San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2009 - Twenty-eight percent of email spam sent last week were phony newsletters designed to look like legitimate bulk email, according to worldwide spam patterns tracked by SpamIQ, Mailshell's global spam reporting system. In addition to fake newsletters, the other top spam categories for the week were fraud scams, adult spam and spam based on automated messages. By disguising spam as newsletters, spammers co-opt the reputations of well-known brands and legitimate bulk emailers, while also circumventing inferior spam filters.
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