Farelf Posted March 16, 2004 Share Posted March 16, 2004 Do you believe this? A letter published from Britain in the current issue of New Scientist says that writer's experience with spamvertized URL links is that "none of the offers was real" - refer: http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/oplett...jsp?id=ns243812 Britain's procedures to "control" email are notorious but are they really *that* effective? - and that quick to affect hosted web page services, many presumably off-shore? I must confess that I have never actually tried to purchase the wares on offer as he has ("None are actually trying to sell anything.") but the majority of the ones I see (North American "market") are certainly traceable according to SpamCop and therefore, I would have thought, more than capable of taking any money one cares to throw at them. It seems that spam is highly targeted by region. For instance, in some 2,000 spam, I can't recall a single instance of origin from the much maligned Telstra BigPond which I therefore presume operates only in the Australian region. Does anyone know what *is* the deal with spamvertized sites in the UK? In any event, it seems a bit irresponsible for New Scientist to print the suggestion that one can (presumably) open spam and (certainly) visit spamvertizer's pages with impunity. Much of what I see in these pages indicates otherwise. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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