Spam, a question.

15 messages
28/08/2012 at 16:35

My nine year old asked the same question, I couldn't answer him either - my own conclusion is they are a bunch of ..........................................................

28/08/2012 at 16:44

I assume it's for the same reason as many (not all - some are for criminal use) compuetr viruses. They're to annoy the hell out of us. That is all.

28/08/2012 at 17:06

Its yummy as a fritter 

28/08/2012 at 17:07

I imagine that they get some return. I suppose it's like chuggers - they seem to annoy lots of people, but would disappear pretty sharpish if they weren't bringing money in.

28/08/2012 at 17:40

a lot of the crap spam is because the spammer badly formatted it before it got sent.

then there is the spam which is trying to get a reaction from a recipient telling the spammer to fuck off - that tells the spammer that the e-mail address is live

then there is the spam sent by you to you - that's a sneaky little trick that often gets people to sit up and go wtf??  and gets a reaction from you.  the spammer has basically spoofed you and got under your skin.

and it doesn't matter how many defences you put up - some will still get through.  the spammers aren't thick and are often ahead of the spam busters with new ideas to get around spam controls.

I don't get a lot of spam but it still fecking annoys me when I do!

 

28/08/2012 at 19:25
I get lots of medication spam. No idea what determines the spam being delivered
28/08/2012 at 19:31
28/08/2012 at 19:46
Often wondered what could be gained by it, it all seemed a lot of time and trouble for no return to me
28/08/2012 at 22:02

Even the advertising spam, I find it hard to believe anyone actually buys stuff through it.

28/08/2012 at 23:38
Not a stalker but someone pointing out that you seem to be repeating yourself, kk. (No idea how to do quotes on this ipad thingy)
29/08/2012 at 13:42
kittenkat wrote (see)
Slowfoot 2012 wrote (see)

Its yummy as a fritter 

I saw a spam cookbook yesterday, every dish was spam. I didn't buy it or nick it.

It's been about 45 years since I had to eat a spam fritter, and I can remember every disgusting aspect of it, including the smell

29/08/2012 at 15:06

It's probably some unemployed, dope smoking layabout who uses his computing ability to make spam and viruses to annoy people, instead of looking for a job.

29/08/2012 at 15:14
Often wondered what could be gained by it, it all seemed a lot of time and trouble for no return to me
29/08/2012 at 15:47

There's a lot to be gained from it.  Spammers can generate 20,000,000 messages a day, costing less than a couple of quid.  It only takes one idiot to buy something and you've made money.

29/08/2012 at 16:13
Wilkie wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)
Slowfoot 2012 wrote (see)

Its yummy as a fritter 

I saw a spam cookbook yesterday, every dish was spam. I didn't buy it or nick it.

It's been about 45 years since I had to eat a spam fritter, and I can remember every disgusting aspect of it, including the smell

Be gone you devil 


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