Forget The Lump Of Coal, We're All Getting Spam For The Holidays
from the just-what-we-didn't-ask-for... dept
It’s the holiday season, and that can only mean… more spam? That’s right, it shouldn’t be any surprise, but spammers are gearing up to send out even more spam for the holiday season. Of course, this is ridiculous. It’s not actually the holiday season that’s causing more spam, but it’s an excuse for more spam. If you hadn’t noticed, spam has been increasing consistently, no matter what the season. Earlier this year, we pointed out that spammers would pick up on a random news story as an excuse to send more spam. So, yes, of course we’ll be seeing more spam for the holidays, but it’s just the latest reason for spammers to bump up the number of annoying messages they send us.
Comments on “Forget The Lump Of Coal, We're All Getting Spam For The Holidays”
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Is the increase in spam caused by Christmas, or by the Paris Hilton video?
In any case, the most popular gift of the season might be a spam filter – I recommend the Bayesian variety for best results.
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I know your not a fan of challenge – response systems, but I got to tell you…my life is much better since I anted up $10 for Mailblocks and started forwarding my email there.
I’m just glad they all put those random letter combinations in the subject line so I know when to delete them without reading the body. It makes it so much easier dkvfk
I stopped reading mail on November 11...
…and I won’t start reading again until Jan 5 2004.
Easy solution really.
…and no, the paris hilton video didn’t cause and increase in SPAM, it caused and increas in materail being made available on P2P networks.
Happy with my filter...
Spam? what is that? In the last 20 days I have had to handle about 1 per day, the rest have filtered by K9. I use a small whitelist for family and friends with everything else being processed by a baysian filter. I get hundereds of spam (the side effect of having my email on my webpage at one time) but it all gets filtered. It seems that the spammers are no longer successful. It even was picking up the MSBLASTER emails and labeling them as spam after I trained it!
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