NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, September 19, 2008

Do spammers get spam? Posted by Mikko @ 15:06 GMT

Spam is still a problem.

Problem is, spam still works. So it won't be going away any time soon.

One spam vendor was recently spamming (yes) their own ads to a few million e-mail addresses. The message contained this PDF file:


Two things worthy of noting here:

First: The old e-mail spam vendors are selling mobile phone text message spam lists as well.

Second: The vendor here is trying to avoid getting spammed themselves, by writing their e-mail address
(which is info@bulk-mail.org) as info [at] bulk-mail [dot] org.

We suppose they are worried that an e-mail collecting spider might find their e-mail address (info@bulk-mail.org) and add it to a spam database. Then their address (which was info@bulk-mail.org) would get spam too. We guess.

Anyway, their address seems to be info@bulk-mail.org. Make sure you don't post it to a public web page or they might otherwise get spam.