[OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM

Earthednet-wp prothero at earthednet.org
Tue Jun 9 11:06:32 EDT 2015

The scam and spam problem is simply enormous. I notice that the National Science Foundation is soliciting research proposals for secure internet. How to civilize the beast may be hopeless, but it can't fail to change our civilization in ways we may not foresee. I am faced with criminal activity multiple times daily. It must change folks' perceptions and attitudes. It certainly makes me more suspicious of every email I get. That's probably a good thing.


William Prothero

> On Jun 9, 2015, at 5:03 AM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 12:34 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> wrote:
>> I also get the Russian women,
>> I wonder if my last name was Gay I'd get Russian men ;-)
> I'm getting emails about my stolen car (parked next to the front door), my
> stolen phone (sitting on my desk), incredibly low interest credit cards for
> Walmart and Cosco (don't have outlets here) and of course for a bunch of
> medication that seems to suggest the world's population is set to plummet.
> Richard, Scott, they are definitely not glass half full comments. I've
> always appreciated how huge the SPAM problem is, the company I work for
> reports that legitimate traffic on it's WAN/LAN accounts for less than 0.2%
> of the traffic, the rest is SPAM and hacker attempts :-( I've believed that
> the Gmail team have done a wonderful job at blocking the tidal wave of
> SPAM, so not sure now why so much is getting through.
> Thankfully though Gmail does correctly end up in my SPAM folder so it is
> easy to deal with.
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