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Spam - I just don't get it.

I was idly flicking through my email’s Junk folder checking for false positives and I happened to stop on a particular mail.It was a list of software for sale and at the bottom it had this paragraph:
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Now that’s clearly designed to defeat my spam filter. There are two things wrong with that: Firstly, it didn’t actually manage to defeat the filter and it’s just a practically untrained instance of OS X’s Mail.appSecondly, if I’m using a mail client that can filter spam, and you did happen to defeat the filter, what’s the chance that I’d be so pleased that I decided to buy something?So, so pointless.