12.19.08

SPAM

Posted in Things at 2:57 pm by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears?  It’s SPAM.

SPAM is one of those things that everyone knows – but if you’re one of the people who doesn’t I will post a few examples:

Email:
From: me
To: me
Subject: LowPrice Pharmacy, 10pills CailisY=$38, 10pills ViagraL=$33, 10pills Levitr=$56, over 35,000 satisfied customers purchased from us mnuvsw h03
Body: [various links]
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Or on this blog I get more SPAM:
Name: balabo3_jm | Email: balabo3_gk@funkytimes.com | URI: http://index3.ruterta.ru | IP: 67.69.254.245
http://index4.supergerta.ru >fergie london bridge ????????? http://index2.ruterta.ru >iru 1214 ??????????? ??????? http://index1.ruterta.ru >111 ???? ??? ???????? ? ?????????????? http://index6.ruterta.ru >10 ??????? ?????????? ????? http://index4.ruterta.ru >iris ?????? manual ru

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Yeah, like I’m really going to click on those links.  My favorite are the emails that actually have no links and just jumbled words in the body.  I just read a report from Cisco that says 17.2% of all email SPAM comes from the United States of America.  Good old US of A.  The next closest is Turkey, which has a 9.2% market share.  Yay US.

Even stranger is the comments that are just crap:
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What’s the point?

Instead of spelling everything incorrectly and trying to sell everyone Penis Biggerizers, maybe the SPAMMERS could all get together and learn a business model or two.  I can just imagine that meeting:

“Wait, so people don’t want to buy pills from a SPAM source?  Johnson, why didn’t you tell me earlier???  I thought people like when we send out billions of unsolicited emails every day”.  Fuckers.

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At work, 33% of all of our emails are high rated SPAM (score of 8 or higher).  Thirty-three freakin percent.  In a year, that equates to roughly 850,000 emails.  We block all those too.  There’s probably another 5 to 10 thousand that, while are still SPAM, somehow make it through all the filters.

As a consultant at a financial institution, we had almost 80% of our mail listed as high SPAM (8 or higher).  And there we saw 43,680,000 a year.  That’s 43 million SPAM emails every year.  AAAAAAAhhhhhhh!  NOBODY WANTS TO BUY YOUR SHITTING TONERS, PHARMACEUTICALS, OR CORPORATE STOCKS!!!

And that’s what grinds my gears.

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