Solved: Email, Character Encoding - Definitely Spam?

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Slagar

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An organisation I work for has been getting a few spam emails. I think this is kinda stupid, but I wanted to be 100% sure these messages are spam. They appear as ascii gibberish, with an email address near the bottom. I've only got one at the moment, but I'm sure we had one pretty much identical a while back (which I wrote off as spam), but I can't seem to find it.

The reason I wanted to double check is, the organisation receiving these emails is made for people of Korean decent, yet the people in the organisation have spent their lives mostly in european countries - so I want to be sure it's not a character-set issue or something. I seem to have the language packs installed, but my Thunderbird preferences are set to Western (ISO-8859-1) for incoming/outgoing.

I don't know a great deal about how character-encoding works with mail clients etc; is there anything I can do to be sure I'm viewing the mail correctly?

Below is how I see the email, minus the email address. Thanks in advance :)


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Slagar

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Argh! I think I know what it is. It _is_ a character set issue, but it's not on my end.

My friend originally forwarded the email to me (resulting in the ascii mess above), asking if it was spam. Then another friend forwarded the same email to me - the characters appear correctly as Korean characters. So it is indeed a character-set issue, but not on my end.

I thought that when messages are forwarded, they were kept in their original form? Does anyone know?

It seems the encoding got screwed up from the person that sent it to me first.

Anyway, long story short, I cannot read Korean (my friends can) - but I tried replying to the original sender, and got an error from the mail server "Possible forgery or deactivated due to abuse". It's got to be spam ;)
 
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