Inboxes Engorged with Porn Spam

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Email management firm Email Systems is reporting that porn spam is on the rise again, rising from a relatively flaccid 7% to a turgid 21% of all spam in just the past month.

Unfortunately without knowing how they are defining “porn”, it’s impossible to really get a complete picture as to what is going on. It’s entirely possible (although not bloody likely), for example, that the perceived increase is due to adult-content spammers beginning to comply with the provisions of CAN-SPAM which require them to label their porn spam as..well, porn spam.


Or perhaps it is because porn spammers are mindful that it is springtime, when a young man’s fancy turns to..well..you get the idea.

Or perhaps this is just an adjustment back to normal porn spam levels after the porn spammers took a break over the holidays, when returns on porn spam are traditionally low, and so porn spammers take holiday and relax in the south of France.

Email Systems also reported that two in five spam are now medically-related, although there is no indication as to whether the medically-related spam also falls under their definition of “porn spam”.

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