What should be here is the article about what to do when you get spam from a Gmail account. In it we ranted about how Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts from Sacramento, and their executive diretor, Tamara Warta, spammed us, using Gmail and Google Apps. And we decried how difficult it was to report spam from a Gmail account to Google.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responding to what they say is a huge surge in automated phone calls, or, “robocalls,” by offering a cash reward and prizes to the person, or group of people, who can thwart these calls in the “FTC Robocall Challenge.” According to the FTC, complaints about robocalls skyrocketed to a high of 212,000 this past April, compared to the last high of 65,000 complaints in October of 2010.
Sources have revealed that there is a Twitter reality television show in the works, which would feature real time Twitter messages (“tweets”) from the show’s contestants, who will be pitted against one another in an effort to track down celebrities.
Mega spammer Alan Ralsky has been indicted under Federal anti-spamming law, along with ten other spammers involved in Ralsky’s operation, including Ralsky’s own son-in-law, Scott Bradley (“Oh dad, how could you?) Other spammers charged include Judy Devenow, also of Michigan; James Bragg, of Arizona; California spammers John Brown, William Neil, Anki Neil, James Fite, Francis Tribble; and How Wai John Hui, of Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong, and Peter Severa of Russia.
Massive Gmail storage plus the awesome folder view provided by a Gmail account equals the perfect spam folder! If you have the ability to have your spam filtering program forward all detected spam to a separate email address, then you can create your own Gmail spam folder account too! Gmail is the perfect way to scan all of your spam for mail that you actually want, because the Gmail email folder view shows you the first sentence of the email along with the subject, making it super easy to determine if the mail is really spam or not without opening it! Here’s how!
Score one for the forces of good, as one of the United States’ most notorious spammers, Robert Soloway, was not only arrested this month, but denied bail, so egregious were the charges against him, and, the court felt, the odds of him skipping town to avoid those charges.
When you are thinking “Oh, how much I hate spam” (does anybody ever actually think “I want spam”?), and you want to exact some of your own spam revenge, your thoughts may turn to becoming a spam killer. But others vent through more gentile avenues, such as spam haiku, spam poetry or, this, penning the ultimate junk email.
In a move which may have surprised nobody more than it surprised canned meat company Hormel, Hormel lost their legal effort to regain control over their trademark “SPAM”.
Ronald Guilmette and his company, Infinite Monkeys.com, have filed a $27.4 million lawsuit against spam king Scott Richter and his OptInRealBig.com. Richter claims he is no longer a spammer, Ronald Guilmette says it ain’t so. Also named in the lawsuit are four of Richter’s customers, including Florida-based National Associate Credit Services, Inc..
“We have a runner!” “Small cap stock!” “Could DPER.PK be the next Exxon?” If you are sick of getting stock spam – that spam hawking some worthless stock in an effort to drive up the price so that those behind the spammer can cash in and get out, then here are a couple of ways to have fun with that spam.
Spam Kings takes you on a trip through the world of spam, where you’ll meet all kinds of spammers (and even a few antispammers) and learn what makes them tick (I mean in addition to the crack and coffee).
On a sidenote to the much ballyhooed crackdown by the Justice Department on dozens of spammers, at least part of the funding for the crackdown came through the Direct Marketing Association’s “Operation Slam Spam”. The law under which these stings were made, CAN-SPAM, has been depicted as a win for online marketers – the DMA’s […]
“Dear Internet Patrol, How do I read the fine print in the spam’s header information to determine from where the spam really originated? I forwarded one to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they sent me an e-mail saying it wasn’t a correct address. Thank you, Kim” Dear Kim: Here’s how.