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Online Unsolicited, commercial bulk–junk E-mail. See Mail list, USENET.
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Spammers are a bunch of creatives -for instance, they had 956 different ways to spell Viagra (V1AGRA, V1@GR@, V
Spamhaus, a not-for-profit organisation which tracks spammers, said it has not noted anything to justify a significant blocking and suggested the problem at Tiscali could have resulted from a technical failure.
The spammers have hacked into websites which use PHP to plant redirection code that will take customers to their store.
Today the spammers are switching to the use of animated graphics to prevent optical character recognition systems from reading the content of graphical images.
Specifically they leave them in open relay mode, allowing spammers to route their mass mailing through them, thus covering their tracks.
While Web bugs are not a new phenomenon to the Internet, this new data reinforces the fact that spammers are using increasingly deceptive tools to invade end-users' privacy and harvest valid e-mail addresses," Chasin says.
Italy has enacted tough anti-spam legislation which can land persistent spammers in jail for up to three years with heavy fines, and Australia is introducing tough legislation which bans marketing of e-mail address lists and fines spammers up to $1.
Spammers steal other people's resources: bandwidth, server capacity, whois databases, netadmin time, time spent deleting.
The law legalizes spam, but levies severe civil and criminal penalties for spammers who break certain rules.
Insurers also suggest that companies limit the e-mail addresses posted to their Web sites, because spammers often peruse sites as a way to generate future spam targets.
As the war against spare heats up, spammers are finding creative ways to stay one step ahead of the law.
Most hardcore spammers are middlemen, hired by third parties to advertise all manner of dubious wares, picking up a commission on the referrals.