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Is Spamming Over?

October 28th, 2008

As you all know, there are different ways of advertising. One of them are unsolicited phone calls. I never liked telemarketers, as they disturb you when you want to relax, when you are working, or eat a meal with your family. Basically, they waste your time and are often not welcomed. On the Internet, the same is true with spammers. Spammers post and send messages that nobody is interested in, so they waste your time. One of the targets of spammers is MySpace, as it is a very popular site with many pages to spam. MySpace has been fighting with spammers for quite some time, and it is suing many marketers who flood MySpace with unwanted messages. MySpace has already won a few cases, and received compensation ranging from $6 to $230 million dollars. I hope the war on spam goes well. The times when spamming was never punished might be over, as there are many cases of spammers paying for their crimes. For example, this year a spammer was ordered to pay $230 million dollars to MySpace because of an anti-spam judgment. As a matter of fact, this is believed to be the largest anti-spam judgment ever. However, I can’t imagine MySpace collecting this money easily, as the spammer probably doesn’t have this kind of money. In any case, it will probably scare other spammers. Since the technology to filter spam email is getting better and better, I think it is safe to predict that the number of spammers should be decreasing.

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