Originally Posted by Kati Compton
Even more bizarre - are you going to buy l33t medicine? V14gr4 or Z4n4x or something? Who are the people buying from these spam emails?
In some cases - nobody. There are certain spam messages that are sent only for the purpose of getting lists of vaild addresses to sell to other spammers based on the unsubscribes. They might only have an unsubscribe link and you might not find a link to buy anything in the spam itself.
Of course, the worst spam now is the "phishing" messages. Made to look like they are from the security department of Citibank, eBay, PayPal, etc. Some are even linked to very
real looking copies of the company's web site and are used to get unsuspecting users to enter their account and access numbers. Never, ever
click on a link in an email from your bank, etc. I take the time to send the raw text of each such message I receive to the company's fraud department. It's the only spam I do anything with besides remove it from my server (before downloading via Mailwasher
By the way, I now have a "honeypot" email link on my web site. If a webbot grabs all the email addresses off the site and that address is used to send spam, the messages are automatically deleted from my mailserver and the sender is blacklisted so I don't see any of their spam going to my real email addresses. :mrgreen: