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"44,000 pieces of time-wasting, bandwidth eating, server clogging spam a day. That’s 1,338,363 pieces of spam in a month. And a crazy 16,060,365 spam mails in an entire year. That’s one man’s spam in UK – of the highest spam recipient. This tally from ClearMyMail shows the spam problem. It took him 2 hours to wade through the lottery, Nigerian scam and unwelcome organ enlarging solicitations.
How to beat spam in 5 steps
How to beat spam in 5 stepsHow prevalent is Spam? According to Scott McAdams, OMA Public Affairs and Communications Department (www.oma.org):
â€śStudies show unsolicited or â€śjunkâ€ť e-mail, known as spam, accounts for roughly half of all e-mail messages received. Although once regarded as little more than a nuisance, the prevalence of spam has increased to the point where many users have begun to express a general lack of confidence in the effectiveness of e-mail transmissions, and ...
Hacker's Exploitation Of A CGI Script On My Site To Send Massive Spam Emails
Spam "Artists" Can Trick A Non-Spamming Website To Send Spam Emails It was the evening of Friday 16th June 2006, and I was rounding up the updates on my websites, when I decided to search online for and install another site recommendation script on my website in place of the one that for some reason I could not fathom, continued to return a "500 - Internal Server Error" error. The Google search results page threw up a slew of referral scripts offering from various authors - ...
Protocol Against Spam
I guess I have you a bit confused now. The e-mail protocol Iâ€™m referring to is not the technology protocol, no Iâ€™m speaking of a set of rules that has to be applied to make sure your e-mail reach its destination. This set of rules will make it easier to define the behavior of spam when developing anti-spam controls. Web developers who want their web sites to reach high rankings in search engines have to keep within the rules of the search engines, if they donâ€™t, they wonâ€™t reach ...
You've Got Junkmail!
"You've Got Mail" was playing on TNT the other night. The 1990s movie reminded me of the long forgotten sounds of the AOL modem dialing up, followed by the sound of the static with the occasional shift in tones. And who could forget the yellow AOL man notifying me of the progress of my connection. It is only soon thereafter, that I would be greeted with"
Antispam Organization Out There That's Fighting For You
There's an antispam organization out there that's fighting for you and could use your help.
CAUCE, the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, is an all-volunteer global entity that began as SPAM-LAW, a group brought together for discussion only. They put all their efforts into getting legislation passed that would help stop and penalize spam.
Unsolicited Commercial Email, SPAM and the FTC
Most recently the Federal Trade Commission has put forth their requests for further budget funding for fiscal year 2007 and in this report to Congress for more taxpayerâ€™s monies the FTC cited their efforts to curb SPAM. Yet many critics of the agency who have called it everything from incompetent to the Blob of Bureaucracy believe that the FTC has done little since the CAN SPAM Act to enforce this unsolicited commercial email. Here is what the FTC told the US Congress:
Spammers, Spyware, and International Enforcement Cooperation
Due to the utter and complete failure of the Federal Trade Commission to curb SPAM after being chosen to enforce the CAN SPAM Act the FTC has determined it needs help. The FTC therefore put forth initiatives to work with other nations in international cooperation. Originally this made sense, but upon further review it appears to me to be just another FTC scam in my opinion to spend taxpayerâ€™s money so FTC employees can jet set around the world visiting other nations.
What Is the Real Future of Email?
Weekly, I keep an eye to the horizon to assess new developments
in the Internet environment. In noting the changes, I sometimes
begin to feel overwhelmed by feelings of doom.
Caught In the Cross-Fire of the Spam War
LET THERE BE LIGHT: To understand this story, we must return
to the beginning --- September 5th, 2001. One of my associates
had placed a free ad in a newsletter that she had just
subscribed to. For that effort, she was accused of spam! Mind
you the person filing the complaint was not the editor of the
newsletter, but rather a subscriber of the newsletter.
Sender ID: The Next Wave in Email Protection
So what's all this talk about "Sender ID" and what
exactly does it mean to you as an email user? Sender
ID is the convergence of Microsoft's "Caller ID" and
Meng Wong's "Sender Policy Framework" (SPF).
How Spam Filters Work
Everyday, e-mail users find their inbox overflowing with messages from people they don't know offering things they don't need. Due to spam, e-mail users waste time everyday deleting junk mail from their inboxes. Sometimes, important e-mails get lost because the capacity of the e-mail account has reached its maximum due to the unsolicited messages.
Spam Fighting Tips For Website Owners
Website owners face a unique challenge. Making an email address public to communicate with your visitors also makes that address a magnet for spam. Learn how to minimize your risk and still provide that important email contact.
Building A New Website? Make It Spambot Proof
Spam has probably joined death and taxes as one of those things that just canâ€™t be avoided. However, there are prudent steps that you can take to reduce spam or even prevent it, especially if you run or are thinking about running your own website.
Spam From Tourbus?
