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Offline AshSimmonds

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Up to nearly 5,000 - that's one spam email I get every 8-9 minutes, 24/7.



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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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wow!

I faffed around with my junk filter about 4 years ago.... haven't touched it since

I get maybe 2 or 3 spam a week? that's on a hotmail account....

when i get a spam, I "mark as junk" rather than just "delete".... perhaps that helps?




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I'm not sure I want to know what it will force your meat device to do???



Offline AshSimmonds

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I faffed around with my junk filter about 4 years ago.... haven't touched it since

I don't do anything either - that's my spam folder, those 10,000 emails will automatically be deleted over the next 30 days - to be replaced by...  any guesses?  I started this thread when I hit the big 2k.



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I'm not sure I want to know what it will force your meat device to do???


 :argh:  There's someone in your car too!!!!!



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I LOVE Monty Python

I'm off for a spam sandwich, with extra spam now.

gnight

Did you Ozzies have the thing back in the mid 80's early 90's where anyone with receding hair was called a "spam head"??

We'd lift our/their hair up and slap our/thier foreheads shouting SPAM SPAM SPAM!!!!

aahhh, being 15 was fun.....



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Stop the spam and save the planet

AS IF spam email wasn't unloved enough already, new research shows all those unsolicited messages, 62 trillion of them last year, generate greenhouse gases equivalent to driving a car around the planet 1.6 million times.

More than 80 per cent of the world's email traffic is now deemed spam and - between the energy devoted to sending, storing and sorting phoney messages - 33 billion kilowatt-hours of power is wasted.

The study, commissioned by the computer security firm McAfee and conducted by climate change analysts at ICF International, notes that when one spammer, McColo, was closed by its internet service provider last November, worldwide spam fell by 70 per cent overnight.

But the robot computer networks, or botnets, that McColo harnessed to send spam were quickly redeployed and the relief was short-lived, McAfee's regional spokesman, Michael Sentonas, said.

"A lot of spam is generated from botnets and that makes it very hard to identify where it's coming from," he said. "The botnet may be spread across 10 countries."

He said some experts once thought spam would disappear as consumers learned to ignore emails that promised to enlarge their bank account or their anatomy, but spam has changed.

"Today, spam comes with malware [malicious software] with links to compromised websites," Mr Sentonas said. "Spam is a great tool to steal someone's identity, [and] identity theft rates are growing exponentially."

Globally, one reason for that proliferation is email servers that can be used anonymously. With a single spam campaign involving up to one million messages and spammers needing a success rate of only 2 to 5 per cent, it takes little effort to steal credit card details, for example, and make a profit, he said.

Australia, to its credit, has closed its mail servers to unknown entities, said Peter Coroneos, chief executive of the Internet Industry Association, and our ranking on a list of spamming nations has fallen.

Elsewhere, spammers have paid ISPs to keep email servers open.

Mr Coroneos believes spam can only be thwarted by understanding - and undermining - the economics of its use.

Much as polluters once saw little reason to curb the chemicals they spewed into the sky because the air was considered a free resource, spammers now send their messages through the internet at virtually no cost.

Charging for each email, even less than one cent per message, would quickly make most spam unviable, he said, but consumers have shown little willingness to pay for a service they have always considered free.

Legislation can help, and Australia's Spam Act of 2003 has served as a model for Canada and Korea.

The only other solution Mr Coroneos sees is greater authentication. Just as some banks now require a customer to use a token to verify their identity, this could be used to combat spam. Whether consumers will be prepared to leap that extra hurdle to send email may depend, in part, on the benefits they perceive to protect their identity - and the environment.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/technovations/stop-the-spam-and-save-the-planet/2009/04/25/1240684317710.html?s_rid=theagearticle:rainbowstrip:content1:29-06:spamburger



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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ahhhh, now I'm beginning to understand why PP likes the poofter car so much... he's attempting to offset his cyber carbon footprint.....  :scratchchin:



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I don't do anything either - that's my spam folder, those 10,000 emails will automatically be deleted over the next 30 days - to be replaced by...  any guesses?  I started this thread when I hit the big 2k.

i had a gmail account. got it back in the day when it first started, then started receiving so much crap that i stopped using it

it did get picked up very well by the junk filter, but i was worried about the junk filter occassionally picking up the genuine email as they do.

gmail now seems to be the new black for email?? more and more people all seem to use it. also all the IT nerds i know HAVE to have one!! i think i might go back :p



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