lnesseler Posted June 24, 2011 Share Posted June 24, 2011 1. Is it correct to assume that when I am spammed, for example, for something at the Olive Garden, match.com, or Groupon, that the named companies deliberately employ spammers as one of their marketing tools? How do these companies find spammers? How much does it cost them? Is there anyway attack spam by attacking the companies that hire the spammers? Are their dealings with spammers legal? 2. At least twice a day I report every spam I get. Although I use a mail program, I also log onto TWC's webmail page and report the ones identified as spam by TWC, then report them to TWC as well. Most of the spam from eastern Europe that passed through a "Brent Robbins" seems to have disappeared, at least for now. Did we do that? Is there a way to find out the consequences that can be specifically attributed to our reporting? The reason I ask is that, day after day, I report spam that passes through afrinic, usually with an email address that ends in grassbuffalo.info. Can I conclude that these guys can simply ignore spamcop if they choose to? I mean, is there any enforcement capability or is everything voluntary? There's something obvious here I don't understand. 3. Why does most spam have three images? My mail program doesn't load them unless I command it to, so it is easy to see that there are generally three. Thanks for any enlightenment you can afford me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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