"Not sure how to say this -- but just for fun I clicked on a credit card application, and then cancelled IMMEDIATELY! Well, two months later my count as of this day: 2948 spams for credit cards, loans, easy credit, etc. About 370 spams a week, or about 53 A DAY! While I know money support is nice, and I don't subscribe to the paid edition of TourBus BUT if I did, would I get more moral staunchness on your part re: allowing spammers to use your site? SHAME ON YOU, BROTHER! -- PRACTICE ...
SPLOGS - Do They Really Suck?
What the heck is a SPLOG and who keeps making up these new Industry Terms for the Internet anyway? Well someone has to make up a name for some of the new things going on as the Internet Evolves. SPLOGS is a term that is used to describe "SPAM BLOGs."
5 Ezine Publishing Tips To Help You Avoid Spam Filters
Question: What is the number one enemy of email marketers? Answer: Spam filtersI believe the majority of those using email marketing are on the up-and-up. They're people like you and me - small business owners and independent professionals who know the importance of
building relationships with their prospects and clients. They also know that an ezine is a great small business marketing tool
and one of the easiest and cheapest ways to build a big prospect ...
What Your Mama Never Told You About Spam
1. There is money to be made in spam. The goal of the spam racketeers: crack your passcodes, dig into your credit card and bank account information and sell it to third parties. The method: set up zombie "spam host" computers all over the world that will send virus-laden spam emails. The viruses will then burrow through your security layers and trace your every move and keystroke. In fact, your computer could be functioning as a spam host right now. Why is that fairly devastating? ...
Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
If you are like most everyone else in the world with an email address, you cringe every time you look at your inbox and see that 90% of your emails are from someone trying to sell you something. It gets to be a hassle, trying to sort the real emails from the junk, and I have more than once deleted an actual email thinking that it was junk. Of course, all this junk email we get has a name. And its name is Spam.
Splogging - The Son of Spam!
The Internet has revolutionized our world. It's really that simple. The introduction of email has reshaped the way we live our lives and how we do business. It allows instant global communication for the masses - no matter where you are in the world you are never more than a quick email away from home. With progress came abuse in the form of spam or junk email. We're all familiar with this particular problem. There is, however, a new problem. It's called splogging - the son of ...
Avoiding eBay Fees, Stealing Photos, Shill Bidding & Keyword Spamming
eBay, the world's auction site, has changed over the years. Now, more than ever, it is an extremely competitive marketplace. There is still ample opportunity to make money on eBay. However, for a seller to make money on eBay today he or she must be more savvy than than a seller from 3 years ago.
New Spam Threat Hits 90,000 Sites - Is Yours Next?
On Tuesday I received 423 emails from an unknown spammer attacking my site. On Wednesday I received 789 emails from the same spammer.Action had to be taken.The emails were copies of posts to my discussion forum - the typical spammers posts - keyword stuffing, numerous hyperlinks to junk sites crammed with even more keywords.It was clear I was being hit by one spammer, with an automated script, for a number of telltale reasons:1) Nobody could post 789 posts to a forum in 24 ...
Communication Tollbooths : Conquering Unwelcome Ads
If you're like me, you hate getting telemarketing phone calls. Even if they doesn't interrupt your dinner, they are just wasting our time because those marketers are running a blanket campaign. They are perfectly willing to have their automated redialer make a hundred indiscriminate calls every twenty minutes. All they hope for is just two sheep who will say yes.
Spam: What it is and How to Identify it
Just about everyone has opened up their email to find correspondence from people and websites that we have never heard of selling all manner of commercial products. This sort of mail often concerns gambling, pharmaceutical products, diet methods, and sexual enhancement aids, and get rich quick schemes. It is also not unusual to find bogus sales pitches, sales opportunities, and scams such as the famous Nigerian fraud in which the email recipient is tempted to share in an an expatriate ...
From Russia with Love - 2006
Are you a James Bond movies fan? If not I need to add some a few more words. â€śFrom Russia with Love â€ť is one of the popular Bond movies starring Sean Connery. His has been sent to a secret mission in Turkey in this episode.
Spam If You Want Jail Time
Spam is more than just an annoying, time-wasting nuisance that decreases business productivity, fills up server space and clogs bandwidth. It also includes attempted fraud on a grand scale via "phishing" emails, false requests purportedly from companies such as Ebay or Paypal, asking for credit card information.
Seven Tips for Securing Your Organization's Network from Spam and Email Viruses
Providing security against email related threats has become a burden for most IT professionals in 2006. According to a recent study by Postini, spam and email viruses now make up to 80% of all emails sent out as compared to 50% in 2000. As a result, IT professionals now face a tougher challenge in providing network security for this amount of spam. IT professionals also have the disadvantage of defending against new forms of email threats such as spam zombies, directory harvest attacks, ...
How to Reduce Spam in Your Inbox and Enhance Your Email Security
Spam is the internetâ€™s equivalent of junk mail. Spam is defined as an e-mail message sent to people without their consent or permission. Addresses of recipients are often harvested from Usenet postings or web pages, obtained from databases, or simply guessed by using common names and domains.
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