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Spam from

Today I got this spam message:

From: Tessel van Leeuwen <>
Subject: Invitation: Join the Apps for Europe competition and win 5,000 euro!
To: undisclosed-recipients:;


I'm writing to you because I found your email address on the website,, and I would like to invite you to enter the Apps for Europe competition: ... <snip>

There are a couple of things about this I find interesting:

  1. As far as I can tell, my email address is not on the linked page.
  2. The message has no visible recipients (so I guess my address was listed in BCC).
  3. I've never done anything with apps.
  4. The Austrian Perl Workshop was 2 months ago. Why harvest the hackathon page for email addresses now?

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