[ILUG] Out-of-date spam ?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Apr 12 11:26:58 IST 2005
On Tue 12 Apr 2005 10:56, Joseph Kiniry wrote:
> > As a matter of interest, why does the spam I get
> > often have an old date on it ?
> To pop to the top of your inbox, since most people sort on date. (The Date
> line can be falsified easily.)
In my case, it has the opposite effect -
I sort by date, with the most recent on top,
so ancient email is way down the pile.
I only notice it because I am told I have unread mail.
If they put a future date on the email I could understand,
but that never occurs in my case.
(Maybe spamassassin or my ISP throws it out?)
Just one of the many mysteries of spam.
I saw a guy got 9 years in prison for sending spam -
apparently he was sending 1,000,000 spams a day.
If people were charge a miniscule sum for email -
say 0.01 cents per item -
wouldn't that discourage spammers?
It would still be 5000 times cheaper than smail.
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