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Old 07-21-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Spammers less successful than many think

I don't know about you, but finding out that spam emails tend to convert at a rate of less than 1 sale per 1,000,000 messages has made my day.

Check out this article about how operating a spam botnet just isn't as profitable a venture as it used to be, or as many of us may have suspected:
http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news...Profitable.htm

Hopefully once the spammers realise this is no longer an easy (if illegal) way to make a living, they'll turn their attention to less irritating, resource choking and wasteful pursuits.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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You just have to laugh when you hear a 0.0000081% conversion rate and only about 3.5 million a year in sales for wasting so many people's time and resources. I bet Nigerian Princes convert better than that.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
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one reason of this is maybe because of people are becoming more and more alert
they can't be easily cheated anyway
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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I certainly hope that's the case, mystuff. Welcome to Geek/Talk, by the way.

No doubt improved spam filters at various levels of the delivery pipeline are also helping.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Spammers are less successful than many think but they still as annoying as many think.
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You can say that again. Welcome to Geek/Talk, Tyrese34.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #7
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I agree that it's a refreshing statistic to hear. However, most of their work is automated, so until they find an easier and more efficient way to make that 3.5 million, we'll still have to deal with spam.
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Spamm others is really a waste of time to do.They can't learn anything from the job and will lost a lot of time.I think the job itself is a punishment of people do that.
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I think you are right. I also don't want to read spam emails on my inbox. I delete the email right away without reading the content on it if I didn't know the sender.
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