If You Aren’t Part of the Solution…

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Who the h*ll would by something advertised in spam?

That’s what Aunty wants to know.


Do you know anybody who would buy something advertised in spam?

Would you??

According to a recent survey, reported in CNN, 14% of people acknowledged that they actually read their spam.

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Now, how many people do you think confessed that they bought something advertised in spam?

What do you think…maybe, one in a thousand? If that?

Nope.

 

Would you believe…ten in a thousand?

How about twenty in a thousand?

Guess again.

Forty people in a thousand. That’s FORTY people in one thousand. Reported that they had purchased something advertised in spam during the past year.

Now, how many pieces of email do you think that the average spammer sends out in just one spam run?

You do the math.

Is it any wonder that spammers keep? Is there money in it? You betcha. And it’s ALL THE FAULT OF THOSE FORTY PEOPLE IN A THOUSAND!!!

For goodness sake! People! If you can’t be part of the solution, at least don’t be part of the problem!

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2 thoughts on “If You Aren’t Part of the Solution…

  1. Lots of people put “spam” in their subject line or say “sorry for the spam, but” when they’re sending mail to friends that might be considered off-topic or something. I’ve ever understood this, personally — but I do think that when somebody says they read their spam, they might be talking about that kind of mail rather than actual UBE.

  2. Heh. I read my spam, but never with any intention of buying the products contained within… no, I read it to mock the insane lengths to which some spammers will go to obfuscate their messages and avoid spam filters.

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