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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Sausage, Eggs and Spam

As a kid, I loved Spam. In the second grade, I nicked a tin of Spam from the cupboard and put it under my pillow so it would be close all night. Of course, I'm taking about the processed pork product. Junk e-mail is a whole other story.

I know all about junk e-mail. I publish my real e-mail address in each newsletter so your mail gets to me fast and direct. That's the best part of my job. But because my address is out there, I get spam -- lots of spam. And for me, in fact for all of us, the spam just keeps on a-coming. Despite the CAN-SPAM Act, junk mail is still on the rise, and May was one of the worst months ever, according to research from Symantec.

The culprit? Botnets that deliver this garbage, often from our very own PCs! The only thing missing from the research? A solution!

Posted by Doug Barney on June 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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