Why Do You Hate Spam?

from the let-me-count-the-ways...- dept

It seems people were pretty vocal in discussing just why they hate spam in a recent Internet Week survey. The biggest reason was the productivity drain, but people also get annoyed that they lose legitimate emails mixed in with the spam along with the bandwidth costs and the “offensive nature” of most spam messages. I think, beyond just the nuisance of spam, what pisses me off is that these idiot spammers seem to think that if they send me the same message 50 times a week, suddenly I’ll be interested in their crappy product.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Why Do You Hate Spam?”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
bytehead says:


I wouldn’t mind spam nearly as much if I didn’t get 5 copies in one day, or 15 copies on consecutve days.

I’m getting IM spam, about 10 differnt IMs today as a matter of fact. They are EXACTLY the same, with only the name of the girl (and using a DIFFERENT ICQ number as well!) I noticed I had 6 events waiting, Ctrl-Shift-A, saw it was spam, hit the ignore button, and the rest of the events got ignored! Stupid, stupid, stupid!

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...