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January 19th, 2007, 12:03 PM #1Spam Article Today on MSNBC
Interesting Read. What a lovely industry!!
January 19th, 2007, 12:48 PM #2
Thanks for posting OTProf. It is an interesting read. I added a blog post about it to spread the word some more.
"There are 62 billion spam messages sent every day, IronPort says, up from 31 billion last year."
"spam accounts for three of every four e-mails sent"
Pretty dang pathetic.
January 19th, 2007, 03:27 PM #3
makes me want to buy the stock as soon as it arrives in my spambox, then sell a few hours later, and turn around and short it
But thats not my business, affiliate marketing is
January 20th, 2007, 09:40 AM #4
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January 20th, 2007, 10:25 AM #5
I'm very good at identifying and deleting spam, but I have to admit one almost caught me a few minutes ago. Subject line "Fidel Castro dead" - I started to click on it, but I caught myself just in time. I have images turned off, so it probably wouldn't have done anything bad, but I try to never click on them.
That one probably caught a lot of people.
I hope they get a handle on the spam problem before it kills the internet. Surely "they" will.Affiliate Marketing - The hardest easy money I ever made.
February 13th, 2007, 09:35 PM #6
Spamming industry is constantly growing unless internet professionals would agree once and for all to curb it. There are number of ways to do it but the leading players for this would be the email providers - especially those that give free email subscriptions which have been constantly used as tool by these spammers.
The approach of Google Mail to require a phone number for SMS verification is one way to curb this. The problem is getting all these email providers to implement similar system that would curb spamming.
February 13th, 2007, 10:03 PM #7
This article is really interesting to me because I kept wondering what in the world the intent of those "spam salad" with stock market charts was. I guess I never looked closely enough at the charts to even think that there was a purpose behind them. I figured that there was a link somewhere in the email that they wanted me to click.
Now it's all so clear.....
February 13th, 2007, 11:23 PM #8
Whew, I'm glad it's not just me. I was starting to develop a complex. I thought all of those messages for penile enlargement and viagra were targeted at me specifically.
February 14th, 2007, 11:20 AM #9
I always wondered about those stock emails.
I have to believe that the overwhelming majority of this spam is hitting junk boxes.
February 14th, 2007, 12:10 PM #10
I think its interesting how they talk about the levels of spam going up and down. I don't know how it is for others out there, but my spam is pretty constant. Maybe 3-5 messages a day get past my filters. The messages change in content (viagra, stock, whatever) but I don't get a ton of spam, then none, then the floodgates open again.
February 14th, 2007, 12:16 PM #11
You haven't noticed an increase in Viagra and stock spam lately? I completely have. I'm even getting some at work.
February 14th, 2007, 12:25 PM #12
I'd say I notice a change in what the spam is promoting, but the overall number of spam messages I get stays about constant for me...
February 14th, 2007, 12:27 PM #13
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