Those Persistent Spammers

There is a new study out showing only one spam email out of 12.5 million receives a response. But apparently that is enough to keep them in business and spamming to the rest of us. My question is can we please find who it is that responds to these emails and ask them to stop the insanity? I’m assuming its a handful of people with lots of time on their hands.

A new study details how spammers – the bane of our email inboxes – still make pots of money, despite only receiving a response to one in every 12,500,000 emails they spam out.

Yet even with this apparently abysmal response rate of less than 0.00001 per cent, the researchers still estimate that the controllers of a network the size of Storm are still bringing in about $7,000 (£4,430) a day or $3.5m (£2.21m) over a year.

Help stop spam by just refusing to respond – no matter how tempting it is to you personally!

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