Saturday, April 25, 2009

SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,SPAM,

Click on title to get to wikipedia link

Sing the title to Monty Python and you get the idea.

In my inbox, in your inbox, like everyone everywhere, we suffer from ad nauseum. Who out there clicks on the link to continue the chain? If we all band together we can stop the onslaught, the mental damage that is created by the spam.

By the way, did you know I won the Nigerian Lottery?


E-mail spam, also known as junk e-mail, is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail. A common synonym for spam is unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE). Definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk. "UCE" refers specifically to unsolicited commercial e-mail.

E-mail spam has steadily, even exponentially grown since the early 1990s to several billion messages a day. Spam has frustrated, confused, and annoyed e-mail users. Laws against spam have been sporadically implemented, with some being opt-out and others requiring opt in e-mail. The total volume of spam (over 100 billion emails per day as of April 2008[update]) has leveled off slightly in recent years, and is no longer growing exponentially. The amount received by most e-mail users has decreased, mostly because of better filtering. About 80% of all spam is sent by fewer than 200 spammers. Botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, are used to send about 80% of spam. Since the cost of the spam is borne mostly by the recipient, it is effectively postage due advertising.
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