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    Spam Article Today on MSNBC
    Interesting Read. What a lovely industry!!

    http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/01/spa..._an.html#posts

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    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."

    and..

    "spam accounts for three of every four e-mails sent"

    Pretty dang pathetic.

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    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

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    No one will ever come up with a better solution then my Digi-eStamp concept. No Digi-eStamp = no delivery. ISP issues 50 eStamps per day to all accounts holders. Overages charged to month bill at 1/10th of a cent. Bulk e-mailers and shopping carts (order confirmations) pay 1/100th of a cent for their eStamps.

    If your e-mail message isn't worth 1/100th of a cent .... then don't send out the damn message.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.....
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    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.

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    I always wondered about those stock emails.

    I wonder how many of those 62 billion daily actually hit the inbox. In my "BS" account (the one I use for online registrations when I don't trust the privacy policy), Yahoo seems to be doing a really great job. There is NO legit mail going here - only opt ins from newsletters, online registrations and other submits. The last time I cleaned out the boxes was Monday. Today the count is 11 in the inbox, 303 in the junk folder, meaning they're catching all but 3.5% of spam messages. AND, I double opted in to one of the newsletters because I wanted to see how good their deliverability was, so about 3 of those 11 (1 message per day) can be attributed to that source). This means that 303 of 311 messages or 97.4% were caught by Yahoo.

    I have to believe that the overwhelming majority of this spam is hitting junk boxes.
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    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.
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    You haven't noticed an increase in Viagra and stock spam lately? I completely have. I'm even getting some at work.
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    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...
    Jason Rosenbaum
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    Ah...understood.
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