Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Spam. Who buys anything from those messages?

email spamI've written about spam before. I have always been amazed at how spammers make any money.

And it's interesting how they subvert the filters. (However, all the messages shown here were caught by my email providers' filters.)

I picture some guys in some dark basement writing speedily on a clone PC and endlessly hitting "send". (Yes, I know they use programs that cull zillions of email addresses for them to send their jewels to.)

I guess it takes only .05% of the recipients to pay $20 a pop for spam creators to keep writing "bUy v1agra n0w" and other such creative phrases.

1 comment:

Shilingi-Moja said...

I have wondered exactly the same thing. How in the world do these folks make any money whatsoever? Of course, I wonder the same thing about Post and their shredded cardboard cereal -- oh, wait, that's Shredded Wheat! :-D