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Spam bots

Apparently Bill Gates said that by 2006 we wouldn't have to worry about spam anymore.

Well, in a way he's right, since the amount of spam I am receiving is actually quite small compared to the vast numbers of idiotic phishing attempts, 419 messages, mailing lists that I never signed up to and the like. Not that him being right helps much.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

I haven't had a 419 in years. As I understand it, they just get email addresses from guestbooks and the like; not exactly rocket science. If you don't make your email address public on the web they won't get you.