Spam explosion.

It seems that in the past month the volume of spam email I receive that gets past the spam filters in Thunderbird has increased tenfold. And virtually all of that increase consists of penny stock scams.

I can only guess what kind of drain this is on the internet as a whole. And what a complete waste of time.

Update: According to SiliconBeat, there is a service called Boxbe that lets you create an inbox and then marketers will pay you to let them spam you. As noted, they don’t explain how that will stop everyone else from spamming your existing inbox.


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