November 14, 2004

The How of Spam

EWeek has a fascinating wrap-up of the Jaynes Spamming Trial. Short form: 10 Million emails a day = $750,000 per month = 9 years in jail. Trial Shows How Spammers Operate: "Jaynes' business was remarkably lucrative; prosecutors say he grossed up to $750,000 per month. If you have an e-mail account, chances are Jaynes tried to get your attention, pitching software, pornography and work-at-home schemes. The eight-day trial that ended in his conviction this month shed light on the operations of a 30-year-old former purveyor of physical junk mail who worked with minimal assistance out of a nondescript house in Raleigh, N.C. A state jury in Leesburg has recommended a nine-year prison term in the nation's first felony trial of spam purveyors. Sentencing is set for February. "
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Posted by Vanderleun at November 14, 2004 8:42 PM
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Posted by: Stephen B at November 15, 2004 9:04 PM

Is it my imagination, or did your post on spamming just get... spammed?

Posted by: Ben at November 16, 2004 8:18 PM

Might look like that, but what I see when the spammers hit are about a dozen or so similar posts lobbed deep into the archives. I weed them right away but it is a chore, even with MT-blacklist.

I let the one above go because it was the only post and it seems to be, on the surface, a manual entry. A macro perhaps but manual.

I'm upgrading the software over the next week and will get a better handle on spam after that.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at November 16, 2004 8:31 PM
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