Fake Newsletters Account For More
Than 25% Of All Spam
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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