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Sending Spam E-Mail Is Fast-Track to Riches, Study Reveals

If you're anything like us, you get dozens and dozens of spams per day. If you have multiple e-mail accounts, that's a lot of spam and, when you think of everyone else you know, that's an awful lot of unwanted messages. It certainly seems like spamming can't be worth all the effort and that spammers couldn't possibly make any money from it, right? Well, they certainly do, and a group of...

Spam Overtaking Personal Email

What's that putrid smell, you ask? That, friend, is the mounds and mounds of junk mail piling up all over the Internet. According to a new study by research firm IDC, 2007 is the year when the number of spam emails being sent and received will outnumber legitimate person-to-person (P2P) emails. Two factors are at play: Image-based spam is becoming increasingly popular with spammers and can...