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Today the spammers are switching to the use of animated graphics to prevent optical character recognition systems from reading the content of graphical images.
Did you know that "Chicken boner" is what critics call spammers, implying that they spend all their time in front of a computer with fried chicken bones littering the floor?
The law was supported by legislators on both sides of Congress, major service providers including Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft, industry organizations including the Direct Marketing Association, and spammers including the notorious Alan Ralsky.
Activists argued that such a law would be meaningless: a spammer might operate multiple lists from multiple front companies and they would still be free to trade email addresses with their fellow spammers.
There's only one way to defeat spammers and it's a simple solution.
Blue Security goes on to state that Internet service providers are inadvertently helping out spammers and phishers as scammers can leverage ISP tools that help users find available addresses.
As Internet providers try to circumvent spam, spammers just change course, prompting the recent slew of e-mails with gibberish or random words to foil programs designed to detect the usual spam phrases such as ``enlarge your penis size overnight'' or ``click here for hot Japanese gopher porn
Once you reply, the spammer will know your email address is valid and will share it with other spammers.
Originally, the rage against spammers had more to do with the sense that a private space previously open only to friends and relatives had been invaded.
Paper-based spam is an obvious non starter, while e-mail spammers, with the right software, can send hundreds of thousands of messages to computer users all over the world with a click of a mouse without paying anything more than their monthly Internet service provider (ISP) fee.
4 million judgment and injunctive relief against Howard Carmack, aka the "Buffalo Spammer," shutting down an operation that had generated more than 825 million spam emails on the Internet.
If it were easy to expose the identity of a spammer, the large majority of them would not bother to use spam as a way to make money.
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