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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Bad behavior of e-mail users is helping spam grow

According to a survey conducted by security firm Mirapoint and market research company the Radicati Group, nearly a third of e-mail users have clicked on links in spam messages. One in ten users have bought products advertised in junk mail.

Clicking on a link in a spam message can expose people to viruses and alert spammers to live e-mail accounts.

If no-one responded to junk e-mail and didn't buy products sold in this way, then spam would be as extinct as the dinosaurs

Read more at the BBC


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