[Cialug] SPAM question
matt at usrlocal.com
Wed Aug 2 09:20:29 CDT 2006
On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 3:37:43 -0600 (CST), Stephen Hawkins <ng0g at mchsi.com> wrote:
> I get some other that is html. It doesn't make much sense, but is a little
> more grammatically correct then these. I keep my email program set on text
> only. That spam could be fishing for good email addresses, as hidden in the
> html is usually something that will let them know when the html is executed
> so to speak. But this new stuff is text only and won't even do that. So why
> even send it???
2 reasons that I can think of....
1) The stock image spams (the most popular of the image spams) are the typical pump and
dump scams. There is no direct action from the email like a link to click. They expect you to go
out and purchase the stock on your own to cash in the 'good deal'
2) They like to annoy you. Believe it or not, there is a certain amount of spam that is sent out to
simply annoy you and the anti-spam companies. Taking up valuable time creating rules for
messages that do basically nothing, but keep your phones ringing from unhappy customers.
matt at mailfoundry.com
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