words that are often found inside spam messages.

A lucky few have even found excerpts of novels buried in spam.

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