How to send a test spam message?

I know, it is common stuff but for someone it could be helpful.

We can use generic test for unsolicited bulk email (GTUBE) and send message with the following string:

XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X

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Basically the GTUBE is supported by many anti-spam solutions (except WatchGuard) such as:

  • Symantec BrightMail19-04-2013 18-07-37
  • Cisco Ironport

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  • Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange
The error that the other server returned was:
550 5.7.1 Message rejected due to content restrictions
  • Commodo Antispam Gateway
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Diagnostic-Code: smtp;550 GTUBE found in message. See http://spamassassin.apache.org/gtube/

Similar way can be used also for a malware test message (EICAR test file):

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Enjoy testing ;).

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