Spam For Your Soul

from the just-for-the...-um...-heaven...-of-it dept

It isn't the first time that spam has been going around that doesn't appear to have a clear purpose in actually selling something, but some spam watchers have noticed an awful lot of religious spam suddenly clogging our mail servers. The anti-spam company who is quoted in the article about it, thinks they're just doing it because they can -- and because religious spam probably doesn't fall under the CAN SPAM laws. However, you have to wonder if it isn't serving some other purpose in trying to either open up a channel for spammers or set up some sort of scam.
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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Nov 2004 @ 12:31pm

    Spam conspiracy?

    I have been tracking spam for a while now, and have seen a noticeable rise in what I call 'fake spam'; spam that contains no links etc. and appears to serve no other purpose but keeping the amounts of spam at a high level. These 'fake spams' range from just random text, to some odd 'story' to a typical viagra/manhood-enlarging email that either contains no link or contact info or a link that never was what it's supposed to offer.

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    Mark, 19 Nov 2004 @ 4:20pm

    No Subject Given

    Depending on how you look at it, you could argue that religious indoctrination has *always* been spam, even two thousand years ago. It comes at you unsolicited; it can be hard to get it to stop; it often comes attached to a request for money. If so, the question isn't why we're seeing religious spam now, but why it's taken so long for religious spam to enter a medium that's so well suited to its traditional purpose.

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      a different Mark, 21 Nov 2004 @ 11:49am

      No Subject Given

      Maybe the response come from the same bunch of morons. People credulous enough believe in stories of invisible pink bunnies in the sky are probably more likely to fall for other unlikely BS too.

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