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Enourmous increase in the volume of spam e-mail sent

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Companies that are low enough to resort to sending out spam e-mails as advertising have recently really been working hard. Thanks to images in spam messages, a surge in botnets (computers that are hijacked by viruses to send out spam emails), a high availability of domains for spammers and underdeveloped spam filters, spammers have managed to increase their spam volume by 35%. This exceeds the expectations of internet analysts, and means that spammed advertisements now represent 90% of all e-mails on the internet.

    Source: Neowin
     
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  2. Jimmy 2004

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    :eek: 90%????????????????? That's crazy
     
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    omg yea thats so fkin irratating to find out lol
     
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  4. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    fking spam :mad:
     
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    i think spam has gone down, i havent received one of those "enlarge you penis" spam emails for about 2 years and i only empty my spam folder half as much as i used to, max spam filter setting ftw!
     
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    DEAR FRIEND I IS SORRY 2 REPORT THAT THE VERY LATE SUN OF THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT HAS PAST, IN HIZ WAKE HE HAZ LEFT A BANK ACOUNT WITH THE SUM OF $12142141423423534563464565464565654 IN IT. PLEASE GIVE US 1NMILLION TO ACCESS THE ACOUNT AND YOU WILL GET ALL OF THE MOENey IN RETURN.

    ^that is how most spam is. pretty much every word is misspelled and frankly most people who fall for those scams deserve to. i mean come on, how can you be so stupid...


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  7. zekrahminator

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    :laugh: Naw, that's phishing, the classic spam is "dear sir,
    VIAGRA CIALIS Pr0N 4 Ph4333!!!!!!111!1!!1!!!eleven!!!!one!!!111!111".
     
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    ZOMG!!!!!!11111 free v1@graz!!!!!!

    actually to counter your "dear sir" thing, i have recived more spam emails that said "dear friend" then "dear sir."

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    Oh that's right, you only get "dear sir" when they're trying to get you to "inherit" some "dead Nigerian's" money ;).
     
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    The past two weeks my SPAM e-mail volume has been outrageous... despite SPAM filtering by my ISP.
     
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  11. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    mine has actually gone down from 130 a month to 75 woop woop
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    I get these damn cash loan emails. Its pissing me off. Unsubscribe links seem to make you subscribe to more and more
     
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  13. Easy Rhino

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    your spam is down cause you got your penis enlarged, so they dont send you emails anymore.
     
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